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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:11 am 
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Where did you get it Joel? Was it Bunnings?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:23 pm 
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Yep.... Though the more I look at them the more I think that they are just too small. I'll give them a go with some trees, but I'm not going to buy any more I don;t think.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:42 pm 
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Why don't you do a comparision eg rubber rounds, weed mat, shadecloth newspaper, mulch and carpet.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:50 pm 
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I really need to update this with some more info and pictures...I now have more trees planted out the front, and on the weekend put in some raised round beds out the front. Will take a pic this arvo and post up tomorrow..

Coz of course I'll remember now I have bumped this thread... I hope.... :)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:49 pm 
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OK, I've planted three new trees out the front along with two raised beds so far. The trees so far are pink lady apple, avocado and mango.

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This bed has two pawpaws (I had three but one mysteriously died in it's pot last week), a pepino, and a couple of sprouting sweet potatoes.

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The second bed has 3 bananas, lemongrass and pepino as well as sweet potatoes.

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Notice they both have a worm tubes and they are working well after only a couple of days, it's a bit hard to make out much in the photo here, but when I opened the lid there were 4 or 5 visible worms that started to make a run for it and most went throught the holes in the side of the tube, into the garden bed soil. You can see the muck they have left behind on the sides of the pipe.

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I still have room for probably 3 more beds and 2-3 more fruit trees. and a few more miniature trees. Once that is done I think I might look at mulching the whole area and getting rid of the grass altogether.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:06 pm 
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Looking good EB :thumb: Maybe by the end of next Summer those banana plants will have filled the whole ring that they are in.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:20 pm 
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Hey Joel, you should probably register now on mulchnet.com.au for a truck load of mulch to dump on your carpet and smother the grass.
Next job might be to whipper snip around all the trunks and edges.
We can call it staff training!
Nice way to spend a day off!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:03 am 
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Location: that should do
and here is a before shot :thumb:

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Yep - that's a Perth house ! Never have figured out the obsession with palms over here :crazy:

There are whole nurserys dedicated to them.....

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There is a whole society dedicated to palms Chilidude. They have a place and have many uses including walking sticks, raffia, cocount oil, wine, jam, palm oil- commonly used by fish and chip shops cause it is really cheap. Not to mention soon will be Palm Sunday. I love my common old palms around the pool because they don't need much water or attention and they help provide the tropical look even when temps get down below zero. If anyone is interested in seeing a palm garden this Sunday let me know.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:06 pm 
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Jaymie wrote:
and here is a before shot :thumb:


You cheeky monkey...... :)

Yeah some people get a bit carried away with their palms around here. When I first moved into the house I pulled out about 10 or more. Since then I have cut down another 3 or 4, but still have 6 or 8 big ones, and half a dozen little ones. Crazy woman that live here before me.... :crazy: Palms and bloody cordylines.

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Crazy woman that live here before me.... :crazy: Palms and bloody cordylines.


Last I heard she moved to Queensland, heehee just kidding.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:14 pm 
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I've been putting off removing a palm from my yard. Mainly due to the fact its almost 3 stories high. But the darn thing drops seeds that are very fertile. Especially when they drop into the AP system. :shock2:

I like the raised garden beds. First thought was 'he'll put an auto siphon is just about anything' before I realised they were worm tubes. :lol:

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I don't have an autosiphon in anything.... :thumb:

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