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Any gardners out there? Need some suggestions

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Dan, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Right I know the photo isn't the clearest. I will take one in better light tomorrow

    But the back area of this photo where you see the palms, and fence etc. We want to filly in the gaps (Remove the screen fencing and 'Bogan'villia plant basically make that part at the back of the pool, into more of a garden as well as screening us from our back neighbours.

    We were thinking of putting some semi mature Golden Cane palms along the fence to give cover on the fence line, but I am wondering if there is a better and cheaper solutions since plants of the size we want are going to be $30 plus and we would need a fair few.

    Anyways if anyone has any ideas of plants and how we can get them in there please let me know!

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    Cheers
    Dan
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not sure  but I love your spelling in the post - is a Bogan'villia a tree for Bogans. :) !!  My missus is a great gardener but not in the tropical climes!
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    This is where I provide the segue to allow Dan to boast about his pool. 
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    no need to boast Leanne and I were just discussing it this arvo. We want honest suggestions. Cw the spelling was on purpose
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I'll email you the address of a horticultarlist friend of mine.
     
  6. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    I'm actually a qualified horticulturist Dan (man of many talents).

    There's a **** load of plants you could put there however if you want mature plants to cover the area straight away you are going to pay through the nose for them. You should be able to pick up some 3 to 4 foot GC's for $20-25 though. Look for wholesalers who sell to the public.

    GC's are good as they make a good screen but keep in mind they will grow to about 6 metres high.

    Best bet is to go to your local nursery and just get the advice of the horticulturist there.

    Also Mata, Horticulture mate not Horticultare!!
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    6 metres is excessive but I know they take a damn long time to get there.

    Basically need something to fill in the back part. Might take the photo to one of the places here and ask advice like you say
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Doug.  :(
     
  9. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    One from left field, how about bamboo.
     
  10. nodd

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    Can't actually see a bouganvillia in the pic, but you want something easy to hedge and that won't drop a ****load of leaves around your cement pond.

    Orange Jessamine is a cheap,quick growing,easy to look after hedge plant. Can grow to 3m but you can easily keep it to the height you want. I have a few other s at work but cannot remember the names off the top of my slightly inebriated head. Will find them tomorrow.

    Golden palms are ok but do tend to atract the cockies and can look a bit daggy if you don't keep on top of them.
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Thanks nodd (the Bogan) is to the right if you scroll across, whilst I like the plant, it drops too many flowers in the pool. I am going to head down the nursery on Saturday and have a look at some options the Orange jessamine may work.

    Cheers
     

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