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  1. Common

    Growing Citronella as a Mosquito Repellent - which type?

    The type that will work best in Australia is the pelagoniam which tolerates drier soil.
    The type that will work best in Australia is the pelagoniam which tolerates drier soil.
    The type that will work best in Australia is the pelagoniam which tolerates drier soil.
    The type that will work best in Australia is the pelagoniam which tolerates drier soil.
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  2. ClissAT

    Say What!?

    Just a bit of fun. This is a cropped screen print from an emailed brochure from Bunnings. I think there might be a miscommunication. So is it grafted or a seedling?
    Just a bit of fun. This is a cropped screen print from an emailed brochure from Bunnings. I think there might be a miscommunication. So is it grafted or a seedling?
    Just a bit of fun. This is a cropped screen print from an emailed brochure from Bunnings. I think there might be a miscommunication. So is it grafted or a seedling?
    Just a bit of fun. This is a cropped screen print from an emailed brochure from Bunnings. I think there might be a miscommunication. So is it grafted or a seedling?

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  3. Daniel.Mav

    Charles Dowding: No dig gardening

    Daniel, I would recommend you read everything written by Graeme Sait of Nutri-Tech Solutions, Yandina, SE Qld. You can also find his TED speeches on youtube along with several other of his...
    Daniel, I would recommend you read everything written by Graeme Sait of Nutri-Tech Solutions, Yandina, SE Qld. You can also find his TED speeches on youtube along with several other of his videos. He practises what he preaches on his farm a little inland from Yandina. He is all about biological...
    Daniel, I would recommend you read everything written by Graeme Sait of Nutri-Tech Solutions, Yandina, SE Qld. You can also find his TED speeches on youtube along with several other of his videos. He practises what he preaches on his farm a...
    Daniel, I would recommend you read everything written by Graeme Sait of Nutri-Tech Solutions, Yandina, SE Qld. You can also find his TED speeches on youtube along with several other of his...
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  4. Perry

    Desert Rose Potting Mix

    G'day ClissaAT, Thank you you have helped me again. I will make up the Potting Mix and test the pH and adjust it accordingly. Cheers Perry
    G'day ClissaAT, Thank you you have helped me again. I will make up the Potting Mix and test the pH and adjust it accordingly. Cheers Perry
    G'day ClissaAT, Thank you you have helped me again. I will make up the Potting Mix and test the pH and adjust it accordingly. Cheers Perry
    G'day ClissaAT, Thank you you have helped me again. I will make up the Potting Mix and test the pH and adjust it accordingly. Cheers Perry
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  5. AndrewB

    At a crossroads

    If you live in the property, legally making it your "principal place of residence" (PPOR) then you shouldn't pay any capital gains tax when you sell, as your own home is exempt. But if you buy it...
    If you live in the property, legally making it your "principal place of residence" (PPOR) then you shouldn't pay any capital gains tax when you sell, as your own home is exempt. But if you buy it as an investment (where all the costs become tax deductible) then you certainly will pay CGT when...
    If you live in the property, legally making it your "principal place of residence" (PPOR) then you shouldn't pay any capital gains tax when you sell, as your own home is exempt. But if you buy it as an investment (where all the costs become tax...
    If you live in the property, legally making it your "principal place of residence" (PPOR) then you shouldn't pay any capital gains tax when you sell, as your own home is exempt. But if you buy it...
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  6. Letsgokate
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    *Warning* TIP MULCH - Please Read

    Oh wow @Letsgokate so sorry to hear about Chris's lung problems contracted from managing tip mulch - that's horrible! Thank you for the warning because I often use tip mulch and bags of potting...
    Oh wow @Letsgokate so sorry to hear about Chris's lung problems contracted from managing tip mulch - that's horrible! Thank you for the warning because I often use tip mulch and bags of potting mix but also do a lot of garden work spreading sugarcane mulch, composts, manures, etc. Just...
    Oh wow @Letsgokate so sorry to hear about Chris's lung problems contracted from managing tip mulch - that's horrible! Thank you for the warning because I often use tip mulch and bags of potting mix but also do a lot of garden work spreading...
    Oh wow @Letsgokate so sorry to hear about Chris's lung problems contracted from managing tip mulch - that's horrible! Thank you for the warning because I often use tip mulch and bags of potting...
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  7. IanB

    What on earth is this .....

    Fungi can be great to photograph, so many interesting ones.
    Fungi can be great to photograph, so many interesting ones.
    Fungi can be great to photograph, so many interesting ones.
    Fungi can be great to photograph, so many interesting ones.

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  8. Letsgokate

    Blue Tongue Lizard

    One of the reasons bluies are not about so much nowadays is snail bait. They get poisoned too when they eat the snails that have eaten bait.
    One of the reasons bluies are not about so much nowadays is snail bait. They get poisoned too when they eat the snails that have eaten bait.
    One of the reasons bluies are not about so much nowadays is snail bait. They get poisoned too when they eat the snails that have eaten bait.
    One of the reasons bluies are not about so much nowadays is snail bait. They get poisoned too when they eat the snails that have eaten bait.
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  9. Bea

    Wildlife -Squirrels

    Yes we have Possums and they create a lot of extra work protecting our produce. I don't mind sharing some but not all.
    Yes we have Possums and they create a lot of extra work protecting our produce. I don't mind sharing some but not all.
    Yes we have Possums and they create a lot of extra work protecting our produce. I don't mind sharing some but not all.
    Yes we have Possums and they create a lot of extra work protecting our produce. I don't mind sharing some but not all.
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  10. Janine

    Cats and heartache

    This is a really frustrating problem and as we all know too well there's never any easy solutions to pet disputes in suburbia. Our neighbour's dog is a constant barker whenever he sees us in our...
    This is a really frustrating problem and as we all know too well there's never any easy solutions to pet disputes in suburbia. Our neighbour's dog is a constant barker whenever he sees us in our front yard he yapps no end and that's annoying but nothing compared to your cat issue Janine! I...
    This is a really frustrating problem and as we all know too well there's never any easy solutions to pet disputes in suburbia. Our neighbour's dog is a constant barker whenever he sees us in our front yard he yapps no end and that's annoying but...
    This is a really frustrating problem and as we all know too well there's never any easy solutions to pet disputes in suburbia. Our neighbour's dog is a constant barker whenever he sees us in our...
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  11. Jenny
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    Cancer Bush (lessertia Frutescens)

    Cannabis Oil is gaining traction here in South Africa as well and I contemplated trying it out when I stopped taking Epilim, but cannabis oil is very expensive and you can only get it with a...
    Cannabis Oil is gaining traction here in South Africa as well and I contemplated trying it out when I stopped taking Epilim, but cannabis oil is very expensive and you can only get it with a prescription from doctor, so I opted to go the Gota Kula route instead and I am not sorry because not...
    Cannabis Oil is gaining traction here in South Africa as well and I contemplated trying it out when I stopped taking Epilim, but cannabis oil is very expensive and you can only get it with a prescription from doctor, so I opted to go the Gota...
    Cannabis Oil is gaining traction here in South Africa as well and I contemplated trying it out when I stopped taking Epilim, but cannabis oil is very expensive and you can only get it with a...
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  12. Cathy
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    Minipop Corn

    Learn something new every day... :cheers:
    Learn something new every day... :cheers:
    Learn something new every day... :cheers:
    Learn something new every day... :cheers:
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  13. Auron Leonhart

    Happy Father's Day from the USA!

    I don't have any kids as of yet and no I did not :)
    I don't have any kids as of yet and no I did not :)
    I don't have any kids as of yet and no I did not :)
    I don't have any kids as of yet and no I did not :)
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  14. LoveInNature
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    Moon And Stars Watermelon

    I was looking at them a while ago but didn't like the seeds in them.
    I was looking at them a while ago but didn't like the seeds in them.
    I was looking at them a while ago but didn't like the seeds in them.
    I was looking at them a while ago but didn't like the seeds in them.
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  15. Mark
    Funny x 3

    Free plant from Bunnings!

    Mark, you could always have a mulch-a-thon or prune-a-thon take the best and give away the rest ... Teach and get work done all in one day!!
    Mark, you could always have a mulch-a-thon or prune-a-thon take the best and give away the rest ... Teach and get work done all in one day!!
    Mark, you could always have a mulch-a-thon or prune-a-thon take the best and give away the rest ... Teach and get work done all in one day!!
    Mark, you could always have a mulch-a-thon or prune-a-thon take the best and give away the rest ... Teach and get work done all in one day!!

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  16. OskarDoLittle

    Any New South Welsh landowners?

    The local council are in charge of & will have the relevant bylaws you are seeking, Oscar. Also remember that your neighbours are required to share the cost of the basic fencing 50/50. In Qld it...
    The local council are in charge of & will have the relevant bylaws you are seeking, Oscar. Also remember that your neighbours are required to share the cost of the basic fencing 50/50. In Qld it is generally a 4 barb fence suitable to hold average cattle or horses. 5barbs if calves are...
    The local council are in charge of & will have the relevant bylaws you are seeking, Oscar. Also remember that your neighbours are required to share the cost of the basic fencing 50/50. In Qld it is generally a 4 barb fence suitable to hold...
    The local council are in charge of & will have the relevant bylaws you are seeking, Oscar. Also remember that your neighbours are required to share the cost of the basic fencing 50/50. In Qld it...
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  17. Mark
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    Bokashi Compost Bucket For Kitchen Scraps Indoor Composter (maze)

    I think the Bokashi was developed mostly for city folk living in high rise who don't have access to real soil. Nonetheless it seems to work well to a point, which is when you are making too much...
    I think the Bokashi was developed mostly for city folk living in high rise who don't have access to real soil. Nonetheless it seems to work well to a point, which is when you are making too much volume of scraps for its capacity. I have also heard of people who have 2 or more of them on their...
    I think the Bokashi was developed mostly for city folk living in high rise who don't have access to real soil. Nonetheless it seems to work well to a point, which is when you are making too much volume of scraps for its capacity. I have also...
    I think the Bokashi was developed mostly for city folk living in high rise who don't have access to real soil. Nonetheless it seems to work well to a point, which is when you are making too much...

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  18. Mark

    Question What's the perfect sized property for Self-Sufficient living?

    Hi just my 2 cents worth, I had an 80 acre farm, had draft horses and crosses for work, ride and drive pleasure, grew hay, had veggie gsrden and fruit trees. The regulations here (USA) property...
    Hi just my 2 cents worth, I had an 80 acre farm, had draft horses and crosses for work, ride and drive pleasure, grew hay, had veggie gsrden and fruit trees. The regulations here (USA) property along a stream or watershed was now strictly regulated and no livestock within 50 ft of the creek. So...
    Hi just my 2 cents worth, I had an 80 acre farm, had draft horses and crosses for work, ride and drive pleasure, grew hay, had veggie gsrden and fruit trees. The regulations here (USA) property along a stream or watershed was now strictly...
    Hi just my 2 cents worth, I had an 80 acre farm, had draft horses and crosses for work, ride and drive pleasure, grew hay, had veggie gsrden and fruit trees. The regulations here (USA) property...
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  20. Bea

    Plastics

    Plastics have been amazingly good for humanity also but I understand the focus about this subject is on throw-away plastics that should be recycled but instead are mindlessly littered into the...
    Plastics have been amazingly good for humanity also but I understand the focus about this subject is on throw-away plastics that should be recycled but instead are mindlessly littered into the environment. If there was a collection payment for every kg of plastic like the old days when I was a...
    Plastics have been amazingly good for humanity also but I understand the focus about this subject is on throw-away plastics that should be recycled but instead are mindlessly littered into the environment. If there was a collection payment for...
    Plastics have been amazingly good for humanity also but I understand the focus about this subject is on throw-away plastics that should be recycled but instead are mindlessly littered into the...
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  21. Bea

    boggy bottoms

    I was going to suggest raised garden beds as well. When we built ours we put some gravel in the beds to help with drainage. Or it pots sitting on bricks or something to get them of the ground.
    I was going to suggest raised garden beds as well. When we built ours we put some gravel in the beds to help with drainage. Or it pots sitting on bricks or something to get them of the ground.
    I was going to suggest raised garden beds as well. When we built ours we put some gravel in the beds to help with drainage. Or it pots sitting on bricks or something to get them of the ground.
    I was going to suggest raised garden beds as well. When we built ours we put some gravel in the beds to help with drainage. Or it pots sitting on bricks or something to get them of the ground.
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  22. Sasha Bushell

    self sufficient tips

    A big part of being self-sufficient is a change in mindset. Reduce, re-use, and recycle. Reduce what you use and buy, re-use things instead of throwing them out, and recycle things either away to...
    A big part of being self-sufficient is a change in mindset. Reduce, re-use, and recycle. Reduce what you use and buy, re-use things instead of throwing them out, and recycle things either away to a recycling plant, or donating to charities, or even finding a new home for something in your own...
    A big part of being self-sufficient is a change in mindset. Reduce, re-use, and recycle. Reduce what you use and buy, re-use things instead of throwing them out, and recycle things either away to a recycling plant, or donating to charities, or...
    A big part of being self-sufficient is a change in mindset. Reduce, re-use, and recycle. Reduce what you use and buy, re-use things instead of throwing them out, and recycle things either away to...
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  23. Sherry Robitson

    Keyhole gardens

    Occasionally something grows out of them. I usually just pull it up. White I like is that I can dig down in them and find tons of worms.
    Occasionally something grows out of them. I usually just pull it up. White I like is that I can dig down in them and find tons of worms.
    Occasionally something grows out of them. I usually just pull it up. White I like is that I can dig down in them and find tons of worms.
    Occasionally something grows out of them. I usually just pull it up. White I like is that I can dig down in them and find tons of worms.

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  24. Perry

    Question Tordon Double Strenth

    Perry how come the bottle doesn't have the instructions on it? I always thought tordon was an injectable so I would say such small trees had a trunk that was too small to inject. The best people...
    Perry how come the bottle doesn't have the instructions on it? I always thought tordon was an injectable so I would say such small trees had a trunk that was too small to inject. The best people to ask are at your local rural supplies store. I am probably the most rural person on this forum & it...
    Perry how come the bottle doesn't have the instructions on it? I always thought tordon was an injectable so I would say such small trees had a trunk that was too small to inject. The best people to ask are at your local rural supplies store. I am...
    Perry how come the bottle doesn't have the instructions on it? I always thought tordon was an injectable so I would say such small trees had a trunk that was too small to inject. The best people...
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  25. Perry

    Question Poisoning Regrowth

    ohhh, yes of course.
    ohhh, yes of course.
    ohhh, yes of course.
    ohhh, yes of course.
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