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    Gardening Australia on ABC TV last weekend had a segment on plants suitable for surviving kids. Not sure if any of these ideas are also good for dogs but thought I'd send the links as food for thought
    Gardening Australia - Fact Sheet: Kid-Proof Plants
    Gardening Australia - Fact Sheet: Planting for Play

    An older stories:
    Gardening Australia - Fact Sheet: A Garden Overhaul

    Like dhru, I love my native plants!

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    I reckon that pandanas with the fish hook leaf edges would survive dogs - but the dogs may not survive it.

    What does ok in my garden (despite the dog's best efforts) rosemary, agapanthus, angels trumpet (a tad poisonous but she hasn't tried to eat it), westringia (native rosemary) - she digs a nest under this and sleeps there summer or winter. NFI why it hasn't died. kikiyu grass. You can race horses on kikuyu and it's fine.

    We have some spikey lemon trees out the back she likes to crap under (safe from magpies and hawks there). They're doing really well for no reason I can figure.

    We have a fairly large lawn with a zoom loop down the back around the lemon trees, so not too much reason to dig up the vegies (touch wood). There's a large area she is allowed to dig in and anything other holes get a dog poo put in the bottom before they're topped up with gypsum-sand. Cos we're on 90% clay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    There's a large area she is allowed to dig in and anything other holes get a dog poo put in the bottom before they're topped up with gypsum-sand. Cos we're on 90%
    Hyacinth, why the poo in the holes you fill back up? Does it stop the dog redigging the same hole?

    And I thought af pandanas too, with seans coastal, balinese type theme. It occured to me after my native comment that they might not be so great for a balinese type garden....

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    Of course...Pandanas....the bloody things are everywhere around here. Ya know when the most obvious thing is right in front of you but you never see it ?????
    Theres some cool spiralling red ones too ...big $$$$ though.

    Westringia and sean dont mix well for some reason....although that was back on the Gold coast....they would just drop dead on me there so hopefully up here might be diffrent.
    Yesterday i stripped out everything squashed or half dead and now the backyard looks very bare. I managed to save one 'Bird of paradise' (hopefully)...
    Today i'll snoop around the neighbourhood and see whats doing well in thier yards but i still need to remember the Goof garden destroying factor. So many cool plants that i cant use cause of them boof heads !!!


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    Now clearly, this next solution, is not to everyone's taste. But i think in your case sean, because of the cart horse sized pooches you have, this might just work
    How to build a Lego Garden #1 - YouTube

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    I likie it but i dont think my bum will fit on the deck chair !!!


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    Dhru

    The poo in the bottom - stops her from digging that spot - cos she usually has a good sniff where she's about to start...

    Doesn't work on the kinds of dogs that will eat their own poop though. But Frosty is as disgusted if she steps in (any) dog poop as I am - tho she's quite happy to sniff other dog's poop.

    Sean..
    plant - I was thinking clumping bamboo - and when it gets big you can cut bits off and use them for fence construction or hurdles or whatever.

    I would be tempted to put in some bananas too - just cos can. And mangos... theoretically both will grow here but they're a tad grumpy about it.

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    Some more ideas for you ‘Sean’ !

    Did someone say driftwood!

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

    Maybe not driftwood – but !

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

    Just love this FB page:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Repur...=photos_stream

    Even if you have a big yard – there are some pretty good ideas here:

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=g...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    Maybe can sort out your problem with back fence ?

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    WOW....Thanks for the link. That driftwood horse is incredible. Thats the sort of thing my mum will make when i show it to her. She's patient enough and ha a knack for that stuff. And that wooden tree troll !!! Amazing what some people can imagine then make !!! Thank you.....


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    'Sean' - have you finished the garden refurb ? Started it ?

    Wouldn't the Hunks love this ?

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

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