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Better Homes and Gardens Australia

Better Homes and Gardens Australia February 2021

Better Homes and Gardens - full of ideas, inspiration and information for you and your family. Every issue of Better Homes and Gardens is packed with inspiring, affordable and achievable ideas plus step-by-step projects for all areas of your home and garden.

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13 Issues

in this issue

4 min
a bloomin’ beach

an endless horizon, soaring seagulls, the gentle rhythm of rolling surf, a refreshing sea breeze – life’s a beach and you’re alive. But is your garden? That warm, enveloping – but salt-laden – breeze can be brutal and destructive to your inland favourites. Here’s how to turn a breeze-burnt, sun-scorched, salt-sodden patch into a robust and gorgeous coastal garden. COASTAL CONDITIONS Sandy soil along our coastal suburbs means water and nutrients quickly drain away. Sea breezes keep the air dry and can stunt or twist growth. Salt spray can be toxic to plants. But coastal plants have adapted to these elements – often they are smaller and more compact than when grown inland. Foliage is where you see the most obvious adaptations. Leaves can be smaller or produce fine hairs to reduce…

3 min
a pallet for wine

Add a touch of country charm to your kitchen and keep your fave tipple close at hand by knocking up a rustic wine rack. Ideal for a DIY novice, the simple design uses recycled timber, which is super easy to source – just grab an old pallet. You can usually find one for free on trading websites such as Gumtree, so you’ll have lots of free material for practice. Give it a crack! Gather your supplies • Recycled timber pallet • Charcoal timber stain You’ll also need Demolition bar; hammer; mitre saw; drill; countersinking drill bit; PVA glue; 50mm countersunk wood screws; pencil; tape measure; clamps; square; handsaw; chisel; sander; painting gear; 20mm nails Here’s how STEP 1 Use a demolition bar and hammer to pull the pallet apart, taking care to keep slats of the pallet…

3 min
nature preserved


1 min
beautiful bracelets

Hailing from Denmark, the home of design, Trollbeads is an exquisite set of interchangeable jewellery pieces. At the heart of the collection are beads inspired by mythology, astrology, fairytales, fauna, spirituality, cultural diversity and everyday life. Start your journey today with a limited-edition bracelet, to which you can add beads of special meaning to you. BUY NOW ALL YOU NEED TO DO is choose your preferred bracelet. All bracelets are available in sizes 14–21. Not sure of your bracelet size? Check the size guide on bhgshop.com.au. My Sweet Stories bracelet LIMITED EDITION ONLY $169 This Trollbeads bracelet includes • Sterling Silver bracelet • My Sweet Stories Lock • My Sweet Stories Glass Bead • My Sweet Stories Heart From the Heart bracelet LIMITED EDITION ONLY $179 This Trollbeads bracelet includes • Sterling Silver Bracelet • From the Heart Lock • From the Heart Glass Bead • From…

1 min
better tech

CLEAN SWEEP Work smarter, not harder, with the DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI, $1299. It’s an AI-driven, 2-in-1 vacuuming and mopping robot with technology that can map your home and recognise multiple obstacles for a truly intelligent clean. Plus, you can set virtual boundaries. Visit ecovacs.com/au. GO CORDLESS Breeze through your housework with the Dyson V11 Outsize cord-free vacuum, $1299. Designed to make cleaning easy, this model is packed with awesome new features such as a bigger bin and wider head. And, it has the most powerful suction of any cordless vacuum, so you’ll never miss another crumb! Visit dyson.com.au. ONE-STOP SHOP FOR YOUR HEALTHY HOME You can easily make your place healthier all year round with a Home Wellness Kit by Delos – a great idea now we all spend more time indoors! It has a…

1 min
days of summer

There’s always so much to be thankful for at this time of the year. For most of us, it’s a chance to catch our breath after Christmas, unwind and embrace the things we love about an Aussie summer. For me, that means superb seasonal food. And in this issue, Fast Ed (page 12) serves up exotic twists on Aussie classics. Who knew a humble potato scallop could taste so good? And I promise your first bamington will not be your last! Summer is also a time of renewal in the garden, with fab ideas for big, bold borders (page 40) and hardy coastal plants (page 26). And how about creating a lush jungle feel — in a pot (page 34). Put it near a window to capture a tropical holiday…