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Better Homes and Gardens Australia October 2019

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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brownie heaven

WAGON WHEEL BROWNIES Preparation time 10 mins Cooking time 30 mins Makes 12 150g raspberries2 Tbsp raw caster sugar100g unsalted butter, chopped200g dark chocolate, chopped4 free-range eggs250g raw caster sugar100g plain flour1 tsp baking powder¼ cup cocoa powder3 Wagon Wheels, cut into chunks10 white marshmallows STEP 1 Put raspberries and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, shaking pan, until sugar dissolves and you have a glossy, jammy mixture. Leave to cool. STEP 2 Preheat oven to 160°C fan-forced (180°C conventional). Line a 20 x 30cm slice tin with baking paper. STEP 3 Melt butter and dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl on medium, in 20-second bursts, stirring (or in a bowl set over simmering water). Leave to cool. STEP 4 Beat eggs and sugar together with electric beaters until mixture is pale, doubled in volume…

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So in each magazine we take stories backwards and forwards and forwards and backwards, deciding which will delight you most as you arrive at the first ‘welcome to this issue’ feature. Sometimes we go for days making this decision. Other times there is an image that’s so incomparably exquisite the decision is made for us. And this issue, once you’ve licked your lips as you pass the chocolate brownies, you come upon the absolute surreal beauty of the pink blossom. It can’t help but cause you to stop and catch your breath, it is so heavenly. And we can think of no better way than to welcome you to both the issue – and to spring! What a pretty time of year. And happy you if your garden is rewarding your…

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ring in spring

Plum & Almond the delight starts right now, as the winter tracery of our orchard trees start bursting with flutters of white, pink and crimson. A new cycle begins and the blossoms give way to rich green foliage – or crimson or purple in the case of plums – then the crazy daze of autumn colours and an abundance of fresh fruit. You can have a blossom tree in your garden no matter what size it is. Choose one that suits your space, or choose many so your blossom time lasts from late winter through to late spring. PLUM Grown mostly as an ornamental, the blossoms appear in late winter mostly as single-petal displays in dark red, pink or white and have a light fragrance. Some leaves are red or deep purple, almost black. Grow…

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blissful blossoms

ON THE BLOSSOM TRAIL You’ll want to linger on a daybed dressed in luxurious linens and silks of Japanese-inspired spring blossoms in divine tea-rose pinks. Bamboo furniture and these delicate designs are a match made in heaven. LAYER PINK-ON-PINK Pull together an ethereal table setting by layering pink crockery, glasses and table linens. The final flourish, cut blossom stems in clear vases – simply exquisite! Dinera 26cm plate in Light Pink, $1.99 each, Blomster glass candlesticks, $24.99/set of 3, IKEA. Celebrate spring and all the excitement of new beginnings with striking yet subtle styling ideas inspired by beautiful Japanese floral patterns and petal-soft pinks. Staying true to theme, bring in bamboo and rattan furniture or accent pieces. You’ll also find you can effortlessly weave grey and a dark wood tone or two into your…

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lovely ’n’ leafy

GREEN UP YOUR LIVING ROOM Look closely and, apart from the striking statement armchair covered in leafy print fabric, you’ll see this room is filled with neutral pieces. If you prefer, you can simply scatter botanical print cushions instead, making it a truly trans-seasonal room. WORKING ON IT Let’s face it, home offices can look bland and boring. But you can easily reinvigorate these hardworking rooms with fresh and printed botanicals. For a touch of country, paper the wall above a dado rail and opt for panelling below. infuse your home with vivid green hues and trailing foliage for a place that embodies the very essence of spring – fresh and relaxing. Go big on lush indoor plants, then discover a world of fabrics, wallpaper, art and tableware featuring delicately drawn or painted leaves…

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bright & beautiful

COUNTRY STYLE Mirror what’s happening in your garden by welcoming the colours and patterns of spring into your home. Today’s stylised florals and cheerful shades of mid-tone blues, pinks, greens and yellows will make your living room sing. Small and mid-scale florals suit country interiors. Spring is here and without doubt you’re ready to shrug off your home’s heavy winter coat for a change of scenery. And the glorious ideas on these pages will see you welcoming spring in every nook and cranny of your home. So swap out the old, bring in the new, and an abundance of flowers, greenery and pops of colour for a vibrant refresh. A SHADY AFFAIR Give a tatty drum shade new life. Just roll on a new cover using a fabric that coordinates with the rest of…