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Better Homes and Gardens AustraliaBetter Homes and Gardens Australia

Better Homes and Gardens Australia March 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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Australia
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English
Verlag:
Pacific Magazines Pty Ltd
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welcome to march

turning the pages of each issue each month, a particular characteristic just leaps out every time. It might be something about the fab pages of food or a craft special to set your creative juices flowing or more projects than normal which you’d just love to tackle at home. This month I threw all the pages across the floor to see how to order the features, for your viewing pleasure aha, and it was colour that just vibrated and leapt out. Now I don’t know about all of you but I can tell you I am a colour fanatic. So why, damn it, are my home and my small farm both painted white! Because when it comes to it, I am like 80% of all of you and with the most exquisite…

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it’s the best time of the year…

Special BULB OFFER see page 148 for more details got great expectations? Now’s the time to do the groundwork to ensure your springtime garden is its most spectacular ever. Spring-flowering bulbs are the sleeping giants of your garden, so tuck them in now, keep them in the dark and, when the longer days arrive, they’ll wake with a roar. Plan for a mass choir of daffodils or tulips or get a rousing statement from a tall stand of graceful irises. You can theme your display in one colour and go for a profusion of elegant whites, or opt for two colours with a vibrant clash of purples and oranges. Or you can create a riot across your front lawn with a cacophony of colour – abandon the restraints of fashion to combine all the…

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from pool to aquatic oasis

“A pond is a living ecosystem that is constantly evolving” what do you get when you cross a swimming pool with a pond? A natural oasis in your own backyard! That’s the experience of homeowners who choose to convert their unused backyard pools into natural aquatic ecosystems. And there are other advantages, too. For a start, it’s far cheaper than the option of having the pool removed. And, as a bonus, natural pools are very low maintenance compared to the upkeep involved in maintaining conventional swimming pools. They have very low power consumption and require no expensive chemicals – it’s a case of letting nature do the maintenance for you. And making the switch all starts with turning off the pump – literally! ABOUT THE GARDEN The conversion of this pool in Sydney…

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a french affair

travelling the world is inspiring, especially if you’re a devoted garden lover. Many a tourist returns from their travels, yearning to re-create a little piece of a favourite place, back on home turf. In the case of the owners of Picardy Garden, in southern Victoria, what sparked their imagination was the idyllic rural landscapes and gardens of the Picardy region of France. SEEN ON BHG TV FRIDAYS 7.00 “The ornamental gardens pay tribute to Monet’s beautiful garden at Giverny in France” SEE IT! What Picardy Garden Where Neerim South, Vic When Open Day 3 November 2019. Tour groups welcome by appointment during October and November More info picardygarden.com.au about the garden Nestled in the rolling hills of rural Gippsland, Picardy Garden is blessed with red volcanic soil and plentiful rainfall of about 1000mm annually. For its owners, Marian and…

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secrets, sanctuary & utter splendour

SEEN ON BHG TV FRIDAYS 7.00 if there are garden rules to be broken, Red Cow Farm will break them. With both deliberate intent and carefree abandon, it shows you how you can combine formal and cottage garden styles, mix your pathways with gravel, flagstone, pavers or soft grass, and how textures and colours can bounce off each other or mingle like best friends. It’s a garden with many personalities, as though it’s a neat freak trying to find its free spirit. Or vice versa. Whatever your fancy, it’s a garden brimful of imaginative ideas. about the garden Rambling over 2.5 hectares in the pretty rural village of Sutton Forest in the cool climate of the NSW Southern Highlands, Red Cow Farm owners Ali Mentesh and Wayne Morrissey have, since 1990, transformed what…

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grow, multiply dazzle

1 PROJECT this is the perfect time of the year to be out enjoying the delights of your garden, plus adding to it with two small projects and a wonderful new flowering plant. HOW TO DIVIDE a rhipsalis Extremely elegant with exciting pops of colour, rhipsalis can also be pricey. But don’t weep! You can have a multitude draped along retaining walls or spilling from hanging baskets by propagating many from just the one. Gather your supplies • Cacti and succulent potting mix • Clay pots You’ll also need Secateurs; small pea gravel or deco pebbles STEPS Here’s how STEP 1 Take cuttings from your mother plant just below the stem ‘ramifications’ (the indents or separations) using clean secateurs, then allow the ends to heal for a few days to discourage pests or rot. STEP 2 Put potting mix in pots, then…

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