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Home Living : June 23rd 2009
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, June 23, 2009 HOMELIVING Chip off old box In the garden Judy Horton is an adviser for Yates Growing your own potatoes isn't difficult, even for beginners. In fact, the main virtue required is patience because, while the green, above-ground plant parts appear and develop quite quickly, the underground tubers (the potatoes) take some months to mature. Certified, disease-free seed potatoes canbeplanted any time in the next few weeks. Potatoes need a sunny bed with well- drained soil but, if space is a problem, they can go into large containers. I've had success using a couple of large styrofoam boxes. Cut off their bases, then sit one box on the ground and half fill it with compost mixed with half-rotted hay, old leaves or loose mulch. Plant the seed potatoes and cover with more organic material. As the shoots appear, continue filling the bottom box and then sit the other box on top. At this stage, you canplant a few more seed potatoes, then continue filling to the top as they grow. The occasional sprinkle with blood and bone or a complete fertiliser will ensure the plants grow well, and tomato stakes will hold the boxes in place. After the plants die down, the boxes canbe pulled apart to harvest the potatoes and the growing material used as mulch. Details: www.yates.com.au. Allambie Marble Crafts Add value and luxury to your home • Custom made kitchen bench tops and vanity tops • Calacatta & Carrara, Travertine, Granite & Marble available • Your recommended local CaesarStone specialist • Professional & reliable service from qualified stonemasons • Replacement of old bench tops available 179 South Creek Road Dee Why P: 9981 6133 F: 9981 6177 www.allambiemarble.com.au 2266107i hln wk38 FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au Curtains Romans Sunscreens Pelmets Swags Shutters All Blinds Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS 2191321i hln wk22 ALL TYPES FENCING 2111478i hln wk50 • TIMBER • SCREENING BUY ONE GATE GET THE SECOND ONE FREE* 18 months labour warranty FREE quotes ECO friendly treated pine ww.alltypesfencing.com.au Family owned & operated 1300 613 890 *Conditions apply, valid until 30.6.09 CALL TODAY • RURAL • COLORBOND • TUBULAR • CHAIN WIRE • RETAINING WALLS *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only. Offer supercedes previous offers. SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS Showroom: 26 Stoddart Road, Prospect. Mon--Fri & Sun) 9636 1555 www.sydneyblinds.com.au X28630 WINTER PRICE FREEZE SALE! Buy 2 Blinds get 20% Off* Buy 3 Blinds get 30% Off* Buy 4 Blinds get 40% Off* Buy 5 Blinds get 50% Off* Buy 6 Blinds or more get...60% off* Cellular Pleated Blinds Sheer Elegance Blinds Sunscreen Blinds Venetian Blinds Vertical Blinds Timber Blinds Roman Blinds Roller Blinds PRICES LOWER THAN THE TEMPERATURE! FREE quotes ALL suburbs BUY MORE, SAVE MORE! 2189748im 22/4 W43 AUSTRALIA'S MOST EXPERIENCED POOL BUILDER • ANY SHAPE, ANY SIZE: GEOMETRIC, FREEFORM, LAP, PLUNGE... • FULL DESIGN SERVICE INCL. COUNCIL COMPLIANCE OR APPROVAL • POOL RENOVATION EXPERTS -- 2007 MBA AWARD WINNER • OVER 19,513 QUALITY BUILDS Appreciate quality? The choice is Crystal 50 Year reputation for quality MASTER POOL DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS BUILDERS Lic.No. 34505 SEE EXAMPLES ONLINE AT crystalpools.com.au ALL SUBURBS 9875 4555 BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hln wk40 2190388im 28/4 Wk44 We specialise in DETAILED JOINERY & TIMBER FIT-OUTS YOUR LOCAL TIMBER BUSINESS Dining Tables Kitchen Benches VanityTops Bar Tops Boa rdroom Tables Custom-made Furniture Bench Seats Coffee Tables Slab Flooring Kitchens Entertainment Units Australian Red Cedar Mackay Cedar Blackbutt Raintree River Red Gum Camphor Laurel Burls & Lots more... TIME 4 TIMBER 24 Ada Avenue, Brookvale Fax 9905 3316 www.time4timber.com.au Phone 9905 3314 Do you need RARE, EXOTIC TIMBERS in your home?
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