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Home Living : July 7th 2009
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, July 7, 2009 HOMELIVING Top roses a snip In the garden Judy Horton is an adviser for Yates We may be in the depths of winter but July's a busy month in the garden. It's pruning time for most deciduous plants -- they're the ones that lose their leaves in winter. Even roses fall into this category, though in some warmer suburbs roses seem keen to hang on to their leaves and flowers right through until spring. Despite this, it's important to have the strength of character to get stuck into them. Remove old unproductive branches, shorten long shoots and open up the bushes to sunlight. Without pruning, rose performance will gradually decline. Other deciduous plants thatcanbe pruned this month are the summer bloomers like crepe myrtles and hydrangeas (only cut back hydrangea stems that flowered last season). Spring bloomers such as blossom trees, may bushes and weigela should only be pruned after flowering in spring because pruning in winter will cut off incipient flowering wood and ruin the display before it starts. This also applies to spring- only-blooming roses such asbanksias. Good-quality secateurs are essential for a good pruning job. While the initial outlaycan seem expensive, good secateurs will last for many years if they're kept clean and stored in a dry place. It's also a great idea to wrap some brightly-coloured duct tape around the handle. Why? Because if you put your secateurs down in the garden and forget about them, the tape makes them easy to spot. Details: www.yates.com.au PLANTATION SHUTTERS Plantation Shutters www.sarmax.com.au email: email@example.com Just a few reasons to call Sarmax NOW for your free quote Privacy Noise reduction Ventilation Light control Insulation Low maintenance Cedar or aluminium Basswood Custom made High quality Local family business Save $ - buy direct from the importer Your team that thinks outside the square Call us today 0428 178 997 2039454im 17/1 Wk34 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 Finance your fireplace on 24 month Interest Free terms*. No deposit required. Fast approval. *Conditional Apply. Call The Fire Company on 02 9997 3050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.ecosmartfire.com for a complete list of retailers. Buy an EcoSmart Fire and be kind to the environment. EcoSmart Fire is an easy choice this winter: now more affordable than ever. from $16.97 per week* 2189748im 22/4 W43 WINTER SALE 10% off all products! Special offer supercedes any other promotions. Expires 31.07.09 Showroom / Factory 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale 2100 www.supershades.com.au email@example.com supershades • awnings • shutters • blinds • curtains Curtain Specialists ph 9938 4377 2256675m 7/7 hln2 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 2146691i HLN wk40 M.I. PLASTERBOARD SUPPLIERS • Boral Plasterboard • Insulation • James Hardie Fibre Cement Products • Rondo Steel Stud & Ceiling Systems • Unitex Lightweight Cladding & Textures • Timber Flooring• Tools • Fasteners • Decorative Cornice • Ceiling Tiles • Fixing Compounds & More LININGS SALES 9417 8966 2A McCabe Place, Chatswood NSW 2067 PHONE: 9417 8966 CHATSWOOD STORE PLASTERBOARD SALES - SYDNEY WIDE NOW OPEN
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