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Home Living : July 7th 2009
2 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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 Over 25 years in business gives you experience and expertise » FREE Advice, Measure & Quote » Latest Range of Quality Shutters, Timber Venetians & Roller Blinds Showroom open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday Saturdays and before or after hours by appointment 2206873i hln wk42 BLIND & SHUTTER SOLUTION CENTRES Unit 21, 7 Sefton Road, Thornleigh Ph. 9484 2425 www.timbershades.com.au SYDNEY WIDE SERVICE TIMBERSHADES PLANTATION SHUTTERS STYLE -- QUALITY -- DESIGN www.instyleblindsandshutters.com.au Call for a FREE me and quote 9631 48282098502i hlnw wk42 Roller Blinds Roman Blinds Venetian Blinds Aluminium Blinds Panel Glide Blinds Plantation Shutters shutters curtains blinds Free in home consultation or visit our showroom at 48 Windsor Road, Kellyville 9629 9445 www.stylehouse.net.au 2100719i hlf wk30 shutters • roman blinds • holland blinds • motorisation • sunscreens venetians • home theatre rooms • panel glides • curtains • poles/tracks Local AWARD WINNING one stop window covering shop 25% o sale now on ASK ABOUT OUR LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE www.accentblinds.com.au ACCENT BLINDS STOCKTAKE SALE, NOW ON Recession beating prices 30% off Shantung Screen Roller Blinds 20% off Phoenixwood Venetian Blinds 30% off Selected Vertical Blinds 40% off Shantung Roller Blinds* 30% off Phoenixwood Venetians* 40% off Selected Verticals* Castle Hill Supa Ctr Victoria Ave & Showground Rd 129 Station Street, Seven Hills Bring into Accent Castle Hill or Seven Hills 9680 3160 9837 9800 Take a further 10%off to Accent Castle Hill & Seven Hills EXCLUSIVE *On orders placed and confirmed in store * Save even more with Accent's huge range of ready made blinds. Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2160314i hlf wk34 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON'S 4A/5 Wenban Pl. Wetherill Park 2164 Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm Sat 8.30am - 1pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2120423i hlf wk31 Lic. 137155c
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