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Home Living : August 25th 2009
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, August 25, 2009 2159034K wk5 2090254i hlc wk9 2146691i HLN wk40 Built-in Wardrobe SPECIALISTS DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET p Hinged ALL AREAS 9838 9090 www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY.LTD Lic. 185684C ●● HOMELIVING Undercover agents In the garden Judy Horton is an adviser for Yates Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty Oneof the trickiest spots to landscape in thegarden is theareabeneath established trees. In nature these spaces often remain bare orbecomecovered with fallen leaves, but ingardensweusuallywant to dress them upabit. Andtherein lies the challenge: groundcovering plants growing under trees have to cope with root competition, dryness, shadeand continualleaffall from the tree canopy overhead. Blinds & Shutter Specialists • awnings • shutters hutters •blinds lind •curtains FREE INSTALLATION on Blinds & Shutters *Applies only to selected groups. Valid until 30/09/09. Phone 9938 4377 Showroom / Factory - 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale 2100 www.supershades.com.au email@example.com For these difficult situations it’s best to choose plants with shallow root systems that will grow happily inaminimal amount of soil. Bromeliadsareagoodchoice because somany of themare epiphytes that grow naturally on tree trunks or rocks. They don’tgainmuchin thewayofwater or nutrients from the soil. Instead, they’readeptat collecting waterand nutrients from rainfalland the atmosphere. Most bromeliadsarewarmth lovers, which is why it’sagoodideato start them off in springand let them establish themselves through thewarmer months. They hate wet feet (keep the plants on the dry side during the colderweather) so grow them in very well-drained soil or, M.I. PLASTERBOARD SUPPLIERS LININGS SALES 9417 8966 • 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 CHATSWOOD STORE 2A McCabe Place, Chatswood NSW 2067 PHONE: 9417 8966 PLASTERBOARD SALES - SYDNEY WIDE better still, take some well-drained, coarsematerial (like orchidbark), build upamoundedbedand plant into that. Placingafew flat stonesaround thenew plant will help hold it in place while it’s establishing. Bromeliads can produce spectacular, long-lasting flower spikes. Then, once the flowers have finished, the centralpart of the plant will begin to die off. Don’t despair becausenewbaby plants (called pups) will emerge from the baseand gradually take over the old plant.Many of the bromeliads thatare sold during thewarmer monthsaremuch better suited to the subtropics. Where possible, purchase locally-grown plants from reliablegarden stores or from specialist producers. Details: yates.com.au NOW OFFERING 6 MONTHS INTEREST FREE OPEN 7 DAYS FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Showrooms: 4/15 McPherson Rd, Smeaton Grange 577 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale 11 Eddie Rd, Minchinbury www1300 289 655 UniqueTeak .blindandshuttercentre.com.au www.uniqueteak.com.au 800 Parramatta Rd. Leichhardt Ph: 9560 3780 (Corner Old Canterbury Rd) 724 Pittwater Rd. Brookvale Ph: 9905 9055 (Opp. Brookvale Oval - Rear lane parking, behind Hardware & General) Unique Teak Beat The Summer Price Rise August Slash for Cash Sale NOW OPEN
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