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Home Living : July 6th 2010
4 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, July 6, 2010 Worm cafe ideal for a tight spot » ADVERTISING FEATURE Composting is the most organic way to nourish and boost a garden's fruit and vegie produce. To make composting easier at home, Bunnings has just brought in Tumbleweed's Worm Cafe, designed for indoor and outdoor use. Its clever three- tiered set up turns organic household waste into nutrient rich worm castings and worm tea. The process is simple, straightforward and mess-free. The kit contains three large working trays with a fly-proof hinged lid ensuring that the worm farm can be filled easily, and a sloping collector tray at the base to help the worm tea drain to the drip-free tap. The working trays are ventilated on each side to ensure airflow but also prevent rain from filling the trays and drowning the worms. This cross ventilation design also helps to keep the contents from smelling. Bunnings garden tools buyer Darren Cox said the worm cafe was the perfect way for people with small outdoor areas to create their own compost for use on both potted plants and in general gardening. ''The Worm Cafe's compact tiered design allows for mess-free composting and can be easily kept on the balcony or in the laundry." Worms will compost all chopped and mashed kitchen vegetable scraps but it is important to avoid adding large quantities of meat, citrus, onion and dairy foods as worms can find these hard to process. Simply flush the Worm Cafe trays with water once a week to keep the soil moist for the worms. This water also creates the worm tea, so be sure to open the tap and place a bucket underneath to catch the liquid fertiliser. ''Compost tea derived from the Worm Cafe is an organic nutrient-rich fertiliser which helps fortify plants naturally thereby eliminating the need for chemical plant foods," Mr Cox said. ''Worm farms are a great way to help kids understand the importance of sustainability and how food scraps can be recycled for something useful." Details: bunnings.com.au ................................................. Rothschilds With a new line of furniture to add to their extensive range of reproductions, Vic and Irene Cleary are inviting customers to visit them at Middle Dural. Rothschild Avenue Traditional Furniture specialises in exquisite French furniture, mostly reproductions of museum pieces. As an impeccable furniture maker and woodcarver, Mr Cleary completes his fine furniture to perfection. He manufactures and imports furniture from all over the world for stock and custom pieces. Rothschild Avenue Traditional Furniture is open six days a week or by appointment (closed Sunday). Details: 3 Sunnyvale Rd, Middle Dural, 2158; 9651 6650; or visit rothschildave furniture.com.au HOMELIVING Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c HUGE CLEARANCE SALE Millions of $$$ stock on the floor, come see our bargains! ROSELANDS 1112-1120 Canterbury Rd (Cnr Stephenson St) ASHFIELD 244-246 Parramatta Rd (Cnr Bland St) 9799 7999 KILLARA 684 Pacific Hwy (T Junction off Greengate Rd) 9880 2885 High Gloss Vanity 2134189i hlc wk49 5 Star Aussie Standard Sink Mixer. WELS 5 STAR 6L/PM From $29 Leading brand toilets including SKEW PAN toilet HURRY UP, TILL STOCKS LAST! COME TO US BEFORE YOU BUY. CONDITIONS APPLY SPACE SAVING KITCHEN UNIT including: • 900x460mm high gloss cabinet • Already made granite top • Sink and a 5 star mixer (WELS 6L/PM) ALSO, we have 1200, 1500, 1800mm Cabinet or other size combination From $599 From $199 We have all sizes of vanities from mini (510mm x 220mm) to 1800mm x 460mm double bowl or single vanities. We also custom make to meet your needs. www.bathroomcentre.com.au Kitcheners Kitchens made just for youTM ® HLfdc
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