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Home Living : July 6th 2010
HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, July 6, 2010 3 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 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 hlw wk40 World-renowned branded panels Save on electricity bills Add value to your home Help save the environment SAVE THOUSANDS WITH AUSTRALIA'S TRUSTED LEADER IN SOLAR INSTALLATION AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS Add value to your home Help save the environment Fully installed from only $1,990* 1.44kw HOME SOLAR SPECIAL OFFER MUST END JULY 31 Eight Sunearth 180w Monocrystaline panels. One Aerosharp 1500 inverter. One roof mounting system to suit a normal pitched tin or tile roof. AC and DC circuit breakers, cabling, conduits and safety labels. Offer is limited so for more info and a free site inspection call 1800 759 769 or visit www.braemacenergy.com.au *Quotation subject to site visit for electrical and roof evaluation. For homes within 35km of the Sydney CBD. Braemac Energy P/L is a fully licensed, insured and Registered Electrical with the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy. this project and all paperwork for your energy retailer to enable meter changeover. The Braemac Energy offer includes supply and installation of: Kitcheners Kitchens made just for youTM ® HLfdc
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