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Home Living : July 26th 2011
2 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, July 26, 2011 HOMELIVING Don't leave your plants out on limb JANITA SINGH Camellias are perfect for shady positions. Late July and early August can be stressful months for the plants in your garden. First there are those ferocious winds that affect new shoots as soon as they appear. In colder areas, persistent frosts cut back tentative new growth. Late winter rains often saturate soil which can cause roots to die. But you can take steps to help. In cold areas, resist the temptation to trim off frost- blackened stems as they provide protection for undamaged leaves below. If plants have died recently, try to work out what's gone wrong. Has it been too cold? Have they suffered from wet feet? Remember to follow sensible practices such as building raised beds where drainage is poor. Plant out marginally cold- sensitive specimens in spring so they establish themselves as much as possible before the next winter. For seaside gardens: Shrubs such as coast banksia and coprosma have evolved in coastal conditions where they've learned to handle stresses such as salt and wind. For shady gardens: Foliage plants such as ferns are usually the best choice. Clivias bloom well in light shade, as do camellias, impatiens and many plectranthus species. Watch out for water-absorbing tree roots that make some shaded areas too dry for some plants to thrive. For wet/boggy soil: It's surprising how many trees and shrubs have evolved in streamside positions and will cope with wet roots. Paperbarks are a good example, as are many bottlebrushes. There's a shrubby swamp banksia, Banksia robur, that loves damp soil. Details: www.yates.com.au. 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 MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (opp Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au ROLLER SHUTTERS L Domestic Roller Shutters L Shopfront Roller Shutters L Pergola Roller Shutters L Heavy Duty Extruded Shutters L 10 Year Written Warranty L Fast Professional Installation by Qualified Tradesman L Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills L Deter Burglars L Reduce Noise L Storm Protection FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633C WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS 2123814i 17/5 •Gas& Wood Fireplaces • AGA Rayburn Cookers • Butler Sinks & Traditional Tapware CHEMINEE 118 Stanmore Road, Stanmore NSW 2048 Ph: 9564 2694 Fax: 9569 8802 www.cheminee.com.au FIREPLACES 2101577 26/7 Fleur Furniture www.fleurfurniture.com.au p. 9817 1844 f. 9818 3257 We are open Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm • French Quilts • Pillows • Cushions • Lamps • Mirrors & much more 267 Victoria Rd, GLADESVILLE 2206041i 17/5 1582-1584 Canterbury Road Punchbowl Tel 9708 6888 | 9708 6688 www.goodkitchenbathroom.com.au Mon-Fri9am-5pm|Sat-Sun9.30am-4pm massive discounts on kitchens and bathrooms 2058877 19/7 L shape kitchen including 10 cabinets with polyurethane doors and granite benchtop CUSTOM DESIGN SERVICE AVAILABLE from $1850 Whole sale hotline: 0422123760 email@example.com from $350 plus free base bar from $185 from $90 from $250 from $250 from $150 from $65 from $170 VISIT OUR SHOWROOM FOR A FREE QUOTE ATOPTIDE Good Kitchen & Bathroom Buy Direct and SAVE $$$$$$ Residential & Commercial Aluminium Roller Shutters www.advancedshutters.com.au 49 Drummond Street, Belmore 9718 9988 Protect Yourself From • Intruders • Noise • Heat • Cold • Storms and Bushfires - CSIRO Accredited Be in control of your environment & protect your house from Undesirable Elements Manual and Electronic operated options Service also available for other shutters The Original Since 1976 Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15
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