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Home Living : November 29th 2011
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, November 29, 2011 fu1959 GARDENS START A TRADITION WHY not start a new Christmas tradition. There are many native plants you can use and that will en- hance your environment for years to come. Australian conifers Among the best known are the bunya and hoop pines. Another species that has attracted in- terest is the wollemi pine but these giants are definitely not suitable for a suburban garden. Some of the Callitris species might be more suitable for pots or in the the ground. Casuarinaceae This family contains the fam- iliar casuarina and al- locasuarina trees (commonly known as she-oaks). Less fam- iliar is Gymnostoma australian- um from the Daintree rainforest of North Queensland. It has a conifer-like appearance and is available in garden centres. A number of native plants have become significant as Chr- istmas plants. Blandfordia grandiflora and Blandfordia nobilis are commonly known as Christmas bells. These tufted plants have bell-shaped flowers in shades of red and orange with yellow tips. BUYING A REAL TREE FRESH ON THE BIG DAY WAKE UP TO THE SMELL OF CHRISTMAS Make sure the tree under the decorations will be fresh on the big day. THE tree is a cherished Christ- mas custom in many homes. But it's important to consider a few things before bringing home a real-deal Christmas tree. Timing is everything. Get your Christmas tree as close as possible to Christmas Day. Three weeks before is a healthy number to work on and should mean a fresh, vibrant tree on the day. Every year people rush to buy a live tree just days before Christmas but if real is what you want, start looking around now. The thing to remember is freshness. Needles should look fresh and the branch should be intact when you touch it. Many people use the ''lifting and dropping'' method to test for the freshness of the tree. This should not result in a shower of green needles if the tree has plenty of life left in it. Fresh Christmas trees also have a fragrant pine freshness and you should be able to smell this. Harvesting a tree from a local farm is a favourite option for many shoppers. You can also go to your local nursery and get one. And if you hate shopping, take the online option. But remember to only order from a quality Christmas grower. HMBTT QPPM GFODFT we specialise in: Shower Screens Splashbacks Glass Pool Fences All Mirrors Glass Balustrading Reliable service High quality products Factory direct prices Free measure & quote Dbmm opx gps tqfdjbm efbmt 1527 299 7:4 :918 :299 NFSDVQPOE HMBTT Tipxsppn . SZEF 37 Dpotujuvujpo Se xxx/nfsdvqpoe/dpn nfsdvqpoe`ipvAipunbjm/dpn 2185986i hln wk17 t/PSVTU /PSPU /P GBEJOH t %VSBCMF QPMZQSPQZMFOF t .BJOUFOBODF 'SFF t 'MPPS JODMVEFE 13&.*6. 065%003 4503"(& GPS $JUZ $PBTU 1IPOF 1300 688 786 PS WJTJU UP MPDBUF B TUPDLJTU OFBS ZPV www.outstore.com.au ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY.LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2174088K wk5 SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS 9636 1555 Showroom: 26 Stoddart Road, Prospect. (Mon--Fri & Sun) www.sydneyblinds.com.au FREE quotes ALL suburbs *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only. While stocks last. Offer supercedes previous offers. McKenzie 26765 Buy 6 blinds or more & get 60% OFF* • Verticals • Venetians • Romans • Rollers • Shutters • Panel Glides BUY MORE SAVE MORE SALE BUY 2 BLINDS GET 20% OFF* BUY 3 BLINDS GET 30% OFF* BUY 4 BLINDS GET 40% OFF* BUY 5 BLINDS GET 50% OFF* Chairs & Lounges Permanent Exhibition Showroom & Warehouse 10/1 Vuko Place Warriewood NSW 2102 Phone: 02 9913 1133 Castle Hill Home Hub Centre Cnr Hudson & Victoria Ave Castle Hill NSW 2154 Phone: 02 9634 8855 www.niceinteriors.com.au Home Cinema Modular Seating available in different combinations 2153177 16/8 )-' #/-&/24 f ./27!9 7)$% 2!.'% /& "%$2//- $).).' 2//- ,)6).' 2//- &52.)452% 6 Coates Place, Wetherill Park 9609 7533 or 9609 7933 Check the latest designs on www.goldenwoodfurniture.com.au Visit our Factory Open 7 Days (off Newton Road) Goldenwood Furniture 2234845i 15/3 Australian Timbers Custom Made Factory direct at wholesale prices
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