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Home Living : November 29th 2011
HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, November 29, 2011 3 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. 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 BUY DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER AND SAVE $$$ METAL ROOFING PRODUCTS PTY LTD We service the whole Sydney Metropolitan Area 82 Glendenning Road Glendenning Ph 9675 5622 www.zammitroofing.com.au We supply • Carports & awning kits •Metal roofing • Guttering • Flashings & all roofing accessories AMMIT 2253230 5/7 NO OBLIGATION FREE MEASURE & QUOTE newslocal.com.au Discover Local. For tradies, services and jobs in your local area, grab your NewsLocal newspaper. Cash back for Christmas Receive $100 installed on a Visa Gift Card for every $1000 you spend on Accent Blinds accentblinds.com.au "MFYBOESJBt$IBUTXPPEt4FWFO )JMMT 1FOSJUIt/FXDBTUMFt8PMMPOHPOH 131913 'PS GVMM UFSNT DPOEJUJPOT WJTJU UIF "DDFOU XFCTJUF #534/- $%3)'. 4/ 35)4 9/52 .%%$3 KING WARDROBES 9725 2266 BUILT IN WARDROBES BUY DIRECT SAVE $$$ www.kingwardrobes.com.au • Free measure & quote • EFT & major credit cards • Lifetime guarantee • Combined 30yrs experience • Service all areas • Quality customer service 2141924 8/11 40% 50% 60% OFF! ROLLER SHUTTERS "Don t Be Fooled!" Forget The Gimmicks Just Genuine Prices UNIT 4/17 STENNET RD, INGLEBURN 9829 1255 2047836i 22/3 shutterworld The latest technology in security shutters Heat out to 90% Cold to 90% Noise 50% SLIMLINE BOXES BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER & SAVE $$$ www.shutterworld.com.au 12 Months Interest Free Terms Free quote! Come visit our showroom! LICENSE NO 175403C Save Energy EXCLUSIVE SLIMLINE DESIGN
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