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Home Living : July 10th 2012
GARDEN GLORY $15,000 IN PRIZES TO BE WON Janita Singh Last year's winning gardener Frith Peters. GARDENING GOOD news for green thumbs. Now they can showcase their gardening glory and get a gong for having the top one. ABC Gardening Australia magazine's search to find Australia's Gardener of the Year is on. This year's prize package is valued at more than $15,000, with the prestigious Golden Spade up for grabs. The prize includes a trip for four to Norfolk Island, including flights, accom- modation, car hire, tours and $5000 cash. For the first time, the winner will be chosen by Gardening Australia readers and viewers. To enter, gardeners need to say in 300 words or less why they are passionate about gardening and provide a sketch of their garden layout, with some before and after photos and complete the entry form in the current issue of ABC Gardening Australia magazine. Entries close July 27. SHOW WHAT YOU VE GOT IF you're planning on entering the ABC Gardening Australia's Gardener Of the Year competition, you'll need to ensure your garden is picture-perfect for the all- important photos. Apart from professional photography and having patience to or- ganise the shoot, follow these simple tips to capture your garden looking its best. Remove the hose: Get rid of anything that is going to detract from the shot, including old pots, a hose lying on the path, tools and children's toys. Set up garden furniture --- avoid shots where the chairs are turned upside-down on the table. Arrange some pots or set the table as if you have guests coming. Dead leaves: If you're taking a close-up of a plant, remove any dead leaves or flowers, insects or specks of dirt. In wider shots, get rid of anything that is dying or dead and pick up sticks littering the ground, sweep paths and rake fallen leaves. Pick the time of day: Gardens are often best photographed in the morning when the light is softer and shadows are less of a problem. Overcast days can give good results too. Bright sunshine can cause lots of shadows. To even out and soften sunlight, use a scrim --- an opaque piece of white cloth stretched over a frame. Position it so that it is between the sun and your subject. Get it in focus: Focus on your subject. If you're too close, move away a little. And always check the image. 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 www.wedokitchens.com.au 3(/72//- 5NIT 'REAT 7ESTERN (WY 34 -!293 FREE BATHROOM QUOTES now offered by our recommended licenced renovators 50% OFF KITCHEN CABINETS All Kitchen Styles -- Limited Stock A family business with traditional values FREE QUOTES 9673 6789 2309796 10/7 Daryl & Kerry Murray N SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS 10am - 4pm N 12 DAY EXPRESS DELIVERY N 12 YEAR WARRANTY N FREE SOFT CLOSE DRAWERS N 100% AUSTRALIAN MADE Jin 0412 484 408 John 0425 313 489 1300 887 959 email@example.com www.asolar.com.au 9/10 Strait Ave, South Granville 10 YEAR GUARANTEE 1.5kw, 2kw, 3kw, 5kw, 10kw systems available BEST PRICE GUARANTEED
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