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Home Living : August 19th 2008
6 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, August 19, 2008 HOMELIVING Get a wriggle on An ecologically friendly worm farm made by Australian plastic design innovator and manufacturer Reln will get you recycling. The Can-O-Worms was a feature on Oprah Winfrey earlier this year. The ecologically friendly worm farm makes it easy for people to compost. It comprises a base and three working trays made from 100 per cent post- consumer recycled plastic and converts food waste into nutrient-rich, 100 per cent organic fertiliser loved by potted plants, gardens and vegetables. The bottom tray is a collector that has a solid base and tap. Liquid drains through the upper trays into the collector tray where it can be tapped and used as a liquid fertiliser. The worms are started off in the first of three working trays by means of the bedding block provided with the kit. They then simply eat their way up, wriggling into the working tray above when they can detect food scraps placed there. By the time the top working tray is full, most worms have left the original working tray where they began which had the bedding block. Users can now take out this tray, remove the castings and then return it to the top again. Details: www.reln.com.au. » ADVERTISING FEATURE Foam sweet foam Some creative and resourceful gardeners grow portable vegetable gardens in second hand styrofoam boxes, says Yates garden adviser Judy Horton. ''These boxes have lots of advantages: they're cheap, lightweight, insulated and can be lined up side by side to keep each other moist and cool,'' she said. ''Before you start, check to make sure the styrofoam box has holes for drainage. Some don't, and they'll need to have holes poked through their bases so that excess water can get away. ''On the other hand, if the existing holes are large it can be helpful to put some shadecloth or mesh over the bottom of the box so that the mix won't wash through at watering time. ''Remember that good drainage is essential: vegies won't grow in soggy soil.'' Fill the box with a quality potting mix, because these boxes are relatively shallow, it's best to add some Waterwise Water Storing Granules to the potting mix before planting. What to plant? ''Salad greens do particularly well in containers. Choose smaller-growing lettuce varieties like mignonette. Mix these with rocket, spinach and red- coloured radicchio.'' Baby carrots are small enough to grow in a styrofoam box and spring onions and herbs will all do well. Nasturtiums will repel some insect pests, and both the flowers and leaves are edible. ................................................. KINGSCOTT MANOR ESTATE "SIMPLY MAGNIFICENT" IN CASTLE HILL This is definitely one of the finest Binet Homes in the Hills area and sets a new benchmark for luxury living! Situated in a quiet street on a 792sqm block, this home has been custom built to the highest standards and offers over 50 squares of pure luxury. Featuring a breathtaking grand entry and striking formal living areas with 9 foot high ceilings and overlooking the sparkling inground pool with water feature. Expansive informal living areas adjoin the large gourmet polyurethane kitchen and separate home theatre room. With a delightful upstairs rumpus room, double garage plus carport, 5 bedrooms plus office/guest room with ensuite, Master Suite with sumptuous ensuite - plus all the luxury inclusions you would expect from a home of this calibre!! Inspect: Thursday 4:00pm -- 5:00pm and Saturday & Sunday 3:30 -- 4:30am Call Rodney Binet on 0412 822608 or 9868 3222 ALMOST COMPLETED Mayfield House This Luxurious 36sq home, on 750 sm block boasts 4 double bedrooms..all with built-in wardrobes, modern Poylurethane kitchen with Smeg Stainless Steel Appliances and is almost completed.. Eat in the separate dining room or family/ meals room or entertain outside in the fabulous Alfresco Dining area with built-in Bbq, or on the Terrace/Balcony. Other features include: Polished Timber Floors, Formal Lounge, Home Theatre/Rumpus, 3 modern bathrooms , Study, 2 car garage, internal laundry, Alarm System, Ducted Vacuum, and Video Intercom. Situated in a quiet location, sunny aspect and close to rail, shops & Sydneys Leading schools, the home is fully air- conditioned and includes water tanks, and Landscaped Gardens. Inspection Times: Sat & Sun 11.30- 12.30pm, Wed 12.30- 1pm CASTLE HILL 11 Kingscott Place BRAND NEW -- READY TO MOVE IN Live in luxury in this brand new 35sq Binet Home. Positioned on the high side of the road on a land area of 430sq m, this home is immaculately designed for your lifestyle. The home boasts 4 big bedrooms, all with built-ins, 3 modern bathrooms, separate dining plus family/meals room. The modern kitchen is beautifully appointed with stainless steel Smeg appliances, a home theatre/rumpus room and study nearby. The formal lounge/dining area overlooks native bushland with the terrace/balcony leading onto landscaped gardens. Dine alfresco under the Vergola louvre roofing system with the built-in BBQ system. Other features of the home are... polished timber flooring throughout the bottom level, full alarm system, ducted vacuum system, video intercom and reverse cycle air conditioning. All this in a quiet location and close to rail, shops and Sydney's leading schools. Inspection Times: Sat & Sun 1- 3pm, Mon, Wed, Fri 1- 4pm ALMOST COMPLETED This 32square 4 bedroom home is now completed and Ready for you to move in. Situated on a 750sqm block, This home has 4 double bedrooms... all with built in robes, three Bathrooms. And a guest/Study with its own ensuite. Outside, is a water tank and huge covered entertaining area. R/C air conditioning, double garage with auto garage door & ducted vacuum system, Home theatre, and Alfresco kitchen makes entertaining a breeze. The beautiful gourmet kitchen is complete with Smeg appliances & Caesarstone benchtops. There is also a Formal Dining & Lounge, with a separate Meals & Family Room. Inspection Times: Saturday and Sunday 11.30- 12.30pm TURRAMURRA 5a Murdoch St TURRAMURRA 14 Adams Ave NEW HOMES FOR SALE PG BINET Pty Ltd trading as BINET HOMES 40 Established YEARS Ph: 9868 3222 M: 0412 822 608 www.binethomes.com.au | Builders Licence No. 4443 | ABN 26 000 519 719 2155045i hln wk8 TURRAMURRA 5 Murdoch St Rear view
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