Construct mini pergolas to enable someone who is wheelchair bound to grow their own fruit

Home & Garden Blog

One of the disadvantages of being wheelchair bound is the inability to bend down to reach the ground easily. Growing and harvesting their own fruit can be an even greater challenge for people in this position. The creative use of garden pots and pergolas will allow you to enable a wheelchair bound person to experience this pleasure, as the fruit is brought within their reach   Choosing the fruits There are a number of fruits that grow on vines, such as granadillas, grapes and kiwi fruit, which need a structure like a pergola to grow on.

29 June 2016

The Big Screen: Three Native Australian Trees Suitable For Privacy Screening

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Personal privacy is perhaps more important now than ever before, and planting dense screening trees in key areas can be an extremely effective way to keep prying eyes fixed elsewhere. However, while traditional screening trees are as useful as ever, there is a lot to be said for using lesser-known, native Australian trees for your vision-blocking needs. Native trees are naturally much more suited to growing in tough Australian soils than foreign imports and are much more adept at enduring the attentions of native wood-boring insects and grubs.

17 June 2016

Renovations Made Easy: 2 Reasons Why A Mini Skip Bin Will Make Cleaning Up Simple


With renovations comes rubbish, and with rubbish comes hassle. When you're in the process of renovating your home, the last thing you want to worry about is where to put the rubbish. In regular circumstances you might have garbage bags stacked with rubbish, with nowhere to put them. The bags are either placed around the home or on the front lawn, causing unwanted mess and hassle. A mini skip bin is the perfect alternative for keeping your home free of garbage bags and mess.

7 June 2016

Five Tips to Reduce the Dust on Your Blinds

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Unfortunately, blinds can harbour a lot of dust, and they are not the easiest thing to clean. Luckily, there are many things you can do to reduce the amount of dust that ends up on your blinds. Here are some tips to help you: 1. Choose wood, acrylic or plastic blinds. Wood, plastic and acrylic blinds can get dusty, but they are easier to clean than fabric blinds. The dust just sits on the top of these surfaces, rather than infiltrating it.

23 May 2016

Pet Pains: How to Remove Pet Stains from Your Carpet

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Having pets around the house can be a lot of fun, but it isn't so much fun when accidents happen. Your pet might walk around with muddy paws, have an accident before they reach the litter tray or vomit up their food. When disasters like this strike, don't panic, just follow the easy and eco friendly steps outlined below to quickly remove pet stains from your carpet. Things you will need:

26 April 2016

How to Handle Intense Summer Heat

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If you don't have access to central air conditioning in your home, you may struggle when summer arrives and the temperatures heat up. However, there are still ways you can cool off and find some relief. Here are some tips for handling summer heat. Stay Hydrated One of the most important things you need to do is stay hydrated. Make sure everyone in your family, including your pets, has access to water.

26 April 2016

5 Advantages of Picking a Lean-to Shed Over a Freestanding Alternative

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If you're thinking of putting a shed in your garden, one of the first things you'll have to decide upon is whether you want a freestanding shed or a lean-to. Both come with their own advantages and disadvantages, but lean-to sheds usually win out. Here are 5 simple reasons why. 1. Power Any shed can be provided with electricity, whether via a hook-up to the mains or, more rarely, its own generator.

12 April 2016