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Gardeners and homeowners who care about both their landscaping and the environment should build an eco-friendly shed in their backyard. Not only will they gain a great place to store tools, plant pots and other gardening implements, but they will do so without negatively impacting the world around them.

Follow these five easy steps to design and build an eco-friendly shed you can be proud of: [click to continue…]

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Collette’s suite of Fall tours offers travellers a kaleidoscope of seasonal colour

‘The falling leaves, drift by the window, the autumn leaves, all red and gold…: – Edith Piaf’s Les Feuilles Mortes

Capture the essence of Edith Piaf’s jazz standard ‘Les Feuilles Mortes’ or ‘Autumn Leaves’, echoed over the years by American legends Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra with Collette’s Fall season tours. The suite of autumnal adventures features Colours of New England, Heritage of America, Spotlight on New York City and Spotlight on San Francisco.

‘Fall in the northern hemisphere brings with it a truly extraordinary contrast of autumn colours. Here in Australia we do not get to experience this seasonal transformation to the same extent. At Collette we are well-placed to take travellers to the very best Fall destinations as the United States is our home turf,” said Alison Mead, Australian Business Manager, Collette.

Travellers will be swept away on a magical carpet of colour with Collette’s Colours of New England tour. In North Conway awaits a veritable feast for the eyes with visits to picturesque New Hampshire, the White Mountains region and a relaxing cruise on the magnificent Lake Winnipesaukee. Whether it’s sampling some seasonal cider in Stowe at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill, or admiring Boston Public Garden’s rich, leafy tapestry of burnt orange, maple, rust and bright green, there is arguably no better place in the world to experience Fall.

Collette’s suite of Fall tours offers travellers a kaleidoscope of seasonal colour

Collette’s suite of Fall tours offers travellers a kaleidoscope of seasonal colour

Featuring Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, Collette’s 2016 Heritage of America tour is ideal for nature lovers. Autumn transforms Shenandoah into an enchanting forest, with wooded hollows, dark crimson creepers and foliage in a dramatic palette of auburn, chestnut and bronze. As if straight out of a storybook, characters in the park include the eastern chipmunk, red squirrel, meadow vole, river otter and striped skunk.

History buffs will also love this tour, with highlights including a walk through the hallowed battlefield of Gettysburg, a guided tour of Washington D.C. with a stop at the White House Visitor Centre and a visit to Philadelphia’s iconic Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the location of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the drafting of the Constitution.

For those travellers seeking to explore some of the world’s most iconic city destinations in-depth, Collette’s Fall Spotlights tours offer the ideal solution.

Guests on Collette’s Spotlight on New York City will visit classic Central Park at its most vibrant. Surrounded by trees with hues of burgundy, flame and mahogany and strolling with the sounds of leaves crunching underfoot, travellers on this tour will get to experience the Park as it undergoes the most beautiful transformation. Other highlights of this tour include a ferry voyage to see the Statue of Liberty up close, a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other NYC favourites like Times Square.

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Autumn To Do List

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Goodbye stinking hot Summer, and hello lovely placid Autumn! You’ve no doubt noticed the cooler mornings and nights and chances are you’re enjoying a rest after the peak growing season in your garden.

Autumn is great time for gardeners, as it lets us get in and tackle some of those jobs that were just too hard to justify during the peak of summer. If you’re not sure what you should be doing in your garden, then read on for our Autumn To Do List.

 

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5 Common Lawn Care Problems & How To Fix Them2

Lawn care hindrances are something that can prove to be devastating, if they aren’t corrected properly, and this is something that can destroy one’s gardening efforts in the end. Therefore, the best way to deal with lawn care issues overall is by, knowing what some of them are and doing one’s best to provide the fix that will work to turn the situation around immediately. Please read on to learn more. You will be glad that you did.
There are 5 common lawn care problems. However, in addition to these lawn care problems, there are also very real fixes for them. Therefore, one doesn’t have to feel like they don’t have any alternatives, because they do. Though and responsible garden care does have its challenges in essence, this doesn’t mean that there isn’t any working lawn treatment, because that is not true.
Here are the 5 common lawn care problems & how to fix them. They are: [click to continue…]

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Tools you need for Your Garden Tool Kit Upgrade4

If you want to deal with gardening in a quick and easy way, then you will need to have the tools of the trade to pull it off. The following examples are here to provide you with useful pointers on how you can upgrade your garden tool kit into something capable of taking on the job without a hitch: [click to continue…]

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Here at Aussie green thumb we’re always trying to help you get the most out of your garden. We want you to have the best possible backyard you can, really!

One of the most fundamental ways you can get the most out of your backyard garden is to have a sensible and effective garden design. You don’t need to be a qualified landscape architect, but knowing some basics will definitely set you on the right path. Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing a design series taking you through the basics of garden design all with the intention to make your outdoors area that much better.  Be sure to also check out our 5 Backyard Landscaping Secrets for some more tips.

In this part, we’ll be getting into some basic design concepts to help you on your way. Click here to check out part 1 if you missed it!

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Note from Jim: Ive been chatting with Caitlin Maxwell recently about an annual hosted trip to visit the Chelsea Flower Show and a series of garden tours within the UK. Collette recently put out a press release sharing more info on the tour and I have copied all of the details below. If anyone is interested, there are only a few spots left for this year, and next year’s tickets are already selling, so get in touch with Collette asap!

Collette is now in full bloom after a successful first year in the Australian market. Just as flowers have signified so many things before, Collette is inviting travellers to help celebrate its budding success with The Gardens of London tour, a veritable bouquet of some of the world’s most impressive gardens. [click to continue…]

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