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Winter is here, but the truth is the need for a solid and proper diet is always there if you want to maintain your health. Sure, vitamins can be found in supplements and store bought vitamins, but the natural sources of these would be a better way to start the day, instead of cramming our faces with pills as we wake up.
Read on as we point out some useful plants and vegetables that would make for a good solution to your winter diet needs. Whether you want to grow them at home or if you don’t want to mar you landscaping, we’ve got some great tips for you. [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 as well as our 7 Rookie Landscaping Mistakes for some more tips

This is our final instalment for the design series, where we’ll cover some tricky concepts – Line, repetition, and continuity. Click here if you missed part two.
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Note from Jim: We’ve recently published an in depth garden design series put together by our resident expert Clint. This week, Revell Landscaping are sharing their thoughts on some common landscaping pitfalls and how to avoid them. Take it away! 

High quality landscaping is the type of thing that it’s certainly not impossible to create alone, but it is pretty tough. The larger the garden, the trickier the task. This is why Revell Landscaping is keen to help homeowners put their yards in order this winter. Whether you need some advice on how to fix blunders left by a previous occupant or you’re looking to repair some embarrassing mistakes of your own, the experts are ready to provide support. [click to continue…]

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Here at Aussie Green Thumb, we try to give you our best tips so you get the best out of your garden, and you and your family can enjoy your own little patch of paradise just the way you want it. To do this, we like to give you guys a heads up on trends and ideas that we as professionals pick up along the way.

Now you may not have heard of the chemical Glyphosate before, but I almost guarantee you’ve heard of the brand names it goes by…Roundup, Zero, Eraze…starting to ring any bells?

So this stuff is AMAZING at killing weeds in your garden, so much so that it is by far, the worlds most popular pesticide. It is such an incredibly effective broad spectrum herbicide that it will kill almost any plant it touches, and can help you wrestle back control of an unruly backyard. But, it’s also a chemical and has a host of problems associated with it including big time problems like pesticide resistance and health concerns. So as a home gardener, do you really have to use it? Is there any real alternatives that are easy to get your hands on, and easy to use? Luckily, Yes! Read on for a few tips and tricks to help you use less glyphosate in your home.

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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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‘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

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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