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Why we crave the simple life Why we crave the simple life In this post-GFC world, the art of frugal living is making a comeback. Ingrid Pyne meets a remarkable woman who has... Thinkstock Gardens for jam makers This is the season for jam makers. Even better, it's the season when gardeners with laden trees give...
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Alyssa-Jane Cook, Tara Dennis and Jean Kittson Handy home hints with Alyssa-Jane Cook Alyssa-Jane Cook sheds some light on home repairs, where to start, what to use and her own... Gaudy bulbs for winter cheer Gaudy bulbs for winter cheer Sometimes you come across a plant that you've ignored for years, and realise it's so absolutely...
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Autumn Envy Autumn Envy You see them in every gardening magazine - page after page of autumn glories, trees in every shade...
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The return of the domestic goddess The return of the domestic goddess The rise of the domestic goddess is returning to Australian households as women are getting back to...
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Photo: Getty Images The cabbage revival! I hated cabbage till the day I discovered they didn't have to be boiled. Boiled cabbage looks like... Photo: Getty Images Cool looks for summer A couple of decades ago garden writers had a great idea. Why not get rid of all that grass and put...
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Home survival Surviving (and that is the right word) the Silly Season Did you know that you're a whopping five times more likely to be injured at home than in work - and... Snapper Images Scary scents Lighting a stick of incense might fill your home with fragrance, but research indicates that it... The problem with plastics The problem with plastics The question of whether plastics can harm human health has been debated for years. Pamela Allardice...
article topics   family health home and living
Photo by Getty Images Is your home damaging your health? According to new information released by The World Health Organisation, the air we breathe in our...
article topics   family health home and living
Photo: Getty Images The sweetest, softest fruit of spring In old gardens- ones planted at least thirty years ago- you’ll often find a strange tall tree, with...
article topics   gardening home and living
Camellias: The queen of winter flowers Camellias: The queen of winter flowers Camellias are perhaps our best loved winter bloomer, cheering up many a grey winter day. But often...
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A garden for free A garden for free A gorgeous garden costs money - or does it? All our garden plants once grew wild - and managed to...
article topics   gardening home and living plants
Photo by Getty Images An orchard to fit in a handbag Every garden can have an orchard. You can fit at least 20 fruit trees into a tiny backyard- and... Photo by Getty Images New looks for an old-fashioned darling Want a gorgeous big flower that blooms in sun or light shade, doesn’t need watering, pruning,...
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Photo by Getty Images Tough Love with Palms Palms are tough. I once saw a photo of part of Hawaii after a tsunami had passed over it. Only the...
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Bright Christmas shrubs and tasty herbs Bright Christmas shrubs and tasty herbs Christmas is upon us and our feet are getting sore… and this is NOT the time of year to worry too... Spring Garden Basics; get out there and get planting! Spring Garden Basics; get out there and get planting! Spring smells like a garden. It tempts you out to garden centres to buy shrubs and punnets of...
article topics   gardening home and living spring
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