How to attract birds to your garden

How to attract birds to your garden If you’ve been wondering how to turn your garden from a simple show piece into a wildlife wonderland of bird species, then you’ve come to the right place. There is so much more to a garden than just greenery and with a few simple steps you could soon be listening to the pleasant chirping of birds whilst you relax on your patio.  
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Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat

Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat We all know of the great variety of plants we eat on a daily basis – your fridge is full of fruit and veggies (we hope) from the local supermarket. What you may not know is that there are actually a vast number of edible plants you may find innocently blossoming in your garden or out on a nature walk. In fact there
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Outdoor Daybeds

Outdoor Daybeds Nothing says luxury and relaxation quite like an outdoor daybed. Picture warm, lazy afternoons – a good book in one hand, a drink in the other; you’re surrounded by grass and trees, the soft breeze in your hair, and your trusty pet lazing at your feet. Feeling relaxed yet? There’s a lot to be said for a simple yet elegant outdoor daybed to create that perfect sense of
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Self Sustainable Gardening

For centuries, people have been growing and harvesting crops around the world with nothing more than hard work.  It is only since the mid-20th century that we began to change our farming methods.  Hybrid plants, synthetic fertilisers, and chemical pesticides were introduced to make farming more cost effective – higher output for less money.  However, this disruption to the natural ecosystem of plant growth has been detrimental, not just to
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Organic Recycling

Organic Recycling Any seasoned gardener will tell you that healthy soil is the foundation of a productive garden. When soil is improved with compost it becomes alive with beneficial worms and microorganisms. Compost is an essential ingredient for creating rich, friable soil while also increasing its ability to retain water.   Composting is a simple way to turn organic waste into rich fertiliser for your garden. The two most common
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Elegant Outdoor Dining

Elegant Outdoor Dining   The face of outdoor dining has changed drastically in the last few years.  Gone are the days of faded plastic chairs, sun damaged tables, and paper cups. Thanks to ongoing product developments outdoor furniture is now manufactured using a wide range of UV and water resistant materials.     Tables and chairs feature powder coated aluminium frames, seating is fashioned using synthetic wicker and made more
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Aquaponics

Aquaponics Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. Aquaculture is the raising of fish and other small aquatic creatures, whilst hydroponics is the growing of plants using a water-based system in place of traditional soil. Aquaponics is an incredible system that has seen huge growth in popularity all over the world, with Australia taking the lead in the commercial industry.   The magical thing about aquaponics is that it
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Sun Protection Made Easy

Sun Protection Made Easy with Creative Living   Most of us enjoy the sun, the bright and warm days of summer and even the cooler sunshine of winter. But the sun isn’t always so kind and UV protection is something that we all need to be very aware of. Dangers such as skin cancer are very real and, as such, we have decided to give you some tips on how
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Water-wise Gardening

Water-wise Gardening with Creative Living Xeriscaping – “the art of landscaping or gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation.” Water-wise gardening, or Xeriscaping, is probably something you’ve heard of before but, unless you’re an avid gardener, have probably not thought that much about. Most people wouldn’t think that gardening could have such an effect on water consumption, but it definitely can. With the current droughts
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Child Friendly Garden Ideas

Many of the older generations have wonderful memories of running around outside, covered in mud, building forts and playing pretend among the magical plants and flowers. The newer generations are sadly spending far too much time in front of screens, a detriment to their health and development. It’s time to allow our kids to explore and play in nature again and we’re here to help you create a child friendly
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