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24 Feb Husqvarna 536LiL

Last year I mentioned my desire to review the new generation of battery power equipment coming onto the Australian market for both consumer and professional use. Today the first of these items arrived for testing from Husqvarna Australia. The Husqvarna 536LiL is a professionally-orientated 36V battery powered line trimmer which I am very much looking forward to putting through its paces and giving you my thoughts as both a home-owner and someone who has used equipment such as this professionally in the field. Stay tuned for a full review. If you have an item of battery outdoor power equipment you'd like to hear our thoughts on let us know in the comments below.
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14 Oct My Park Rules

The 202020 Vision have launched a new program to encourage communities and schools to improve the Plant/Life Balance of places that kids play by entering a new competition this spring - My Park Rules. The competition is open to community owned places including: Kindergarten and Day Care Centres, Public Primary...

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19 Jan Charlie Albone takes on Chelsea Flower Show 2015

  This year's Chelsea Flower Show will feature an emotive garden design by Foxtel's Selling Houses Australia presenter and landscape designer Charlie Albone, sponsored by Husqvarna and Gardena. The garden titled 'The time in between' has been designed as a space where Charlie could express his personal milestones since the passing of his father who sadly died when he was just 17.
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08 Nov #gardenselfie Competition

Snap a #gardenselfie and upload it for your chance to win great prizes thanks to Gardena Australia. We want to see your beautiful faces out in the garden or amongst plants. It could be in your backyard, a public park or even next to your...

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16 Oct The Great Backyard Pumpkin Challenge

Become a Pumpkin Hero! The Great Backyard Pumpkin Challenge has kicked off again for the 2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show! You can enter any of the 10 pumpkin classes available covering all shapes and sizes, including the very popular Celebrity Look-Alike (See First Prize winning 'Princess Kate Pumpkin from 2014) and Best Decorated classes. Free packets of Atlantic Pumpkin Seeds are available from 7 October until 12 December 2014. Full Details HERE  
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06 Oct Brisbane Garden Show Launch

Later this week I will be traveling up to Brisbane to help launch the Brisbane International Garden Show to the media. Next year Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine will be transformed into a horticultural play-land  incorporating landscape display gardens, a program of talks and demonstrations, a...

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04 Oct The Golden Child Child Rose

Today I had the pleasure of attending the Christening of the 'Golden Child' rose at Swane's Nursery, Dural. This beautiful yellow rose raises funds for the Steve Waugh Foundation and their support for children and young adults affected by rare diseases. It was great to hear about this multi award winning rose and also stories from families assisted by this wonderful Foundation. There are a limited number of roses available this spring with Swane's Nurseries donating $10 for each potted plant sold in 2014 to the Foundation. For more information on the Steve Waugh Foundation see www.stevewaughfoundation.com.au To get yours contact Swane's via www.swanes.com
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12 Sep Dirty Ideas for Everyday Gardens

The Nursery & Garden Industry did a great job with their garden entitled 'Dirty Ideas for Everyday Gardens' at this years Australian Garden Show Sydney. Their garden showed exciting and interesting ways to bring greenery, flowers and edibles into your life, whatever your space. Below are...

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11 Sep Winner of Hortiman’s Ultimate Kit!

Congratulations to Sophie Doyle who is the winner of 'Hortiman's Ultimate Kit' from the Australian Garden Show Sydney. Sophie answered "Tell us a gardening super power you wish you had?" with "Magic fingers that give plants a energy boost and makes them pest & disease...

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