Find out how you can develop and customise your own vertical garden. Step-by-step instructions show how to create large and small vertical spaces – plus there are useful explanations of the many products available on the market. Traditional methods of vertical gardening are also covered, such as how to espalier, and ways to use hanging baskets to great effect.
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Thinking of taking your furry friend on your next holiday? This guide makes it easy to find places in Australia that will welcome Fido with open arms. Divided into states and territories, each chapter uses symbols to highlight pet-friendly places to stay and their varying pet policies, covering all budgets from caravan parks to luxury holiday cottages. It also includes details of nearby spots where you can eat and take them out for walks.
Garden centres around the country are helping to celebrate the third annual Garden Releaf Day on Sunday March 19 this year, with fun family activities and prizes. The Garden Releaf program promotes the health benefits of spending time in gardens and around plants, and last year raised $70,000 for Beyond Blue. The focus this year will be on the health benefits and garden appeal of blueberries. For more information and to find out what activities are planned, visit gardenreleaf.com.au
This year’s Earth Hour marks 10 years since businesses and other Sydneysiders first turned off their lights for an hour to increase the awareness of climate change. The campaign, co-created by WWF, has now been adopted by more than 172 countries and includes 7000 cities and towns worldwide. To get involved and support a cleaner and safer environment, switch off your lights on Saturday, March 25 from 8.30-9.30pm local time.
Over the past 26 years, Clean Up Australia Day volunteers have moved the equivalent of 331,000 ute-loads of rubbish to the tip, and the effort is growing each year. To do your bit on March 5 (February 28 for businesses and March 3 for schools), register as an individual or community group at cleanupaustraliadav.org.au