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Autumn Veggie Planting

It’s the perfect timing to get your winter vegetable garden started now. The warmer weather in autumn helps them establish faster and then as it cools down in May they are all ready to start producing. Now is also time to think about sowing vegetables that will give your family a thick vegetable soup this winter particularly of root crops.

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Introducing water

Water brings movement and peace and there is nothing more relaxing and calming than listening to soft running water after a stressful day. Because moving water encompasses all senses, your water feature should be the focal point of your garden or patio. Fountains have many benefits other than adding beauty to your home or gardens. An indoor or outdoor water fountain aids in stress relief and relaxation, acts as a natural humidifier, improves air quality with negative ions, and produces soothing water sounds that can drown out annoying sounds to soothe and relax you

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Rediscover Feng Shui

Feng Shui is a Chinese design philosophy meaning wind and water popular at the turn of the century and to some gardeners a way of life. In traditional Chinese beliefs, wind and water are the source of all life energy and over the years we have seen the principles influence’s in garden design as an alternative way of thinking about the spaces in which we live. This life energy, called chi, brings abundance and blessings into your environment and your life and when designing according to the principles of Feng Shui, you're really encouraging the chi to flow into and throughout your spaces.

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For the love of yellow

Yellow is the colour of positive energy and generally regarded as a happy colour. When one sees yellow it stimulates the senses and helps to lift the spirits. Yellow is the colour associated with the sun and prosperity, making it the perfect choice as we start a new year. Yellow in the garden comes in many ways. Through flowers it brings joy and happiness and as the symbol of friendship yellow flowers are quietly there to remind us that we are never really alone. But it is in the yellow foliage plants where there is so much scope to play and explore.

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