Decorating Your Garden Furniture

Homeowners forget about decorating their gardens with furniture. Having a well landscaped garden with well furnished items is just as important as decorating your interior. It is not expensive to add a few items to the garden and it makes a bare garden look more attractive and inviting.
One of the first items of furniture you should think about buying for your garden is a bench, or commonly known as a garden bench or park bench. They can look very inviting in the garden and they have their practical uses too. They can easily be placed anywhere within the garden, there is no set place where they should be located. If you live in a very hot climate, you may want to find a shady area, perhaps under a… Continue reading..

Landscape Architecture Sydney

When considering your landscaping needs, there are plenty of variable you should keep in mind.  It is not enough to simply think of putting down a carpet of green grass and mowing it every couple of weeks.  Of course, this can be done, but it will not be achieving the full potential of your property. 

If you are in the market for landscape architecture Sydney area, you have some excellent ideas and companies to choose from.  You do want to be careful, however, before you do any hiring.  Scope out the landscape architecture Sydney company you want to use before you actually hire anyone. 

A great landscape architecture Sydney company can take a so-called disaster area of your outdoor property and transform it into… Continue reading..

Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Aromatherapy is the ancient art of healing use of fragrant essential oils and herbs to promote natural healing and health. There are hundreds of essential oils on the market and each can assist in a different form of healing. Aromatherapy massage combines the relaxing and rejuvenating experience of a massage, with the benefits of aromatherapy. Like massage therapy, aromatherapy massage has been used for centuries to heal and soothe. It has become more popular in recent years.
Some of the most widely used essential oils used in massage oil include tea Tree, Lavender, Jasmine, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang and Rosemary. All have different healing properties. Tea Tree Oil is a time honored aromatherapy remedy for ringworm, athlete’s foot and other fungal infections. Lavender is used for calming, treating minor depression… Continue reading..

Mulching Your Landscape


There are many types of landscape mulch to choose from. When people think about mulch for aesthetic reasons in a landscape, people tend to be drawn to stone landscape mulch and gravel landscape mulch. Rock landscape mulch looks great, comes in many shapes, sizes, color, and textures. Depending on how much you want to spend on your decorative stone landscape mulch, your choices may be limited when it comes to choosing to use stone mulch for landscaping purposes. Another effective choice when it comes to mulching your landscape would be gravel mulch. Another attractive choice for mulching a landscape would be to use wood chip mulch or bark mulch. When it comes to landscaping, though, most people choose to use rock mulch or gravel mulch, as they are… Continue reading..

Why social media is a godsend for gardeners

Ipad for gardeners
Virtual garden: whether using an iPad to explore Pinterest or a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop to network via social media, the results can bring you new friends, ideas and inspiration from like-minded gardeners keen to share  Photo: Getty

A few years ago I took a slow local bus from Whitby to, I think, Middlesbrough. As we trundled across the moors, more and more people got on: some people knew each other very well, others hardly at all and others (like me) were complete strangers. Soon the bus was buzzing with conversations: some hilarious, some earnest, some fleeting