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Coasting : Issue 4 2009
We're everywhere you want to be. Over 23,000 holiday properties at 1,200 locations Mr Owl A modern day scarecrow, this swivel- headed helper has multiple uses, including keeping pests away from gardens, possums away from houses, and even seabirds away from yachts. Distributor Anton Vanderbyl said Mr Owl had also been used to keep brush turkeys away from houses. They cost $20. And the best bit? "They work owly [hourly]," Anton said. Phone (02) 6684 5385. Best of the fest By DAVID STEWART Eye-catching highlights from the Australian Springtime Flora Festival at Mount Penang. Buzz Me Energy Drink This is billed as a "natural energy drink", and a chemical- and preservative-free alternative to those other energy drinks. It contains guarana and ginseng, with honey as the sweetener. Buzz Me man Wayne Perry said the carbonated drink contained caffeine, "but no additives or preservatives". Coasting tried a sample, and found it tasted similar to ginger beer, but with a honey after- taste. A carton costs $60, and orders of $120 or more earn free home delivery. Phone 4443 4198 or go to www.clayridge.com.au 25 The Table Garden The Table Garden is a self-contained garden bed designed to take the bending out of gardening. The Table Garden stands a convenient 82cm off the ground and comes in 20 sizes and three colours. The smallest is 70cm long by 50cm wide, and is on wheels for easy manoeuvring. The largest is 6m long. The tables are particularly popular at nursing homes, schools and retirement villages, but are also at home on any veranda, balcony or courtyard. A filtration and drainage system means that water which drains through the soil can be easily retrieved and used again (see watering can). Prices start at $382 for the smallest model. Phone (02) 6260 1620 or go to www.tablegarden.com.au. Warratina Lavender Farm We know it as an attractive and aromatic plant, but did you know that lavender is now also the key ingredient in a range of products including everything from air-fresheners, furniture polish and shoe stuffers to soaps, body lotions and insect repellents? As an essential oil it can be used to help heal skin burns, to deodorize a carpet, and rid the dog's mat of fleas. You can even ingest the stuff, in a range of teas, mustards and honeys. Go to www.warratinalavender.com.au or phone (03) 5964 4650. DECKS OF DISTINCTION The Deck & Pergola Specialist CALL NOW FOR YOUR FREE QUOTE! PO BOX 83, AVOCA BEACH. 2251 LIC. NO. 46126C DAVID DUNN • ALL ASPECTS OF OUTDOOR BUILDING • FREE ON SITE QUOTES • INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED • PLANS & COUNCIL SUBMISSIONS • HOME OWNERS WARRANTY MOBILE 0412 236 473 PH/FAX 4368 6245 c8625998-1Oct
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