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Hello, I have just moved into a California Bungalow, although quite possibly the oldest one in the country!! It is a fibro house built, I think, in t ...

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Currently at work we are installing frog ponds in schools around the local area. One of the challenges has been establishing plant life to provide she ...

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I am a backyard gardener of absolutely no repute! I garden for boredom relief and the ability to snack on fresh produce.Many media releases keep remin ...

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Keen to hear Adam's thoughts on the best way to control weeds in the garden. Is pulling them out by hand more or less effective than using a weed kill ...

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Most of the computer tables in the market are of an office type design. I needed a compact table that would store all my gear and then some. My apolog ...

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Meet the community
  • Meet Pete, who will tackle anything

    The multi-talented ProjectPete learned most of his D.I.Y. skills from his father, and loves the challenge and satisfaction of turning his house into a home. “I’m a fairly handy kind of guy,” Pete says. “I will try to tackle basically any job.”

  • Meet Cath, an experienced horticulturalist

    Cath loves sharing her deep knowledge and passion for growing food. Public speaking used to give her panic attacks, but now Cath runs her own gardening workshops. Her most important advice is to “feed your soil, not your plants”.

  • Meet Mike, renovating his first home

    Workshop member mikedoeslife is undertaking a room-by-room renovation of a 1960s weatherboard with his wife Friedel. "We've been blessed with the experience of friends that are either (renovation) veterans or (trade) professionals."