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Grow your knowledge at Forest Heart Growing local native plants has never been more important to preserve and grow the biodiversity of our amazing native ecosystems. Forest Heart Native Plant Nursery is not only your one stop shop for finding the best range, quality and value for local native plants and fruit trees, but we also have a great range of books about local flora, fauna and fungi and a host of other educational resources and free quality advice from our knowledgeable staff. Come and see us for plant identification and advice on the best local native plants for your revegetation or garden. 2016 also sees us launching our educational program with a great range of workshops, demonstrations and presentations for your educational delight! Visit www.forestheart.com.au for more info. May 21 – Botanical Drawing with Robyn Graham. May 26 – Create a Garden Paradise with author and garden designer Jenny Allen and local native plant guru Spencer Shaw.

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Supporting local apprentices

By Sonia Clark Beerwah Small Engines has a long tradition of employing local apprentices that goes back as far as when the business started - nearly 40 years ago! Since 1977, numerous local lads have spent time learning the ropes and getting a qualification through the business. Their very first apprentice, Barry, ended up staying with the company for 25 years, and over the years many have stayed on to work with the family run business for a number of years. Even today, people who did their apprenticeship at Beerwah Small Engines many years ago keep coming back to buy parts or service equipment for their own businesses. Currently six working staff members have either completed or are completing their apprenticeship through the business. Their youngest team member Harry; who has been there 12 months, was just 15 when he originally started - while Jarred who is now 21, was 18 when he started. Both young men are working towards achieving their Certificate 111 in Outdoor Power Equipment and the entire apprenticeship takes four years. “It’s lovely having local boys from local families working with us. They are all like family to us, and are great workers who also have lots of fun. It’s great that we can support local employment,” said Donna from Beerwah Small Engines. Working full time, apprentices learn about all aspects of small outdoor equipment such as brush cutters, blowers and chainsaws as well as gaining in-depth understanding of domestic push mowers and ride on mowers. Under supervision they also learn about the business, customer service, computer and mechanical skills throughout their training period and attend sessions at TAFE throughout the year. Harry, Jarred, Alan, Shaun, Alex and Jonathan have all completed or are completing their apprenticeship at Beerwah Small Engines.

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What’s on for gardeners in May • Forest Heart Native Plant Nursery – April 30 and May 28, 8.00am – 1.00pm. Wild Food Saturday – come and try a range of bushfood delights. 20 Coral Street, Maleny, 5435 2193. • Elimbah-Caboolture Herb Club – May 6, 10.00am meeting at the Caboolture PCYC in Toovey Road, Caboolture. Learn all about the world of herbs. Call Ruth on 5496 7649 to find out more. • Native Plants Sunshine Coast – May 8,a special Mother’s Day treat, travelling to Traveston to visit NativesRUs nursery where we will be given a morning tea, a talk and tour of the nursery, plus a chance to buy plants at a very good price. Car-pooling will be organised, so if you wish to attend please contact npscevents@gmail.com or 5494 9187. • Hibiscus Society, Sunshine Coast Branch – May 8, 10.00am morning tea followed by a meeting and bloom competition at 10.30am at the Woombye School of Arts Hall, Woombye. For more information call Audrey on 5476 2771 or Ted on 0407 440 999. • Glasshouse Country Orchid Society – May 15, the Heitman’s home in Caloundra. 1.00pm for Interested Grower Group meeting on pollination and deflasking, followed by general meeting at 2.00pm. For further information please call Jan on 5404 2301. • Peachester Garden Club – May 19, 9.30am at Vicki Blake’s garden. Learn about local plants and gardening from local people. Visitors always welcome. Bring a chair and mug. For more details on the address, please call Trish on 5496 9169. • Faunawatch – May 11, 8.00am at Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawha. Walk, survey wildlife, and learn about Faunawatch. Phone 0422 429 594 for details on how to get involved in Faunawatch. • Gympie Garden Expo – April 30 and May 1, 8.00am - 4.00pm. Gympie Showgrounds, $5.00 entry, kids free. Brimming with ideas and educational advice for the home gardener. See www.gympiegardenexpo.com.au/ for details. www.gcnews.com.au


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Turf now available at Savage Landscape Supplies

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If you are heading out into the garden this weekend and you are not sure where to start, then pick up the phone and give Savage Landscape Supplies a call. A trusted, local businessman with over 30 years experience in the industry, owner Glenn Savage and his team of knowledgeable and friendly staff have seen a lot of changes and trends over time. As a result, there is a fair chance Savage Landscape Supplies have got what you need for your next landscaping project. Whether you are starting from scratch or looking to reinvigorate your garden, their range of landscaping supplies, including decorative gravels, mulches, soil and now turf, is sure to help inspire your creativity. The decision to now offer pre-ordered turf for both domestic and commercial use has been due to ongoing customer feedback and demand. Now you have the choice of turf to suit all conditions and sun/shade outlooks you need. The team are well equipped to provide expert advice, and with so much industry experience and knowledge between them, you can count on them to help guide you through the maze of options available to make over a tired garden or to create a backyard masterpiece. And when it comes to getting your load home, he’s got that covered too, with a free courtesy trailer, as well as a delivery service right across the region. “It’s been a great experience, to watch the growth of this area over the years and see the business grow, and most importantly, be able to provide a quality, reliable landscaping service to locals,” Glenn said. Savage Landscape Supplies is conveniently open from 7.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday, and from 7.30am - 1.00pm Saturday at 20 Tytherleigh Avenue, Landsborough or give the team a call on 5494 1153.

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Autumn means fine warm days – just great for getting the kids outside and active in the backyard. To encourage your children to spend more time outside, you need to make sure your backyard landscape is kid-friendly. A lush green lawn is an inviting space. With the weather cooling down, it can be difficult to keep an average lawn looking green. There are some terrific new lawn varieties which don’t need a lot of water and can easily handle wear and tear. Backyard play areas need to be safe and secure. Screening with fences as well as plants and trees will enclose a garden and keep kids in. But remember to allow for gates that are lockable or have latches above the reach height of young children. If you have a pool, make sure the pool fence meets the standards and, if you have a water feature, be wary that children can drown in even the shallowest amount of water. Try to avoid any major changes in levels that require more than two steps. Kids easily fall down steps. Make them short in height and long in tread so children can manage them easily. Shade is important for children and good shade trees are a great asset in any garden. Large trees need a regular health check to make sure that they are safe to climb and that their branches are sound. Speak to a tree specialist about the safety of your backyard trees. A shade sail is a good alternative. In high-use play areas – like a play gym – a soft-fall zone made from 15mm pine bark mulch is a great idea. It is clean, soft and is easily topped up every now and again. Sandpits are popular with kids and easy to install. Make sure you use washed sand, which will not stain clothes. Cover the sandpit, just so that pet cats don’t leave any nasty surprises. Another important safety factor is to have good visibility from the house to the main play areas, so that adults can keep a watchful eye on the children. If you create a separate area for children, place a garden seat nearby so an adult can sit, watch and relax. Creating a raised garden bed with fresh edible plants is a great way to keep the kids outside and out of the fridge. Growing things like celery, parsley, carrots, beans and cherry tomatoes will not only keep them happy, but teach them good eating habits as well. One thing to remember when designing a kid-friendly backyard is scale. Everything in the adult world is too big and daunting for children, so think about reducing size for a child's play area. Stepping stones should be smaller with less distance for each step; paths should be narrow; and dwarf plants can be used to create a ‘land of the giants’ look. Using strange garden ornaments, like dinosaurs, fairies and zoo animals creates colour and excitement, stimulating the imagination and encouraging creative play. By creating a safe, but interesting, area for your children to play in, you can pass traditional Australian backyard experiences and memories onto them.

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iLandscape Sunshine Coast iLandscape Sunshine Coast is located at 200 Nicklin Way, Warana and is the perfect place to commence your landscaping journey. If you want to know more about where to start or who to talk with to achieve the Landscaping results you want – then come on in and talk with us. Our qualified and licensed landscaping staff with over 25 years experience are always here to assist with any DIY projects from the initial design through to ‘how to install’ the product correctly. From masonry pavers to natural stone, and clay

pavers alongside masonry bricks, to one of the largest ranges of retaining wall solutions – we have you covered. With the biggest range of landscaping products in the one location displayed on the Sunshine Coast, and backed by the expertise of highly qualified landscaping professionals; let iLandscape Sunshine Coast assist you with everything you need to get the job done right. “We currently have new displays of wall cladding being constructed which will ultimately display over 60 kinds of different cladding solutions. "Topped with laser-cut screens and living walls – what we can offer is very exciting for our clients,” said Jason Kay from iLandscape.com.au Located in one easy to access location, iLandscape Sunshine Coast offers a massive range of quality landscaping products with over 5,000 product lines available. The friendly staff, Jason, Max and Lisa, along with Dale, are here to help with anything to do with landscaping and can provide recommendations for local licensed and qualified contractors to get the work professionally done. iLandscape Sunshine Coast offers a full range of masonry sealers for protecting your pavers and blocks, and with the correct cleaners and

preparation and the right advice, can make your pavers maintain their new fresh look for longer. We also specialise in turf and garden care products and have the knowledge and products to assist in maintaining your own landscape paradise. iLandscape Sunshine Coast has a price match guarantee in place on all our products which enables us to provide the best price possible. This assists us to support local businesses and manufacturers as well as offering our clients the best possible price on completing your landscaping project. Pop into iLandscape Sunshine Coast at 200 Nicklin Way, Warana or contact our local licensed and qualified landscaping staff on 5493 5975 for all your landscaping requirements.

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iLandscape Sunshine Coast can assist you with everything you need to get the job done right. From Quality Landscaping Products to choosing the correct contractor, we are here to assist your every landscaping requirement. Our staff are Fully Licensed & Qualified in Structural Landscaping and can assist you with starting your own DIY Project. Get the right advice the first time from the friendly team at iLandscape Sunshine Coast.

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