What are Green Walls? and Why are they so Spectacular?

Green Wall-Terrascreen

Guest post by Hubert Dwight

Green walls, known by a variety of names, including living walls, eco walls, vertical gardens or bio walls, are one of the biggest design trends of our era.

Originally developed in 1938, green walls were then known as “vegetative bearing architectonic structure and systems”. . . . A [read more…]

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What Are You Going To Do With Your Backyard?


Guest post by Hubert Dwight

The humble Aussie backyard can be home to so many different recreational activities for the family.

It is the hub for barbecues, parties, social events, birth days, and gatherings of neighbours.

When you think about it, so much can go on in the backyard that it make sense [read more…]

Effective Ways of Relaxing On The Patio

patio heater

Guest post by Hubert Dwight

If you often spend sleepless nights rehashing the events of the day or worrying about your future, relaxation techniques could assist you get the sleep you require.

Learning to shut the mind to all of the day’s stresses can allow both your mind as well as your body [read more…]

Outdoor Heating- What Are The Best And Most Cost-Effective Options?

heat strip

Guest post by Hubert Dwight

An outdoor space is the best place to relax and to spend quality time with your family and friends, however this pleasure is usually limited to some extent during colder seasons and some cooler summer evenings.

To enjoy your patio at any time whether it is day or [read more…]

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Vertical Garden – Fail

Vertical garden fail 2

I was walking along a Melbourne street the other day and saw this sad ‘Green Wall’ on the front of a building.

Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to set up this vertical garden. . . . . . its a pity they didn’t do a proper job and install a watering [read more…]

6 Reasons To Have A Pool

swimming pool

I recently posted on 6 Reasons Why I Won’t Have a Pool and got some comments back. . . . . . so here are some Alternative Views.

Heat Relief – Dive in to cool off on a sweltering day. One suggestion I received was have a TV installed so you can [read more…]

6 Reasons For Not Having A Pool


With the first month of summer some people are thinking about swimming pools . . . . . Not Me! and here’s why:

Safety – Last year 43 Australians drowned in swimming pools (RLS Drowning Report) including 18 children under 5. For every death there is at least one more child left with [read more…]

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Is Grey Water Re-Use Worthwhile?


What is Grey Water?

Grey Water includes all the waste water from the house with the exception of toilet waste. (Black Water)

It can includes water from; Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Sink, Wash Basin, and Shower.

A basic grey water reuse scheme sending washing machine water using a two way diverter valve to a perforated [read more…]