I review these products during tasks I personally carry out within my garden on a regular basis. Using the right product or tool for the job makes the difference of doing it the easy way or the hard way, so I really value a product which can make my life easier.

I am hoping that garden related companies will send me ‘products’ to test and evaluate. However I must stress that I will not be anything but fair and make no promises to these companies other than to tell the truth. Many of the products here are what I have already purchased for my own gardening use and are happy with.

You may ask, what are your qualifications? Well Judy and I opened our garden through the ‘Australia's Open Gardens’ for
10 years. We now open to support a specific charity. We won Gardening Australia’s 2009 ‘Golden Trowel’, have appeared on the ‘Garden Guru’s and ‘Gardening Australia’ twice and on various other television shows. We give presentations to garden clubs on Sub tropical gardening and open our garden for bus tours. What is more important is that we have learnt from our gardening mistakes.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Kwick Bandit Tie

I have been sent a selection of these ties to trial.
It is an interesting concept and I believe very popular in the grape and fruit industry.
The ties are made in Canada out of high strength rubber and basically all you have to do is wrap it around the stem of the tree and lock one end to the other as pictured.
It can be adjusted to suit the tree then as the tree grows the tie can be loosened.
I can see many uses for this tie in my shed and in the house.
This is their website http://www.kwikbandit.com/bandit.html

 In the lock position.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Shadecloth

http://theshadecentre.com.au/
 

I feel like giving this business a plug.
We have been buying our shade cloth from this firm for a number of years, it's cheaper than Bunnings and they have a greater range.
For example you cannot buy 50% shade cloth at the big stores.
I ordered x metres yesterday and it arrived today and the postage was only $12.50.
They are situated at Brendale, just north of Brisbane.
Highly recommended.