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Welcome to the new-look Backyard, the magazine for those who don’t just dream of an amazing garden, they want to get out there and make it happen. If the backyard is where you gather with family and friends; if you want to do more in your backyard, be that build a garden bed or lay some paving; and if you want to get your kids involved too, Backyard is what you need.
Backyard covers a wide range of topics for the consumer who is doing a complete makeover. Including but not limited to Planning a Garden, Makeover Ideas, Design Advice, Water Wise Gardening, Outdoor Lighting, Pool Design, Outdoor Furniture, Garden Art, Shade Solutions and Paving Options.
We’ve all heard of the phrase thinking outside the box. Basically, it means novel or creative thinking, to think differently or unconventionally or to look at something from a different perspective. Engaging in this kind of thinking can garner some truly amazing results in almost every avenue of our lives. So why not apply it to your backyard? To kick start Backyard Essentials this issue, we take a look at unique flowers and plants to inspire some creative thinking in the garden. This feature includes information such as where to begin (as often this is the hardest part), how to arrange rare plants and also where to source them.
While planting unique flowers and plants is great in theory, it can pose a challenge. Perhaps you don’t have the right soil or climatic conditions for such plants. So how do you give them what they need to thrive? In This Weekend, you’ll learn about products that will enable you to grow more unusual species that would have otherwise struggled in your garden.
The Makers this edition showcases the entrants, both past and present, of the Cubby House Challenge, including this year’s winners. These amazing cubby houses show some incredible innovative thinking and the designs look like they come straight from the vivid imagination of a child.