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      A Wonderful Shade - A                                                                                                                              the May-July period Odourless onions in
                                                                                                                                                         April/July and White Spanish between May
                                                                                                                                                         and July.

       Wonderful Concept!                                                                                                 Fertile Times
                                                                                                                                                          Plant William Massey peas between May
                                                                                                                                                         and August and Greenfeast and Tel-
                                                                                                                                                         ephone peas between July and Decem-
 Go back in your mind many years, to a time                                                                                                              ber.
when you purchased something and you                                                                                         1st Quarter
                                                                                                                                                          Ask at your local nursery or seed sup-
actually got what you paid for, and it                                                              April 10th 1:50 am – April 12th 8:55am               plier for other varieties that will provide
worked! And you were treated well, like a                                                           April 14th7:05 pm – April16th noon                   home grown tucker during the colder
person, respected and listened to.                                                                                                                       months.
                                                                                                                            2nd Quarter
  Some like to refer to this as the ‘old school
                                                                                                    April 22nd 5:27 am – April 24th 7:25 am                                  Snails
way’; when people cared. Andrew Sullivan,
through his business ‘A Wonderful Shade’,                                                                                    3rd Quarter                   Pesky little blighters can be sorted out
is recreates this concept by offering a large                                                       April 25th 6am –April 26th 4:48 pm                   in a number of ways. They do not like to
range of outdoor shades as well as a per-                                                                                                                cross over irritating substances like finely
                                                                                                    April 28th 7:34pm – April 30th 9:55 pm               chopped human hair like one finds in an
sonal and approachable service and com-
plete after care for all products.                                                                                           4th Quarter                 electric razor, crushed eggshells slaked lime,
                                                                                                    May 1st – May 8th                                    dry wood ash or sharp shell grit.
              Handy Andy!                         there for anything they need”, Andy said
                                                                                                                            The Doctor                    Wormwood spray also works, as a de-
  For many years Andrew Sullivan did home         with enthusiasm. “After sale service, reliabil-                                                        terrent as does salt, but be careful you
improvements and building work for a liv-         ity and efficiency are as important to me as       Garlic is one of my favourite herbs. Other          don’t use too much.
ing, for himself and for his mates.               quality”.                                         than its medicinal magic, wonderful flavours
                                                                                                    and attendant garlic breath it is also                Snails will not cross a copper barrier so
  Andrew is a fully qualified builder and when           What and how much?                                                                              you could surround your garden with cop-
he decided to open A Wonderful Shade                                                                effective protecting many species of tree
                                                   Andrew and his small, friendly team can          and vegetable.                                       per wire or you could put copper bands
three years ago he dedicated himself to up-                                                                                                              around the lower stems of susceptible
                                                  offer many types of retractable and non-
hold the quality and high standard of work-                                                          Aphids dislike garlic and it is a good              plants.
                                                  retractable outdoor shades are available.
manship that he used in the building trade.                                                         perimeter for your veggie patch, even to
                                                    Very popular are the Sail Shades available      sectionalise your different zones in the              Snails can also be used as a calcium, phos-
                                                  in many different styles and colours and not      garden. Cut the tops off your garlic                 phorous and nitrogen rich liquid fertilizer.
                                                  only look trendy but are extremely func-          regularly to allow it to exude its oils.             Just crush them and throw them in a con-
                                                  tional, 90% UV protection, privacy screen-                                                             tainer full of water for a couple of weeks.
                                                                                                     Another good place to plant garlic is               Good plant tucker.
                                                  ing and wind protection.
                                                                                                    around the drip zones of your fruit trees
                                                   Andrew can tailor an original concept to         – great for leaf curl problems and totally                   2006 Astrological
                                                  suit your budget and outdoor requirements,        effective!
                                                  and invites you to phone him, or check out                                                                     Calendar & Moon
                                                  his website.                                        Autumn and Winter Plantings
                                                                                                      Here are a few ideas for food plants you
                                                                                                                                                                  Planting Guide
                                                                                                    can grow during the cooler months.                       MAIL ORDER PRICES:
                                                                                                    Broadbeans of the Aquadulce and early
                                                                                                    long Pod varieties are right to plant dur-
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                                                                                                    ing May to July and Sugarloaf cabbage can                   Purchase $4 Each*
  Local to Malvern, Andy can work anywhere                                                          be planted in April through till June.
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                                                                                                    grow during the period March to June,
 “I like doing work that is local to my area        www.awonderfulshade.com.au                                                                            Contact: Thomas Zimmer, Mt Cougal Rd,
                                                                                                    whilst a variety of onions can be planted.
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The toilets blocked again! Hubby For Hire That
                           Does Everything
  WHY DOES the toilet or sink
get blocked at the worst pos-
sible time?
 Like the start of a holiday                                                                         NOW PLENTY of people say they will do
weekend or just before the                                                                          everything, but in the case of Tony, owner
kid’s Saturday night sleep                                                                          of Hubbies R Us, it is more than true.
                                                                                                      Anything from carpentry, bricklaying, land-
  Murphy’s law, ‘What can go                                                                        scaping, pergola’s, paving, fencing, tree
wrong, will’, certainly applies                                                                     pruning, plaster work, watering systems, in-
                                                                                                                                                              Free quotes on site
to the world of home main-                                                                          sulation, concreting right through to clean-       Tony is passionate about the customer
tenance and raising a family.                                                                       ing the oven and other domestic duties, or       service that he provides. This has lead to
 Simply call Tim of Berntsen                                                                        anything else you can think of can be found      him establishing a large number of regular
Plumbing Pty Ltd anytime!                                                                           in Tony’s job description.                       customers, whom he enjoys a very happy
Berntsen Plumbing Pty Ltd of-                                                                        The huge scope of work covered by Tony          friendship with.
fers 24 hour emergency                                                                              means that he can handle anything at all           In fact some of his customers have been
plumbing service 7 days a                                                                           around your house. With over 19 years of         so happy with the work he has done on
week, 365 days a year!                                                                              experience as a carpenter, and 15 years of       their home; they have also engaged Tony
 The Trust Factor …                                                                                 experience as a registered builder you can       to work on their holiday home.
                                                                                                    relax in the knowledge that he knows his           Tony always gives a fixed price quote be-
  Ok, so you need a plumber
                                                                                                    stuff.                                           fore commencing any work. He does the
in the middle of the night. You                     “Tim is a fantastic and very reliable trades-
require a trustworthy and reliable person.                                                            In fact his previous experience in work-       quote on site free of charge, and provides
                                                   man; a really good bloke who actually comes
Who can you trust?                                                                                  ing as a building inspector means he has         a full list of costs with no hidden extras.
                                                   on time, cleans up and whose rates are
                                                                                                    knowledge of building laws and regula-             Part of his commitment to customer serv-
 With Tim Berntsen you know you can.               totally reasonable,” Steve says.
                                                                                                    tions that comes in more than handy for          ice, includes being a stickler for reliability.
He has been servicing the plumbing needs
                                                         All Plumbing Services                      his customers.
of Melbourne for over 16 years.                                                                                                                       Tony will always give a specific time that
                                                               offered …                                     Huge area covered                       he will be there for a job, and makes sure
 Tim understands “relationships are built
over time with reliable service, coupled with        Berntsen Plumbing Pty Ltd offers all             Tony currently has clients from Port Mel-      he is there.
customer satisfaction”.                            plumbing services such as spouting and           bourne to Portsea. You now only need to           So whether you want a new pergola or a
                                                   down pipes, gas fitting lines, blocked toi-      keep one phone number on your fridge. For        drain cleaned, Tony is the man you should
 So with a strong client base due to reli-
                                                   lets, sewerage pipes and drains, burst pipes,    items that require a qualified tradesman,        be calling.
ability, trust and affordability, Tim of
                                                   roof leaks and replacing hot or cold water       such as plumbing and electrical work Tony
Berntsen Plumbing invites you to try his                                                                                                               He can take all the jobs that have been
                                                   systems.                                         has a number of regular contractors that
service as you will be pleasantly surprised                                                                                                          sitting around your house waiting for you
at his prices.                                      Phone Tim Berntsen for traditional cus-         he uses. However the majority of the work        to get time to do them, or he can do more
                                                   tomer service, very reasonable rates and         is done by Tony himself.                         significant renovations that you require.
  Tim does not charge a call out or service
                                                   speedy, clean plumbing.                            This is hardly surprising when you consider
fee on Monday to Friday from 7.30am to                                                                                                                 The only thing you will have to worry about
                                                                                                    that his motivation for starting the business
4.30pm. In this time a low hourly rate is                      Tim Berntsen                                                                          is how to enjoy the extra spare time.
charged only.                                                                                       was that he wanted the challenge of con-
  Berntsen Plumbing have a reasonable and           Berntsen Plumbing                               fronting different jobs. In short he wanted
                                                                                                    variety, and he certainly has it. Starting ten
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rector of Arnold Webbing has been using
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                             Warning! No Will
                            There’s No Way . . .
                      By Dr Graeme Smith, Managing Director of The Lost Dogs Home                     Professional Shower
 The Sad Story of the Cat Lady                     structions to her solicitors, to tide matters
                                                   over until the fully typed Will was ready.            319 Warrigal Road, Burwood
  It’s not uncommon to put off making a
                                                   Unfortunately her health deteriorated later
will. Most people associate them with death
                                                   that same day or the next and she never
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and dying. Even quite elderly people often                                                                  1300 766 655
feel like putting if off “until a more appropri-
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                                                   derstand what she was doing. It was said           Email: info@leakingshowers.com.au
  A widowed elderly lady, known affection-
                                                   that the deterioration had already begun
ately as “the cat lady”, who had devoted
                                                   by the time she saw the solicitors.
her life to looking after animals, never found                                                                CLEANING SERVICES
the time or inclination to make a Will. She          It was said that it didn’t matter that the
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  As her physical condition deteriorated fur-      will. That is that they should be sure to do
ther she realised that she might die in the        so at a time when no-one in the future can
Nursing Home. So at that late stage she            possibly dispute their capacity to have done
asked the solicitors that had handled her          so. And of course the only time that any-
affairs years earlier to draw up a will.           one can do that is right away – for who
                                                   knows what even the immediate future will
  The cat lady had no children or depend-
ants. Her nearest next of kin were neph-
ews who would take her estate if she didn’t         Her sad experience is a legacy the cat lady
have a Will. She instructed her solicitors that    bequeathed to such people. They would do
those relatives were not to inherit and that       well to heed it. Because where there’s no
she wanted her estate to benefit the Lost          will there’s no way. And there never is a
Dog’s Home and another animal organisa-            better time to make one than the present.
tion.                                                Anyone who wishes to discuss this impor-
  A partly handwritten Will was signed at          tant issue may do so by phoning me on my
the Nursing Home on the day she gave in-           direct line on (03) 9321 8788.
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  and Creating Atmosphere Too!                                                                                                                     R.M.I.T. Degree in Construction Management
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areas with any number of different lighting
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