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The New Australian Garden is an insider's account of the journey to design, construct and plant 18 landmark gardens that represent a new movement in Australian landscape design – one where the relationship between architecture and garden is paramount.
Landscaper Michael Bates, working alone and in collaboration with some of the greatest design talents in the field, creates spaces that connect indoor to outdoor through masterful use of levels, innovative materials and experimental planting. Traditional lawns are reimagined as contoured sculptural forms, and water and fire pits inject life and energy into open spaces. The resulting gardens are destination spaces, sanctuaries and breathtaking backdrops for everyday life.$59.99
Meet Tyrone T. rex, Stan stegosaurs and the rest of the Dino Diggers – the best builders in Dino Town, who will never let you down!
Today the Dino Diggers are building a car factory, but disaster strikes when Tyrone T. rex hits a water pipe. OH NO! Time for the Dino Diggers to do what they do best! Includes a fantastic free slot-together novelty.
Recommended for ages 3+.$12.99
What does your favourite farmhouse cheese have in common with crusty sourdough bread, a glass of sparkling ginger beer or a bowl of marinated olives? The answer is each is a product of fermentation, a process that harnesses good bacteria in order to preserve ingredients and transform them into uniquely delicious foods with remarkable health benefits.
Thanks to an increasing awareness of the crucial role probiotic-rich foods play in our wellbeing, the ancient art of fermentation is experiencing a renaissance. Add to this the joy, ease and economy of making fermented foods at home, and it's no wonder we are scrunching, pickling and bottling our way to better gut health and a deeper connection with our food.
With this extensive collection, wholefood pioneer Holly Davis shares familiar and lesser-known recipes, as well as the wisdom and experience accumulated over 40 years of teaching fermentation techniques around the world. Her gentle and thorough guidance guarantees you will find a place in your home for one or more ferments that make your heart and stomach sing.$44.99
Beekeeper's Lab is filled with 52 beekeeping and hive-inspired projects to keep you involved with your bees and hive all year long.
Each of the tutorials are brief, accomplishable and rewarding. Try a new technique each week with how-tos and sidebars with tips that are perfect for including the whole family.$29.99$17.99
Make your own beautiful 3D Christmas decorations with this board book of festive press-out ornaments!
Each press-out design is intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to colour in. Featuring 10 unique designs, the press-out pieces can be slotted together to create bright and cheerful hanging ornaments. From beautiful baubles to shimmery snowflakes, these gorgeous festive decorations are perfect to hang on the Christmas tree and add sparkle to any setting.$19.99
Sally Wise shows how many exciting flavours can be coaxed from the depths of your slow cooker! Slow cookers are the perfect cooking method for both the time-poor and families big and small, helping you make delicious, healthy, low-cost meals with minimal effort.
These 100 new recipes from the queen of Australian slow cooking include flavour-packed recipes for soups, mains – beef, lamb, chicken, pork, goat, seafood and vegetarian – and delectable desserts. Many recipes also include optional accompaniments to create while the slow cooker works its magic, so you can either keep a dish simple or style it up.
So let Sally show you how to save time and money with slow cooking – without sacrificing flavour or creativity.$29.99