Lifestyle

All about embracing that unique Australian lifestyle, discovering new destinations, tastes or the best advice in fitness, productivity and much more.

How To Lead A More Active Lifestyle

Leading an active lifestyle is incredibly important. The benefits of regular exercise are aplenty: it reduces your risk of heart attack, it lowers…

The Outpost, Brisbane’s newest venue

Within the four walls of Brisbane’s new Fortitude Music Hall, lies The Outpost. Brisbane’s newest…

Take off on the Ultimate Surfing Escape at W Bali Seminyak

Take off on the Ultimate Surfing Escape at W Bali

There’s never been a better time to take the time and head to Bali….. with W Bali kicking back the cost of oversized luggage for all surfing guests

Discover your next foodie adventure with Black Ox Dining

Discover your next foodie adventure with Black Ox Dining

Black Ox Dining is an experience like no other, perfect for any foodie, this fun and exciting pop-up dining experience is the talk of the town.

Art in the Air – A Beginner’s Guide to Drone Photography

Photography is one of the most popular hobbies on Earth and, with the seemingly endless…

The Mess Malaise – A Lazy Guide to Keeping Your Apartment Clean

There are a lot of benefits to living in an apartment, such as not having to do your maintenance, lower monthly bills compared to a house,

Travelling With A Chronic Illness – How To Make Things Easier

Living with a chronic illness is something far too many people have to deal with on a day to day basis. Depending on the type and stage of the illness

Buy one get one FREE today at Subway Beach Road

Buy one get one FREE today at Subway Beach Road

Subway Beach Road, Surfers Paradise is today celebrating a fresh new look with a great promotion buy one get one free offer.

10 Weird and Wonderful Beers to find at GABS

The GABS Beer, Cider and Food Festival is working its way back for another huge year and it’s time to get your tastebuds ready for some of the

Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman from Paramount Pictures.

Elton John and Bernie Taupin talk all things Rocketman

Watch Elton John and longtime Lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin talk about seeing Rocketman for the first time at the Cannes world premiere.

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Citadines Connect Sydney a refreshing take on an airport hotel

Citadines Connect Sydney a refreshing take on an airport hotel

Citadines Connect Sydney a chic new business hotel perfect for frequent travellers passing through the iconic gateway city of Australia.

Australia's Most #Lykable Dog has been found

Australia’s Most #Lykable Dog has been found

The official winner of the Australia’s Most #Lykable Dog title was the ever-smiling Sean the Tibby Pug who “lights up the room and brings joy to whoever he is around”

Talking the road to Eurovision with Darude

Talking the road to Eurovision with Darude

We caught up with legendary DJ and producer Darude who’s in Tel Aviv ahead of last night’s semi final performance at Eurovision

George Calombaris just called Perth’s RQCC the Met Gala of Australia.

George Calombaris just called Perth’s RQCC the Met Gala of Australia.

George Calombaris Reportedly referring to Perth’s Royal Queensbury Championship the Met Gala of Australia while in WA filming.

There are heaps of reasons to get in the garden. To start with, gardening is a great form of physical exercise, with all the bending, pulling, digging and carrying. Then there’re the benefits to your mental health and wellbeing, which are all backed by research and evidence. Also, you get to sit back and take in the rewards of all your hard work as you relax in your back or front yard after a long day of working out your green thumb. But what if you’re pressed for time and you want to create an edible green wonderland? Fear not, because there are ways that you can make your garden self-sustaining. Read on to find out more. Irrigation Systems Irrigation has changed the shape and course of humanities’ time on this planet. So the first step in creating a garden that can fend for itself is to invest in some irrigation supplies from SunshowerOnline. An irrigation system linked to a timer will ensure that your garden gets all the water it needs, at the same time every day, to keep it growing and thriving. You’ll need to keep an eye on the weather though — because if your irrigation system waters your garden before a heavy downfall you can run the risk of drowning your plants. So just remember to disable the timer system on days when there is heavy rain forecast. Lay the Foundations Right The foundation of any blooming, booming garden is healthy and rich soil. Now some people are lucky to live in areas where the soil is packed full of nutrients already and most plants just thrive naturally, but others may not be so lucky. If you’re one on the unlucky ones, you’ll need to invest time and energy into your soil. Begin with compost — you can make your own out of your vegetables, fruits, and other food scraps. If you're unsure where to start check out this guide to composting. Once you have some delicious, healthy soil, your garden will be able to take care of itself. What to Plant? You’re spoiled for choice here. There’s a range of edible plants and herbs that can all grow happily in the Australian climate. A surefire winner is tomatoes, which are easy to grow and look after. You can also try your hand at cucumber, chillies, carrots, pumpkins, strawberries, blueberries or even larger citrus trees like limes and lemons. You can also plant vines like kiwi fruit or passionfruit. Keep in mind that some plants grow in different seasons so you’ll need to pick your planting times carefully. Consider garnishing your garden and your plate with some edible herbs — basil, oregano, parsley, thyme and rosemary are all hardy plants that can thrive with very little attention. Keep the Weeds Away While a self-sustaining garden is the goal you’ll have to put in some work here and there, and one thing you can’t avoid is weeding. Weeds take up valuable garden and soil-space that is better utilised by your actual edible plants. Get in the garden every week or two and pull out anything that you didn’t plant yourself or that you don’t want growing in your garden. This leaves all the room for your green babies. A Growing Conclusion The first step to a self-sustaining garden in a decent, timed irrigation system. You’ll want to ensure that you have healthy, rich and nutrient-dense soil as well. You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to what to plant — with a variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs available. Finally, you’ll still need to put in a bit of work to keep the weeds at bay. Happy gardening!

How to Create a Self-Sustaining Edible Garden

There are heaps of reasons to get in the garden. To start with, gardening is a great form of physical exercise, with all the bending, pulling

New Victoria’s Secret Angel Alexina Graham!

Taking 5 with Victoria’s Secret Angel Alexina Graham!

Charismatic and beautiful are two words that are commonly used to describe Alexina Graham. She was born and raised in Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

New Victoria’s Secret Angel Grace Elizabeth!

Hello, Victoria’s Secret Angel Grace Elizabeth!

Grace Elizabeth, declared the modern reincarnation of the original supermodel by Vogue, V Magazine and GQ alike, she’s becoming an icon in her own right

New Victoria’s Secret Angel Barbara Palvin!

Getting to know Victoria’s Secret Angel Barbara Palvin

Barbara Palvin a native of Budapest, Hungary, was discovered at age 12 while running errands with her mother in a nearby village.

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New Victoria’s Secret Angel Barbara Palvin!

Meet the new Victoria’s Secret Angels

Anew group of Angels just received their wings, The newest names joining the list of VS Angels is Barbara Palvin, Grace Elizabeth, Alexina Graham.

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The Hot Cross Bun Ice Cream Sandwich

Easter is right around the corner and Sydney’s Tramsheds are celebrating with some delectable masterpieces fit for the occasion