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ABC Constructions offers a powerful computer based
design system (CAD), just a few clicks of the mouse and
you will be looking at your extension from across the street
and even from the Nosey arkers house at number
ABC Constructions offers a very specialised service, we not only
offer architectural design, we are also experienced builders
his unique combination ensures a realistic costing of your
proposed renovation or extension t will also eliminate a lot of
heartache from unrealistic expectations he typical comment we
receive from people who have engaged a designer prior to
meeting with a builder is, But the architect/draftsperson said it
would only cost 30K and your price is 50K --- why? he answer
is easy! Designers are rarely involved in costing or building
ABC Constructions offers not only exceptional visualisation
of your proposed extension, you will also receive
• An appraisal of your existing home and possible siting
of your new extension (ground level or second storey)
• Fully itemised pricing
• Fixed price contract and specifications
• Comprehensive wor schedule, showing you when
nd what is happening wee by wee
$500 per wee penalty for each wee we over-run the
completion date (we are not aware of any other builder
with a similar guarantee)
• QUAL Y is our first priority, we have a team of highly
s illed and motivated tradespeople
• YOU FOR D throughout the entire
process, not usual practice within the building
industry is the standard comment from our clients
• UARA D R SUL S, ust as our clients
f you are considering an extension or renovation (of any si e)
call Richard or Anthony Corver on 6281 4136 or visit us at
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AZALEAS AND RHODODENDRONS
Exotic blooms for the cooler climate
Azaleas offer a variety of colours and even fragrance.
In the garden
The largest commonly grown group of
woodland or acid-soil loving plants
that do so well in semi-shaded
situations -- azaleas and
rhododendrons -- offer the cool climate
gardener a variety of exotic blooms.
Happily several species of a
conglomerate of rhododendrons/
azaleas from the family Ericaceae
fulfil several roles in the landscape.
Some of them will happily flower in
full sun provided that their oft,
somewhat shallow root zone, can be
kept cool with a mulch.
One of the most popular is Kurume
azaleas whose small flowers invariably
cover the tiny evergreen foliage in
profusion. From a range of white, pink
and red, kirin is an early flowerer with
bright silvery rose blooms that will
cover a 60-centimetre bush with an
Indica azaleas offer taller growing
shrubs with a wider range and
combination of colour.
Although numerous cultivars have
been listed over the years, many early
Alphonse Anderson, a bush of
vigorous growth to two metres, has
slightly fragrant flowers of a lavender
pink with white margins and rosy
blotch. The reasonably sun tolerant
Alba magna also has fragrance in pure
white, green-throated blooms.
Neither Kurume nor Indica azaleas
require much in the way of pruning.
Stems that may be growing too leggy
can be tipped back to encourage lateral
shoots. Lower branches that touch the
ground will form roots after slitting the
stems and pegging them into position
and covering with composty soil.
Though layering is a simple
procedure it will be about 12 months
before the new plant can be lifted and
In the vegetable plot sow
seeds of beetroot, coriander,
English spinach, Mesclun-salad
mix, peas, radish and rocket.
Plant potatoes and set out
seedlings of Chinese greens,
leeks, cos lettuce, silverbeet
and spring onions.
Be sure to make the best
use of available space in small
plots. Radishes will grow and
crop, interspersed between
summer cabbages or
silverbeet, long before the
others are ready. Grow parsley
as an edging to ornamentals -
strawberries and cherry
tomatoes in hanging baskets.
Plan to avoid increased
water bills by incorporating as
much moisture retaining
compost and organic matter
that you can into new planting
sites for the majority of exotic
or introduced -- as opposed to
indigenous, plants. Check
plant labels for watering
Make sure that you provide
new plantings with the
optimum growing conditions.
Known shade lovers will not
do well in full sun, nor those
that require sun thrive in
shady conditions. Check the
pH of the soil before planting
acid loving plants into what
might be alkaline ground and
IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Contemporary life in Iran will be
under the spotlight as the fourth
Iranian Film Festival launches in
Canberra on Friday.
Nine acclaimed feature films and
five short films will screen at Capitol
Cinemas in Manuka.
Festival organisers said this year s
program emphasised young cinema
and included several films from first
and second-time directors.
"We are proud to open with I'm
Not Angry, the sensational second
feature of Reza Dormishian, whose
first feature, Hatred, we screened in
2012," festival co-director Armin
The film premiered at the 2014
Berlinale and is a tragic love story set
against the political and social
constraints of the Green Movement.
Head to www.iffa.net.au for
session times and further details.
CORBELL MAKES ELITE
FORUM'S GUEST LIST
ACT Environment Minister Simon
Corbell is one of just four Australians
invited to the Global Green Growth
Forum in Copenhagen, October
The invitation recognises the ACT
government s environmental policies
and carbon reduction targets.
The ACT government has also
been invited to global sustainability
talks in Hong Kong. The ACT has
targetted a 90 per cent renewable
energy and a 40 per cent greenhouse
gas cut by 2020.
DAY OF MUSIC AND ACTIVITIES
Family-oriented Gundaroo Music Festival raises money for motor neurone disease
After a successful first year, the
Gundaroo Music Festival is back --
tempting people across the capital
region to enjoy a great day of music
and raise money for research into
motor neurone disease.
Australian music legend Daryl
Braithwaite will headline this year s
show on Saturday, October 11.
Organiser Scott Harding said the
festival was the vision of Gundaroo
resident and musician Scott Windsor
who was diagnosed with MND in
Mr Harding said he hoped the
festival would continue to grow and
generate more money for the
"The festival was a very successful
event with some 2000 visitors raising
more than $40,000 towards MND
research -- and we hope to do even
better this year," he said.
The day runs from 10am to 10pm,
events include motor vehicle displays,
a mechanical bull, food stalls, crafts
and jumping castles.
Apart from Braithwaite, there are a
number of well-known artists,
including Dan Usher, the Corbys,
Marji Curran, Novia Scotia and Blue
Zoo Groove, in attendance.
Tickets cost $25 an adult and
$50 for a family of five from
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