Albert Thomas

I live in a house with very little outdoor space, but I still wanted to grow some of my own food, so I started a container garden on my patio a few years ago. The first year was a steep learning curve with a lot of trial and error, but I've learned a lot about growing vegetables in containers and believe it's a valuable skill for everyone to have. I started this blog to share what I've learned and provide tips for making the most of the outdoor space you have. You'll find posts on a range of topics, such as the nutrients required for healthy vegetable plants, how to prepare your soil, companion planting for natural bug control and succession planting to grow more vegetables in the space you have available. I hope you enjoy my blog.

Clever Storage Hacks for Your Home’s Bedroom

22 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Even with a walk-in closet or built-in wardrobe, you may not be taking full advantage of the space in your bedroom when it comes to storage for all your clothes, shoes, and other accessories. Your bedroom may also need to serve double duty if you have a desk in the room for a hobby or for paying bills, so you may need storage for office supplies and similar materials. Note a few clever bedroom storage hacks to ensure you're using every square inch or centimetre of available space for needed storage. Read More …

Interstate Moving: Necessities to Carry With You for the First Night

20 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Having to embark on an interstate move can be quite stressful as it means you will be unfamiliar with your surroundings, and you would need some time to get your footing. Nevertheless, this is not to say that your interstate move has to be a nightmare. The first thing that you need to do is hire professional movers who would be adept at transporting belongings long-distance. Having interstate removalists will give you peace of mind that your items are not at risk of damage. Read More …

A Few Details to Consider When Having Curtains Custom Made for Your Home

18 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Custom curtains can ensure that you have window treatments that coordinate with your home's furnishings and decor, and which fit even the largest or most oddly-shaped window. Having custom curtains made can also mean getting curtains that are durable and that will last for years. Note a few details to consider when having custom curtains made, so you know you get window treatments you love and are happy with them for years to come: Read More …

Simple But Important Tips for Insulating and Shading Your Home

14 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Insulating and shading your home will make the interior more comfortable, while also helping to reduce your energy bills throughout the year. Installing new insulation itself can be the best choice for protecting your home, but it's not your only option for creating that comfortable interior temperature. Note a few simple but important tips for insulating and shading your home so it's cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter and you save as much as possible on your utility bills. Read More …

How to Integrate Feature Walls With Window Treatments

8 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Feature walls can have a dramatic effect on any living quarters. If you have chosen a relatively subtle colour scheme for your lounge or dining room, for instance, then decorating one wall with a much more dramatic pattern or tonal quality will really make the overall d├ęcor stand out. However, some interior designers think that certain walls are unsuited to become feature walls. Usually, this is because they have large windows or sliding patio doors in them. Read More …