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Read­ers’ let­ters.

I have loved read­ing H&G for more years than I care to ad­mit and am still thrilled when it ar­rives in my mail­box each month. That Hol­i­day Feel­ing (July) was par­tic­u­larly in­spi­ra­tional. As I write, I am sur­rounded by burnt trees and empty blocks – where much-loved houses once stood – af­ter our vil­lage was dev­as­tated by bush­fire. It was won­der­ful to see Bon­nie and Nathan’s house was built from BAL40-rated ma­te­ri­als and still looks so stylish.

Joye Graves, Tathra, NSW

Seeds of in­spi­ra­tion

I’ve been hap­pily pe­rus­ing past is­sues of H&G in my lo­cal li­brary since be­gin­ning the build of our new fam­ily home. When we moved in at the be­gin­ning of the year, I sub­scribed to your mag­a­zine and look for­ward to ev­ery is­sue. With so much still to do, I’m find­ing lots of in­spi­ra­tion and dec­o­rat­ing ideas. But for me, the July is­sue was the best of all (so far) this year. While we have plans for a wa­ter­wise gar­den, a trop­i­cal-oa­sis pool and vegie patch, a large sand pit cur­rently sur­rounds our house. Thanks to the timely fea­ture How To Cre­ate A Happy Mix, I’m not feel­ing so daunted. Nola D’Souza, Ross­moyne, WA

All in the de­tails

We’re fi­nally plan­ning our reno and I’m be­gin­ning the chal­leng­ing but won­der­ful task of dis­till­ing the ideas I’ve gath­ered from my beloved dec­o­ra­tor mag­a­zines over the years.

As I flick through old is­sues, H&G stands out, uniquely of­fer­ing the per­fect mix of in­spi­ra­tion and prac­ti­cal ad­vice – not only in the beau­ti­ful and var­ied Aus­tralian homes you present, but no­tably in the ed­i­to­rial de­tails you pro­vide that most don’t.

Where else would you find the ex­act pric­ing, ma­te­ri­als, di­men­sions of the most stun­ning projects from Aus­tralia’s lead­ing de­sign­ers? I’m try­ing to wrap my head around what size is­land bench will be best and, sure enough, your team has spec­i­fied di­men­sions, ma­te­ri­als and more, which gives me con­fi­dence in my de­ci­sion mak­ing.

I also love that you cover gar­dens prop­erly, not­ing the spe­cific plant va­ri­eties as well as of­fer­ing prac­ti­cal ad­vice. We’ve al­ready planted a tex­tu­ral bed of Raphi­olepis ‘Ori­en­tal Pearl’, Mex­i­can lily, Cras­sula ‘Blue Bird’ and Ja­panese box, a sweet vibur­num hedge for pri­vacy, and are plan­ning a row of pleached snow pears un­der­planted with star jas­mine – all of which I now re­alise have been in­formed by gar­dens fea­tured in H&G.

I think H&G should be eval­u­ated on a cost-per-read ba­sis, which means my col­lec­tion is pay­ing for it­self over and over! Sarah Mor­gan, Reser­voir, Vic­to­ria

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