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BOOTS OFF MONDAY! – Something New

G’day everyone,

Lately I have been learning the craft of blacksmithing. I been wanting to try something new that was more ‘hands on’ and didn’t require any form of electrical device.

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It has been amazing so far! I have managed to make a wall bracket for my hanging baskets. (Once I install it I will post a photo to show you all). The classes run for 3 hours every Saturday for four weeks. If you have been thinking about doing a blacksmithing class or course I highly recommend it! Just make sure you are prepared for a good arm workout.
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After my class I took the opportunity to visit a garden center that I have been wanting to see for a long time. Kuranga Native Nursery is located at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges and is by far one of the best Australian Native nurseries I have ever come across.
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Kuranga Native Nursery is home to Australia’s largest range of Australian native plants. If you are wanting to create a native garden this is the place you need to go to. There are hundreds of different varieties of Eucalyptus trees to ground covers and many more to choose from.
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Paperbark Cafe over looks the nursery and is surrounded by the natural bushland. As you sit down, relax and enjoy a great meal you can be tempted by all the plants that are displayed in front of you, awaiting for you to discover them.
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The food is a combination of casual dining and comfort food at its best. Their seasonal menu is made from all local ingredients with a fun native bushfood twist.
If you find yourself travelling around this area of the woods, I would highly recommend checking out this nursery and make sure to sit down for a good meal.

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By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs
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