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January 2021 in Events & Local Area

Summer’s here! School’s out, the days are long and golden, and the weather is warm. And given all the challenges of the year just gone, this Summer seems especially precious. Which is why it’s time to time to find our joy again and celebrate the most Australian of seasons.

But if you find yourself doing the same old stuff, why not make this Summer a little different? Here are some awesome things you should definitely do before Autumn rolls around!

Go for a picnic.

January 2021 in Events & Local Area

With many holidaying at home this Summer, it doesn’t mean the holidays need to be boring, here are some great ideas to get you out and about and safely exploring with the whole family.

Imaginaria at Docklands till 31 Jan

Imaginaria brings you a world of imagination, technology and play, via a fully interactive sound, scents and lights activate as you walk, slide and glide through the dreamlike landscapes.

September 2020 in Events & Local Area

August 2020 in Events & Local Area

3AW’s Mark ‘Scorcher’ Davidson claims that Marnong Estate has put Mickleham on the map, and he’s not wrong!

Located just a 15-minute drive away from Peppercorn Hill, the historic mid-19th century homestead has been restored to its former glory and now houses a heritage resort, restaurant, vineyard and brewery.

We talked to Paul Boyko, Marnong Estate’s Marketing & Sales Manager, to learn a little more about the history of the property, the concept behind the business, and how it’s tackling the challenges of lockdown head on. 

June 2020 in Events & Local Area

A message from the team
at Peppercorn Hill

Making the decision to buy land and build your dream home is an exciting journey but it can also be a daunting process if you’ve never done it before. If you’re wondering when is the best time to buy land, the answer is now.

March 2020 in Events & Local Area

Easter is a wonderful time to relax, refresh and spend extended time with family and friends… and get creative

For those of us who love nothing more than grabbing a glue stick and some shiny paper, or, better still, heating up a vat of melted chocolate and pouring our own eggs, Easter is prime DIY time.

With Google on hand, there are plenty of fabulous (and cheap) ideas. Here are a few of our favourites to get you started. You might even like to invite the kids to get in on the action…

Decorate your own eggs

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

Summer for many means, swimming, bbqs, beach cricket and fun outside. But there are days when going outside isn’t much fun and staying cool inside is the best option.  Here’s our top tips on staying cool and beating the heat.

1. Close your blinds, especially for north and west facing windows.

2. Adjust ceiling fans, make sure your fans are rotating counter clockwise and pushing the air straight down.

3. Close doors that aren’t being used to keep cool air where it’s most needed.

Jan in Events & Local Area

With the warmer months quickly approaching and spring in the air, snakes do become more active.  Anyone who encounters a snake is advised to:

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

As the weather warms up, it’s important that we all prepare our homes for the unfortunate event of a bushfire. Simple things you can do around your home include, tidy up the garden, keep your lawns low, remove any excess rubbish, clear out gutters and have a hose that can reach all around the home. Click here to make sure home is “fire ready”.

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

Whilst the warmer weather is great for being outdoors, our gardens can suffer from the heat.  Here’s our top tips for keeping your garden thriving –

1. Water your gardens early in the morning before the heat of the day kicks in.

2. Fertilizing plants will give them the nutrients they require. 3. Pest control, don’t let those unwanted visitors take control.

3. Mulch is a great way of keeping moisture in the soil.

4. Move potted plants into the shade and

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