If your backgarden outlook is an urban mishmash and you crave nature’s finest, the huge outlet at Mascot offers a fully-fledged garden centre that is a good source of plants, pebbles, mulch and much more. Most big Bunnings outlets are good: just set your taste meter to “high” because the chains cater for everybody. More boutique outlets do the editing for you. Cnr Bourke Road and Gardeners Road, Mascot (9700 8599). Other big Bunnings garden centres are at Bankstown, Penrith north and south and at Crossroads.