Subject: Diacks Weekly Newsletter
From: "Diacks Nurseries Ltd"
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 15:35:22 +1300
 

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
This is our weekly newsletter. If you do not wish to be on the mailing list, please contact us and let us know, if we do not hear from you we will continue to forward you interesting gardening information, chances to win exciting prizes, great gardening offers and much much more.

 

 

 

CONTACT US

 

 628 Tweed Street
849 North Road
PO Box 181
Invercargill
 
Ph: (03) 2168265
Fax: (03) 2168089
 
 
 

 When
 
 
For the week of: Wednesday 4th February 2009
 
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING?:
Another weekend ahead, our wholesale sale finishing on monday the 8th. Good quality local grown plants at wholesale prices you can't miss out. We have a good range of hebes, hedges and perennials, even shelter type plants such as leylandis. Some in 1 litre pots at $3.49 and some at $6.99 in 2 litre pots. We're getting some good day time temperatures, enough to ripen the tomatoes at last. Cooler mornings now though that remind us that autumn isn't far away. Vege gardens need to be replanted this month to ensure maturity before winter. There's still a few carrots being sown, some in to the tunnelhouse now to help extend the season. Flower gardens are changing the marigolds and petunias are nearly finished, next will be stock, polyanthus and wallflower that grow through winter. Spring bulbs are coming in now, time to plant daffodils for spring already. Best flowering at the moment are the agapanthus. Small plants at $3.50, large clumps $14.99. We have good prices on our rhodos, roses and camellias, all $10 off, which is about 30% off. Some gardens are drying out, time to dig in some compost or cover with peastraw to help retain the moisture. Sprinklers and irrigation systems are in use, good idea to invest in a timer. There's a good timer that turns off itself, good for those gardeners that forget they've put the hose on.
 
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Get down to our wholesale sale, and get yourself a bargain.
 
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Diacks once a year wholesale sale.
At both Diacks, ends monday 8th
 
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
No Insects carbaryl 80.
Controls inseats on fruit trees, veges and ornamentals.
Also controls wasps.
Only $22.99, makes 66 litres.
 
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
We are in the process of seting up new fish tanks as we are getting tropical fish in.
Should be arriving next week.
Tweed st Diacks only.
 
PLANT OF THE WEEK COMPETITION:
Take a look at the plant attached below and if you recognise it e-mail us with your answer. If you are the first to guess correctly you will win!
Last weeks answer: Agapanthus Peter Pan
Last weeks winner:   Aleeya Brass
 
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:

ARTICHOKE BENEDICT

4    medium California
      artichokes
4    slices (1/4-inch thick)       
      Canadian bacon
4    eggs
      Hollandaise Sauce (recipe follows)
 

Prepare and cook artichokes as directed for Whole Artichokes (see Basic Preparation). Brown Canadian bacon slices in skillet. Poach eggs in boiling, salted water. Spread leaves of artichoke open like flower petals. Remove center petals and fuzzy centers from artichokes and discard. Place bacon slices into artichoke centers, covering bottom, and top with poached eggs. Spoon on Hollandaise Sauce and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

HOLLANDAISE SAUCE

3   egg yolks
¼ cup water
2   tablespoons lemon juice
½   cup firm cold butter, cut into eighths
1/ 8    teaspoon paprika
   dash ground red pepper

  In small saucepan, heat together egg yolks, water and lemon juice. Cook over very low heat, stirring constantly, until yolk mixture bubbles at edges. Stir in butter, 1 piece at a time, until melted and sauce is thickened. Stir paprika, red pepper and salt to taste. Remove from heat. Serve warm. Cover and chill if not used immediately.
Makes about ¾ cup


JOKE OF THE WEEK

What runs but never gets tired?

Water!!.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK!

 
 
Clerical errors or omissions, whether in computation or otherwise in any quotation, acknowledgements or invoice, shall be subject to correction.
 


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