Subject: Diacks Weekly Newsletter
From: "Diacks Nurseries Ltd"
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:43:03 +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 25th March 2009
 
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING?:
A slight frost, some good days and a touch of fog this week as autumn arrives. There's a few leaves floating around already and some change in colour. our shop if full of spring bulbs. A catalogue is going out with the express newspaper this week if you want to study that and send in a mail order. We also have other catalogues, tree and shrub, roses, fruit trees if you want 1 give us a call or even look on our website. We've had another load of peastraw arrive. Tunnelhouses are the place to be planting now, lettuce, silverbeet, spring cabbage will mature over winter and extend the southland growing season. Tomatoes have about finished, although there's still alot of green ones. The compost bins need a clean out, spread it over the vege garden after the potatoes have been dug. Throw in some urea or sulphate ammonia plus dolamite are all good to help activate compost. It's a good time to spread fert around shrubs especially potash. Potash encourages flower buds, good for rhodo's and camellias.
 
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Harvesting and digging over the vege garden, store the potato crop in a dark dry environment. Cut back perennials, pull out annuals and replace with spring flowering annuals or polys to flower over winter. Mulch your garden with compost and peastraw.
 
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Large wheel barrows were $199.00 now only $99.98.
 
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Insect eliminator insect bomb.
$8.99 per a can, or $29.98 per 4 cans.
Get rid of unwanted flying and crawling insects! 
 
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Cat flap, 4 way locking suitable for wood or glass door. only $14.98.
Selection of dog toys, retractable leads and brushes, only $4.99 each or any 3 for $9.98.
 
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: Coprosma Tequila Sunrise
Last weeks winner:  H. Mclean
 
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:

Cranberry Salsa Dip with Cream Cheese 

1 (12-ounce bag) or 3 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 small (approximately 2 tablespoons)
jalapeno peppers, cored, seeded and minced
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh
cilantro leaves, minced
2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
Cranberries and/or cilantro sprigs for garnish

Rinse, drain, and pick over cranberries, (discarding all that are soft or bruised). Place them in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped but not mushy.

Place crushed cranberries in a bowl; mix together with onions, jalapeno peppers, sugar, cilantro leaves, ginger, and lemon juice. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours so flavors develop (salsa will be too sharp and tart to begin with).

On a serving plate, place cream cheese; cover with the dip. Garnish, if desired, and served with crackers.

 


JOKE OF THE WEEK

Q) What do two bananas do when they meet each other?

A) A banana shake!

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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