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For the week of:
Wednesday 13th May 2009
Not alot as tempertures have dropped and
we have had our fair share of rain over the last couple of days. We've had
more peastraw arrive if you havn't covered your garden already. Those april
gardeners will be pleased to have beaten the cooler temp's. Spring bulbs
should all be in, as they enjoy these cold days. Nearly time to get the lime
sulphur out and spray roses. This helps them defoliate and kills any bugs or
fungi over winter. It's a good idea to spray the ground surrounding plants and
to clean up old infected leaves, don't put them on the compost. Time to do
some reading, gardening magazines and make plans for next sring. Some may be
thinking of putting up a tunnelhouse or glasshouse, even some new raised beds,
if you need any advice or assisstance give us a call. The parsnips will have
plenty of flavour now, it's abit cooler and we feel like a roast. Get the
seasons pumpkins used up too before the deterioate. Flower gardens are back to
pansys and polys, they seam to be the best for tolerating the
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE
Not alot, bring everything inside, tools,
wheelbarrow, roll up your hose and do some maintaince on your lawn mower.
Clean out the garden shed and spray for spiders.
For those of you wanting to plant around
your duck pond, at the moment we have a special $50 pallet load of plants that
are suitable for around duck ponds.
Only while stocks
At North road diacks
No leaks, red brick and terracotta
Ideal for sealing pots, statues, birdbaths or
andy sculpture to prevent water and frost damage.
SUPER SAVE PET
Extra Large fish pond, $69.98.
Pen Pel Acrylic Aquirims, ideal for fish,
frogs or mice.
2 Sizes, $15.98 8.57LT
PLANT OF THE WEEK
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: Flanders
winner: Sandy McCulluch
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
4 (8 ounce) yams
119 g red bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 avocados - peeled, pitted, and mashed
10 g chopped fresh cilantro
60 ml olive oil
2 green onions, sliced
1 g ground cumin
45 ml lime juice
salt and ground black pepper to taste
140 g shredded Cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
F (175 degrees C). Place yams on a baking sheet.
- Bake yams for 40 minutes, or
until tender, turning occasionally. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix together
the red pepper, avocado, cilantro, olive oil, green onions, cumin and lime
- Cut yams in half lengthwise, and fluff the centers with a fork. Top
with the avocado stuffing. Season with salt and pepper, and top with
shredded Cheddar cheese.