Subject: Diacks Weekly Newsletter
From: "Diacks Nurseries Ltd"
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 11:04:14 +1200
 

 
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 13th May 2009
 
 
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING?:
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 cold.
 
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
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.
 
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
$50 special!!!
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 last.
At North road diacks only.
 
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
No leaks, red brick and terracotta sealer.
Ideal for sealing pots, statues, birdbaths or andy sculpture to prevent water and frost damage.
 
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Extra Large fish pond, $69.98.
Pen Pel Acrylic Aquirims, ideal for fish, frogs or mice.
2 Sizes, $15.98 8.57LT
             $19.98 12.57LT.
 
 
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: Flanders poppys
Last weeks winner: Sandy McCulluch
 
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:

Avocado Stuffed Yams

INGREDIENTS

  • 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
  • DIRECTIONS
    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place yams on a baking sheet.
    2. Bake yams for 40 minutes, or until tender, turning occasionally. Set aside.
    3. In a medium bowl, mix together the red pepper, avocado, cilantro, olive oil, green onions, cumin and lime juice.
    4. 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.

     

    JOKE OF THE WEEK:

    Q) What did the lettuce say to the celery??

    A) Are you stalking me!

    HAVE A GOOD WEEK!

     
     
    Clerical errors or omissions, whether in computation or otherwise in any quotation, acknowledgements or invoice, shall be subject to correction.
     
    CARGILL HIGHSCHOOL REUNION.
    If you went to cargill highschool, you might be intersested in attending the reunion.
    Labour weekend 23 - 24 October 2009.
    For further information please contact the reunion organiser - Mark Lucas.
    04 9730680
    02102635683