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week of:23th May 2007
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING?:
Still experiencing some good mild weather, no decent frosts yet. We had some high winds last week to bring down the autumn leaves. Most of our new Rhododendrons and Camellias have found a home, all lined up in alphabetical order, easy for you to find when you come looking. We have a huge range all varieties and colours top quality plants that we are proud of and you will be to when they're planted in your garden. Just arrived today the first of the roses, they have yet to be sorted. So don't forget to get your name in, so we can keep you your favourite. Shelter trees are the next project. We sell Leylandi's all year and hedging in 1 litre pots, but if you're planning a shelter belt now's the time to be thinking poplars, Willows, Pines ect, we sell them bare rooted over the winter only. Not much happening in the vege garden just now, Shallots and Garlic bulbs are available to plant. Lily bulbs are now in the shop planted now they will flower over Christmas and autumn. Polyanthus are the best colour at the moment for pots and the perennial violas are in flower.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Order roses and shelter trees for the coming month. Fruit trees also, all our new stock comes in soon. There has been keen interest in fruit trees this year, especially the older varieties that seam more disease resistant. Good time to clean out the garden shed and some maintaince on tools and the lawn mower, while it's having a rest. Pea straw still in big demand, mulch now before the frosts. Make sure you have some frost cloth on hand, we'll be needing it soon.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
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FRUIT OF THE WEEK COMPETITION:
Diacks have a new section to our weekly newsletter. There will be a fruit of the week and you are able to win this tree/bush just by entering your favourite recipe for this fruit. This is open to all across New Zealand and will be couriered free of charge to the lucky winner.
This week’s recipe is for Quince
Last week winner was:
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: Ornithogalum Thyrsoildes.
Last weeks winner: Seona and Craig.
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
Nutrience supreme, small breed.
7.5kg was $59.98, now $29.98, that’s half price!
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
SOUR CHERRY MUFFIN
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups sour cherries, drained
Preheat oven 350oF
Mix 1 1/2 cup of the flour, sugar, baking powder & salt in a medium bowl. Mix milk, eggs & butter in a small bowl. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture just until moistened. Toss cherries with remaining flour in a small bowl. Fold cherries into batter. Spoon batter into greased muffin cups or papers, filling 2/3 full. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Remove from tin and serve warm. Makes 12-16 muffins
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: What do you call a country where the people drive only pink cars?
A: A pink carnation!
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