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week of:2nd May 2007
WHAT?S BEEN HAPPENING?:
Still experiencing some good mild weather, although cooler temperatures. Time
to think about wrenching trees now, to shift over winter. It gives the tree
time to form fiberous roots, that helps it get established in it's new position.
Plenty of mothers day presents in our gift shop, and plants, especially Cyclamen,
good colour over the winter. We have garden vouchers if you can't choose, or
have a mother out of town. Its easy to post, a nationwide voucher. Still plenty
of bulbs in stock, Daffodils and Tulips for spring flowering. Lilies, Asiatic
and Orienntal for summer and over Christmas. New stock Cast iron out door chiminea's
(fire place) for the Barbeque area, not that we are eating outside just now.
Make sure you have some frost cloth ready for those frost tender plants, such
as daisies and lemon trees. It protects plants from 5degree frost. Hedges
are getting a trim up now. Our hedge at Lorneville is a yearly job. A little
and often it's easier on the hedge and the clean up gang. New seasons seed potatoes
have arrived. Somewhat early, but good for the keen early tunnel house growers.
Some grow potatoes all year..
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Ordering new seasons, Roses and Rhododendrons. Shelter trees will be in this month, we have an open ground, sawdust bed, at Lorneville, bulk buying at the best prices. Make sure you order ahead of time we'll have them ready when you come to town. Don't forget mother this mothers day, May 13th, we have something for every mum. She might even appreciate a day out, a visit to Diacks. Good winter gardening.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Half price on selected trees and shrubs.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Dynamic Lifter (Organic plant food)
Slowly releases a wide range of nutrients. Added blood and bone, fishmeal and seaweed enrich the soil and improve plant function. Easy to apply.
$11.99each or 2 for $19.98.
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 favoutie recipe for this fruit. This is open to all across NewZealand and will be couriered free of charge to the lucky winner.
This weeks recipe is for Pinenuts
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: Nerine Bowdeni
Last weeks winner: Roger and Cheryl
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
Annual Stock Clearance.
Pet groomers, Cat scratching poles, Nutrience dog food 20kg, Pet beds, Cat doors, Bird cages, Aqua one aquarium kit, and Petware clumping cat littler 10kg.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Wash and remove the stems from:
1 lb. dried figs
Cold water to cover well
1 and 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
A piece of lemon rind
(A large piece of ginger root)
Stew the figs, covered, until they are soft. Drain and sweeten the juice with:
Sugar (about 1 cup)
Simmer the syrup until thick. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Replace the figs in the syrup. Cool. Add 1 tablespoon dry sherry. Chill and serve with cream
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: What did the banana do when it saw the monkeys?
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