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week of:9th May 2007
WHAT?S BEEN HAPPENING?:
Some of us are lucky enough to be away on holiday at the moment, it's
the best time for our staff to get away as we are a bit quieter
at this time of year.
Roses are next, they will be all instore during the month of June.
Best colour in the shop this week are Cyclemen, especially good for mothers day next weekend. Polyanthus are stating to flower as well so it's a good chance to tidy up your pots. Plenty of Autumn colour around still - Pin Oaks are bright red and Prunus trees yellow. Flowering now are the Ericas - white and pink, very good colour for small gardens.
Lily bulbs now available, still a good sellection of those. Also spring blubs but remember to get them in this month.
We have a fresh range of deciduous Azaleas in stock now, some stunning colours. They have good Autumn colour as an added bonus.
New seasons Rhododendrons have arrived also, so be in to select your favourite variety to avoid dissapointment.
We still have some half price trees and shrubs in the carpark at Lorneville if you're looking for a bargain.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Time to order roses, be in to collect our rose catalogue to check out our range. Book in now to have your roses prunned and sprayed by our expert team - In fact any prunning, winter is the best time for this to be done. Clean up time, tunnel houses need cleaned out, Tomatoes have finished, they're not likley to ripen now. Drench the soil with Jeyes fluid and let a borer bomb off to ensure all the bugs are gone. Replant Silverbeet and spring Cabbage. May as well grow something over winter. Compost bins need a clean out to get ready for the Autumn leaves. Still plenty to do while the weather is mild.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Spring flower bulbs, all half price, excludes Lillies.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Seal and Heal. Ready to use brush pack. Helps seal pruning wounds and prevent
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 Cherry
Last week winner was : Sue Campton
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: Campanula Resholdts.
Last weeks winner: M & J Hall
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:
1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated cookie dough
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or other flavoring (almond, orange, or lemon)
Fresh blueberries, banana slices, mandarin orange sections,
seedless grapes, strawberry halves, kiwi fruit slices, (or any other fruit you want), well drained
1/2 cup orange, peach, or apricot preserves
1 tablespoon water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line an ungreased 14-inch pizza pan with cookie dough cut in 1/8-inch slices, overlapping slightly. Bake 12 minutes or until light brown; remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract or other flavoring; spread over cookie crust. Arrange fruit over cream cheese layer in any design you want (use your imagination).
In a small saucepan over very low heat, make a glaze by heating preserves and water. Brush glaze over fruit, making sure to cover the fruit that will turn dark. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: What does the letter "A" have in common with a flower?
A: They both have bees coming after them!
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