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week of: 4th April 2007
WHAT?S BEEN HAPPENING?:
Diacks best ever easter sale on at the weekend. And
it will be some plants are half price and most others are 20% off. So be in
to help us with out Autumn clean up. We'd sooner sell it off than count it at
stock taking. We are closed friday only so take the opportunity to visit our
garden centres Saturday, Sunday and Monday to get the bargains. Vege plants
are still selling, gardeners are moving into tunnelhouses now, some tomatoes
have finished producing, time to take them out and replace with something fresh.
Bring some compost in to replenish the soil as tomatoes take alot of nutrient
from the ground. Plenty of spring blubs at the moment, the tulips have arrived
and mixed packs of Hyacinths and the old favourite blue and white matcheads.
Annuals are looking good, Polyanathus and Primulas planted now will flower over
winter, same for Pansys and Stock, great perfume for a dry spot. Wallflower,
Sweet william and Aubretia will flower later in the spring. Best spring show
is red tulips planted with blue for-get-me-not, try it. Trees are starting to
show Autumn colour, Maples and Prunus half price this weekend. Time now to buy
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Visiting us over easter and organizing your garden for winter. Good time to trim hedges and anything else that needs it. Spider spray now to clean up the webs, a couple of weeks later for better result. Last chance to fertilize the lawn, if it is in good condition going into the winter the less chance moss will establish. See you at easter weekend.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
BEST EVER EASTER SALE!
20% off most plants
Box hedging only $1.00
Big trees half price.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
For residual control of a wide range of household pests.
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 Hazels
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: Allium Molly
Last weeks winner: M Samuls
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
Hill's *science diet* indoor cat.
Recive 10% off when you purchase 16 x 1.6kg bags, 2 x 3.85kg bags and 24 x 156g cans!
Plus a free secondary display stand.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Grape Upside Down Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 12 inch baking pan. Wash grapes and pinch stems off. Cook in heavy sauce pan until pulp is soft; run through a sieve or cheesecloth to remove seeds, if necessary. Place grape pulp into saucepan, add skins and ¾ cup sugar; cook until skins are tender (about 15 minutes). You should have about 2 cups of pulp.
Sift dry ingredients into mixing bowl. Add shortening, ½ cup milk, eggs and vanilla; beat 2 minutes. Add remaining milk; beat 30 seconds. Pour into prepared pan. Spread grape mixture over top of batter. NOTE: Grape layer will sink to the bottom during baking. Bake 45 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired. Makes 12 servings. From Sandy Pruden
2 lbs. red grapes, seeded or seedless
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 ¼ cup cake flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ cup shortening 1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
A toddler who was found chewing on a slug.
After the initial surge of disgust the parent said,
"Well . . . What does it taste like?"
"Worms," was the reply.
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