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For the week of:12th April 2007
We had our "best ever" Easter sale at the weekend. The weather was
good and the customers were out. Thanks to those that supported us and got in
on the good prices. Still plenty of spring blubs for sale and spring flowering
annuals. Pansies and polys will flower over the winter, if planted now. Vege
gardens are moving into glasshouses. It is good to have something
over the winter for soups. Silverbeet, Celery and Parsley, the leafy crops do
well. The big trees are starting to show Autumn colour, Cornus (dogwood), Prunus
(flowering cherries) and Acers (maples) are the first. We have plenty of grasses,
tussocks, flaxes and cordyline species at the moment, very popular planting
material. For large areas we have good budget lines in 1 litre pots, this includes
hedge plants and the ever popular leylandis for farm shelter. We grow all these
at our Lorneville nursery, so we can give you the best southland quality at
the best price, no freight or wholesalers are attached.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Time to study up the catalogues for the coming season. Roses, Sheltertrees, Bulk buying of barerooted trees such as Prunus, Silverbirch, Elders, Fruittrees, now is the time to plan ahead and order for the winter. Moss and spider eradication time, both seam to be doing extra well. Surrender will control moss on paths and bricks. For spiders no more spriders a kiwi care product. Lawns have slowed this week. Gather up the leaves and mix in a compost bin with lawn clippings. Give the weeds a final spray before winter.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Roses to clear $5.00
Rhodos to clear $15.00
Seleted trees, half price.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Heavy duty garden bag. For convenient disposal of leaves, grass, weeds, ect.
Also waterproof, and rot proof.
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: Fairy Statice.
Last weeks winner: Jeanna Rodgers
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
Nutrience cat elite hairball control.
3kg was $31.98, now $23.98
6kg was $53.98, now $40.98.
Plus buy any bag and be in to win the ultimate pet pack and heaps of 'open season' the movie prizes including dvd packs.
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:
Q: What did the carrot say to the wheat?
A: Lettuce rest, I'm feeling beet!
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