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For the week of:26th April 2007
We are a day late and we've had a day off. Good chance to get outside or even
into the garden shed for a tidy up. Any fertilizer in bags get it spread out
in the garden, no use sitting, getting hard over winter. Healthy plants going
into winter make them survive better. Lilies have arrived, good range of colours,
Asiatic and Orientals. Good buy are the regals, 5 for $11.99. Spring bulbs are
still for sale, get them planted this next month. Autumn colour in the big trees
is all go. Beautiful show of golds and reds. Its peastraw time so get the
garden beds covered for winter, we have a huge stack at the moment, come and
get it before it gets too wet. Free delivery on Friday if you can't come in.
Berry fruit need a tidy up. Raspberry canes cut down and strawberries need fed.
Lawns need a final mow, not too low and even a topdress to keep the moss out.
Gather up all the leaves for the compost bin. Still few weeds germinating, make
sure you spray them before they seed.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Studying up the catalogues, Roses will be in next month so be in and order what you want. Same with shelter trees, May, June and July eill be the time for those, although we do sell Leylandis all year as they are potted. Get the last of the seed potatoes out and stored and mulch the potato patch ready for next year. Still plenty to keep us busy.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Red spot trees all half price.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Sulphate of Potash, although better known for use to improve flowering
and fruiting plants, it is also helps firm up soft plants before the winter
frosts make them more frost resistant.
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 Figs
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: Brodiaea Queen Fabbiola
Last weeks winner: Sherry Anderson
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
Kitty fresh clumping cat litter.
Less odour. Bag 10kg 2 for $22.00 or $16.00 each.
Aqua one Aquarium kits from $34.98. These come with power filter, Food, Plants, Gravel, Aquarium background, and maintain remember stickers. Great for beginners.
New range of cages, Big cages, Super prices.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
3 c. fresh, canned or frozen gooseberries
1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 stick butter
2 crust for 9 inch deep dish pie
Put gooseberries in sauce pan and slightly cook. Thoroughly mix flour and sugar and add to the slightly cooled berries. Pour contents of sauce pan in pie crust and spot with dabs of butter.
Add top crust, punch a few holes for vent and bake in 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes.
I find it helpful to rim the crust with strips of foil to keep the rim from over baking. Also, top crust can be omitted and a Dutch apple topping substituted
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: What vegetable can you use to fly a kite?
A: String beans, of course!
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HAVE A REALLY COOL WEEK!