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the week of:Wednesday Wednesday 22nd August 2007
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Still some cool temperatures in the south this week, holding back the keen early gardeners. There's been a few early potatoes go in, but they are still well covered. We do have tomatoes and cucumbers ready for sale, but even they look a bit cold sitting in the shop. The vegetable plants are looking stronger everyday as the day light lengthens. Not many flower plants ready yet, hardiest would be the cornflower and sweetpeas. Bulbs to plant now, new seasons gladioli and dahilas have arrived so if you want special colours be in quickly to get first pick. Still plenty of polys for instant colour looking good and improving with the cold condition's. Major fertilizer mixing and packing at this time of year. We still use grandad (Colin) Diacks recipes used for years on lawns, potatoes and general garden use. Same as our potting mixes. The contract gang generation for Diacks work at nights to keep up with the demand. We can supply bags or trailer loads depending on the size of your garden. All our suppliers come from southland. You cant get anything cheaper or better. Most of our new seasons trees are in now, so it's a good time to be in to buy trees before they break into leaf and it gets to dry to plant.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Be in for a bargain, we have lily bulbs 20% off. Get the gardens and glasshouses turned over ready to plant next month weather permitting. Come in and purchase some seed potatoes. 24 varieties to choose from. We supply sprouted trays, 1 or 2, sack fulls or the conventional 3kg bag. Always an exciting time of year with spring just around the corner. Gardens to plant and trees bursting into flower and leaf.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Lillies 20% off.
Bulk seed potatoes, 25kg sack.
$49.99 or $2.50kg
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Potato fert. $12.99.
A good mix for a healthy crop of potatoes.
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: Boronia lipstick
Last weeks winner: Gladman family
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
New range of fish tanks at importers prices.
Don't forget our bird seed special, Canary mix 1kg
Parrot mix 800g
$2.99 each or $9.98 per 5 bags.
Cat scratch poles from only $11.98
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
* 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 egg
* 2 cups flour
* 2/3 cup raspberry jam
* 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
* 1 1/3 cups (3 1/2 ounce can) coconut
* 2 eggs, slightly beaten
* 1 teaspoon sugar
Cream together 1 cup butter or margarine and 1 cup sugar; add 1 egg and flour and blend well. Pat the crust mixture into a greased 9x13x2-inch baking pan.
Spread raspberry jam over crust layer. Mix together remaining ingredients; spread evenly over jam layer. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pan on rack then cut into bars.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: What's green and walks through walls?
A: Casper the friendly cucumber.!
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