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For the week of: Wednesday 12th December 2007
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Temperatures this week an improvement, things certainly grow well. with a bit of heat. Beans, peas are flowering and possing up it won't be long and they will be ready to harvest. First of the Strawberries are ripening, make sure you get them covered before the birds find them. New Potatoes are being eaten, good idea to replace another seed potato in the hole you have taken one out. Don't forget some fertilizer. Annuals are all looking good, time to plant now for some Christmas colour, Petunias, Marigolds and Lobelia love the heat. Same with the Cucumbers and Courgettes, Tomatoes do too, but tend to get leaf curl trying to not evaporate (transpiration) too much moisture. It doesn't hurt to cut back some of the big thick leaves to let light onto the fruit, it helps ripening. Best flowering shrub today is daphne Burkwoodii, great perfume. Plenty of Perennials and potted colour around just now, Geraniums and Fuchsias. Still a few Rhodos flowering the last and most spectacular purple splender.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Watering is probly the main job this week. Staking up all the soft growth especially peas, beans and tomatoes. Weeding, it's been a good week to get the weed spray out. Lawns have gone to seed this week with the heat, mow and fertilize or even water to green them up. Time to buy vouchers and garden gifts from our gift shop. We do free gift wrapping.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
All Diacks own growen selected flower punnets $1.00.
Onlt while stocks last.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Insect borer bombs.
4 for $29.98 or $8.99 each.
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Free Cat scratch pole worth $26.50 with every 3kg bag of nutrience food kitten food priced at $32.98.
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: Pittosporum
Last weeks winner: J & M McCloud
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Warm Cabbage Slaw
2 tablespoons butter
6 cups shredded cabbage (1/2 medium head)
1 medium apple, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
¯ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/3 cup mayonnaise
In large frying pan, melt butter.
Stir in cabbage and apple.
Combine vinegar, sugar, mustard and salt; add to cabbage.
Cook and stir until heated through, about 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in mayonnaise. Serve immediately. Makes 4-6 servings.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill
except for learning how to grow in rows.
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HAVE A REALLY COOL WEEK!