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the week of:Wednesday 25th July 2007
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
(5 months till christmas) The frosts have broken and we've had a couple of warmer days. Customers are starting to look over the seed rack and seed potatoes. Time to get some early varieties sprouted for the tunnelhouse. Still new stock arriving in, we're busy getting plants potted and labeled, big job now to shift it into the garden centres. Be in soon to get the pick of new trees. We have good weeping silverpears this year, and new lilacs. Starting to flower, the early flowering cherries Prunus Autumnalis, some smaller flowering Camellias and witchazel has been flowering all winter. Best colour are the Polyanthus, special on at $1.00each. Supertom Tomatoes are on the menu next week, our first for the season. Time to get the Tunnelhouse ready. We've had some good size daphnes arrive, good for the purfumed garden, and still plenty of lilies in stock, something to plant beside the daphne.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Planting up your pots, no doubt the frost has taken it's toll on frost tender plants, time to do some replacing. Tunnelhouses need a clean up and prepared for the coming season. Get rid of all the spiders and bugs and disnfect with Jeyes fluid. Yes we still have some in stock now called Natures mate. Dig in green crop to give it a chance to rot down throw some lime on top to help, dolomite lime is good. August next week and we're all stocked up and ready to supply all your garden requirements. Prunning has started, ring us and book in if you need help.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Blue berries in 3lt pots.
With this weeks issue of the Diacks newsletter they are only $9.98
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Moss and Liverwort control.
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 favourite recipe for this fruit. This is open to all across New Zealand and will be couriered free of charge to the lucky winner.
This weeks recipe is for Dwarf Peach
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: Hebe Pinguifolia
Last weeks winner: N & P Donald
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
Selection of your favourite door mats.
Cats, Dogs and Horses, Normally $39.99, with this newsletter $29.99 only while stocks last.
Available at Lorneville and Tweed st.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
HOW TO MAKE ALMOND MILK
Time Required: 15 minutes
What You Need:
1) Place 1 cup freshly roasted almonds in a glass jar.
2) Cover with 4 cups water.
3) Tightly close the jar.
4) Refrigerate for 1 day or no more than 2 days
5) Pour into blender and blend until smooth.
6) Strain liquid from pulp through cheesecloth, applying pressure to squeeze out all liquid.
7) Retain the almond paste pulp for other uses
1) Use almond milk in recipes or as a delicious drink by itself or with a little honey and vanilla.
2) The almond paste pulp can be used to top cereal, vegetables, or rice.
3) 1 pound shelled almonds = 3 cups halves or 4 cups slivered.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: Why did the farmer plough his field with a steamroller??
A: He wanted to grow mashed potatoes.!
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