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the week of:Wednesday 4th July 2007
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Winter is upon us, not much happening in the garden scene this week with more cold weather forecast. Our new seasons fruit trees have arrived this week, so we're in the process of potting and labelling them. If you have an order in you will hear from us next week. Roses are all here now. If you have an order in be in to collect those as soon as possible please. Our new tree catalogue has been printed. If you want to place an order for a selection of trees please do so now, especially if you want shelter trees, as we sell open ground barerooted trees at this time of year. We have a sawdust bed where we keep the barerooted trees damp and fresh, ready for you to collect anytime. Poplars, Willows, Pines, Macrocarpa, Douglas fir, Eucalyptus, are the main bareroot lines, but we always grow hedge plants and Leylandis in pots, these can be planted all year.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Dig over the garden crops, give it a chance to breakdown before spring. Prepare glasshouses and tunnelhouses by disinfecting and spider spraying. A borabomb is a quick and easy method to illiminate insects. Clean out the compost bin, spread on the vege garden, or into the glasshouse, and give it time to warm up. Pruning time now. Fruit trees and roses, spray with copper and oil afterwards. Good time to tidy the garden shed and do some maintaince on the tools and lawn mower ready for next spring.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Seal and heal. It's a must have for all pruning jobs. 20% off with this weeks newsletter.
All polys are $1.00 each with this weeks newsletter.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Grosouth rose food.
Sheep pellets, just arrived, all $11.99 or 2 for $20.00, with this weeks newsletter..
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 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: Pseudowintera Red Leopard
Last weeks winner: Michael and Jan
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
Best sellers this week have been our
-Tui bird deal, $2.99 or 5 for $10.
-Cat and dog beds.
-Along with all pet food and treats.
-Remember all our products are at supersave prices.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Nashi pear pudding
220g caster sugar
3 star anise
6 nashi pears, halved and cored
200g soft butter
200g caster sugar
100g ground almonds
100g plain flour
1-tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons star anise powder
6 egg whites
Icing sugar to serve
Warm caramel sauce, to serve
1. Combine sugar, star anise and 3 cups water in a saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar dissolves, then simmer for 5 minutes. Add nashi pear and poach for about 10 minutes or until just tender. Cool in liquid.
2. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Combine ground almonds, flour, baking powder and star anise powder, mix well and fold into butter mixture. Lightly beat egg whites, stir into almond mixture and mix until smooth.
3. Spoon mixture into 6 base-lined 1 cup capacity ramekin dishes, top each with a poached pear half and bake at 200c for 25-30 minutes or until golden. Stand puddings for 5 minutes before running a knife around edge and turning out.
4. Serve puddings sprinkled with icing sugar and accompanied by remaining nashi pear halves and warm caramel sauce.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: What is a Honeymoon Salad??
A: Lettuce alone, with no dressing.!
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