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the week of:Wednesday 13th June 2007
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Some rough weather the last couple of days to remind us it's winter. More Roses have arrived in, some bush and climbers now available. Plenty of standards especially ice berg and margaret merril, good time to get the best pick of the new stock. Don't forget to stake and tie your standards well, when you plant them. More lilies have arrived, packs of 5 regale bulbs. Make sure you get some planted to have flowering at Christmas time. Last of the spring bulbs are out at half price and we still have some $50 pellots of trees at our Lorneville branch if you're looking for a bargain. Best colour at the moment are the ericas and polyanthus. Both love the cooler weather as do the cyclemen, good for colours indoors. Peastraw and frost cloth selling at the moment in preparation for the frosts, which will come now theres been some snow around. Just about time to plant shelter trees, get your order in for the openground trees.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Come in to the nursery and look at all our new stock, Rhodos, Camellias, Roses and Pieris, all fresh plants ready to be planted in your garden. Time to clean out the glasshouse if you haven't already. Plant a few veges over the winter. Leafy crops such as Lettuce, Silverbeet, Spinach do well. Time to plant Shallots and Garlic bulbs. Stock up on sprays for winter, Lime sulphur, Conqueror oil and liquid copper. Time to start the clean up. Still plenty to do in the garden.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Polyanthus all $1.00 with diacks coupon.
Mini Cyclamen $4.99 each. Were $7.99.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Pyrifos g. $29.99 for a 500g bottle.
Controls grassgrub. Ideal for bowling grounds or any busy outdoor area.
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 week?s recipe is for Apricot
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: Chionodoxa Luciliae.
Last weeks winner: Jan and Bill Brown.
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
Cat litter 10kg. Two for $22.00.
New selection of bird feeders and waterers just arrived in. From $5.00
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Plum Glazed Chicken
16 ounces plums, pitted and cut into bite size pieces
2 tablespoons margarine
1 onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup prepared tomato based chili sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken
Preheat oven to 350F. In a blender or food processor, whirl the plums and a bit of water and sugar until pureed. Melt margarine in a wide skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft. Stir in the plum puree, brown sugar, chili sauce, soy sauce, ginger and lemon juice. Cook, uncovered, stirring often until slightly thickened. About 15 minutes. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Arrange the chicken in a lightly greased baking pan. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes, basting with plum sauce every 15 minutes. Turn the chicken over and bake, basting occasionally, for 30 more minutes. Heat the remaining sauce and pass it at the table.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: Why did the apple keep crying?
A: Because every1 keept picking on him!
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HAVE A REALLY COOL WEEK!