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the week of:Wednesday 6th June 2007
WHAT?S BEEN HAPPENING?:
Some rough weather the last couple of days to remind us it's winter. Queens birthday monday not too bad, we saw a few gardeners out. 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:
$50 pallet loads at Lorn.
Mixed trees and Shrubs all 2nds.
Spring bulbs all 50% off.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Grow south rose food.Ideal when planting new roses.
Easy to use, Lush foliage, More blooms, Healthier roses, Long term feeding.
Only $16.99 per kg.
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 Plum
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: Libertia Ixioides.
Last weeks winner: Robbie.
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
Tui premium canary mix, 1kg and Parrot mix 300g all $9.98 for 5 or $2.99each.
Only while stocks last.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Baked Fresh Cherry Pie
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
4 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar
4 cups pitted cherries
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Place bottom crust in piepan. Set top crust aside, covered.
In a large mixing bowl combine tapioca, salt, sugar, cherries and extracts. Let stand 15 minutes. Turn out into bottom crust and dot with butter. Cover with top crust, flute edges and cut vents in top. Place pie on a foil lined cookie sheet --- in case of drips!
Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: What is a policeman's favourite snack?
A: Cop corn!
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