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For the week of:7th of March 2007
Good rain over night and today has eased the water shortage and all the plants
are looking fresh. Good time to do some planting. Spring flowering annuals are
available now. Stock, Wallflower, Sweet William can all be planted now, same
as the bulbs, Daffodils, Ranunculus and freesias. Make sure you come in and
check out the range of bulbs. Tidy up time in the berryfruit department. We
still have some good Raspberrys for sale, personal favourite, Mt Aspiring. We
also sell mildew resistant Gooseberrys and Currants, Black, red and white. Vege
gardens are slowing down, time to dig the potatoes and cover the garden
with peastraw or green crop (with Lupins, Mustard and Oats) Best colour
at the moment are the Cushion mums (mini chrysanthemums) and the first of the
Cyclamen, they perform well in cooler conditions. Best trees this week, the
Malus varieties are carrying brilliant coloured crab apples. Many trees
are starting to change colour. Maples and ginkos are the first to
show autumn colour .
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Time to sow Onion seeds and Sweetpeas. ( st patricks day.) sow lawns and treat existing lawns for weeds and grass grub with lawn and soil guard. Tomatoes need a good clean up, cut them back and side dress with potash. Light prune the roses and deadhead, come in for our rose catalogue, available now. Still plenty to keep us busy. Have a good day.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
All tomato food half price, only when you mention this letter, and only while stocks last..
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
No weeds, long term liquid weed killer.
A knockdown and residual weedkiller for total vegetation control in non - cropland situations.
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 favoutie recipe for this fruit. This is open to all across NewZealand and will be couriered free of charge to the lucky winner.
This weeks recipe is for Feijoas
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: Gladioli
Last weeks winner: Bruce Beckingsale
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
Super special. Millet sprays for your birds. Normally $9.95kg, now only $4.98.
Only with this letter and while stocks last.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Asparagus Lime Pie
3 eggs, separated
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 teaspoon grated lime peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups smooth asparagus puree (see note below)
1/2 cup sugar
Combine egg yolks, 1/2 cup sugar, lime juice, lime peel and salt in the top of a double boiler and beat until well blended. Place over simmering water. Stir constantly; cook until thickened and coats a spoon. Remove from the heat and fold in asparagus puree. Beat egg whites until stiff, adding l/2 cup sugar while beating. Fold egg whites into filling. Fill cooled crust with filling and bake in preheated 325 degrees F oven for 30 minutes. Let cool on a rack.
Note: Asparagus puree can be made by boiling asparagus, draining well, then processing in blender to puree.
Yield: 8 servings
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q:What do you give sick Lemons?
A: Lemon aid!
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