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For the week of: Wednesday 10th October 2007
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
We've made it through september without too much wind this year, the prunus and Magnolias are still looking good. It's a good time to be looking to buy trees, if you you see an established tree you like, bring in a branch, and we can supply the same variety. Camellias are still flowering and the early Rhodos are starting cornubia the first red is looking great. Breaking into leaf now are the Maples all colours and sizes, it's a good chance to get the pick of the new seasons plants. Plenty of colour around just now, the double prims and polys are near the end and the Geraniums and Pelargonims are starting, so it's a good time to replace what the frost got last winter. Vege plants are selling well. Customers are well into the timatoes now. Still a little cool for cucumbers and pumpkins. Last chance at Lorneville for open ground shelter trees. The poplars are braking into leaf, lucky we've had a drop of rain to keep things damp.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Cultivation is the key to weed control in any garden. Handhoe most weekends around the garden and you won't get any weed problems. Spray driveways and Fencelines. Keep an eye out for the first bugs, especially glasshouses where it's warmer or in sheltered areas. Plant small seeds now and annuals ready to go out.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
35LT superdirt, 3 for $10 or $4.95.
Selected Flowering cherrie trees half price.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Jobes tomato spikes. Good for your tomato plants. Gives a good boost and great colour.
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Complete fish tank units on a stand $198.00. 2 models to chose from.
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: Laurus Nobilis
Last weeks winner:
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
1 kg courgettes - any size and colour
250g potatoes (suitable for mashing), peeled or scrubbed
2 cloves garlic, peeled & crushed
1 medium onion, peeled & chopped
30ml olive oil
150g soft cheese (see note below for alternatives)
Handful fresh chives, chopped
Handful fresh summer herbs of your choice, chopped
1 1/2 pints water (or mild-flavoured stock)
Wash the courgettes and chop them into chunks. Cut the potatoes into cubes (smaller than 1 inch).
Heat the oil gently in a large pan. Add the onion and garlic.
Gently cook for about 5 minutes, to soften.
Add the potatoes. Stirr. Cook gently, covered, for about 15 minutes, until about half-cooked.
Add the courgettes and stir. Cook for about 5 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally.
Add 1 1/2 pints of water - just enough to cover the contents of the pan. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.
Remove from the heat and liquidise the soup.
Add the Cheese & herbs.
Season to taste with salt & pepper.
Serve with fresh bread
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
A toddler who was found chewing on a slug.
After the initial surge of disgust the parent said,
"Well . . . What does it taste like?"
"Worms," was the reply
HAVE A GOOD WEEK!
Clerical errors or omissions, whether in computation or otherwise in any quotation, acknowledgements or invoice, shall be subject to correction.
HAVE A REALLY COOL WEEK!