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For the week of: Wednesday 17th October 2007
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Bit of excitement with an Earthquake to give us a shake and now hail and snow to 400m predicted, the plants and gardeners have gone into hibernation. Tomato plants were top sellers last Wednesday and now we're wondering if we'll sell any more. Time to plant your main crop potatoes amd small seeds, carrots and parsnips will soon germinate with all this moisture. (there was 30mm in my rain gauge on sunday morning) The trees and shrubs are looking great and appreciate the rain most have had an extra good flowering season. The late flowering cherries are at their best, Kanzan (double pink) and the weeping cherries (cheals weeper). Its a good time to buy speciemen trees. Good time to buy Rhododendrons too, they're all starting to flower now. Roses are looking their best, we still have plenty of good iceberg standards if you are planting a row. Annuals are starting to sell now, plenty of good plants ready for summer colour in your garden. Plants for pots we have a good selection of geraniums, pelargoniums and fuchsias, as well as the perennial petunias that are good for baskets. Time to plant up the hanging baskets with trailing lobelia and petuinas in all colours.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
It's planting time now. We like to think labour weekend is the peak of the gardening calender with all gardens planted. We've certainly had good weather up until today and plenty of rain to make things grow. Time to plant the pumpkins and corgettes maybe cover for a week untill the weather warms up. come and visit us this weekend.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Vege and Flower punnets, 10 for only $25.00.
Normaly 2.99 each
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: Portulaca
Last weeks winner:
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Crunchy Roast Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic Recipe
Garlic infused olive oil (or plain olive oil if you don't like garlic)
Rosemary (or other favorite herb)
Preheat oven to fairly hot. Peel and cube potatoes into 1.5 inch cubes. Place into a pot of boiling water and cook for about 10 mins (the sides of the cube should be tender, but the potato piece should still hold its shape). Drain the water from the pot, and then add in enough oil to dress your potato shapes. Here you can also add some chopped herns if you wish. Put the lid on the pot and then shake the pot vigorously for a minute (the point of this is to fluff up the edges of your potatoes so that they will crisp up even more in the oven). Place fluffy potatoes in baking tray and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Crisp in oven for 10 - 15 minutes.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Botanists have developed a vegetable that eliminates
the need to brush your teeth
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