Wednesday 30th April 2008
Wednesday 30th April 2008
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Last day of the month and the weather forecast doesn't look the best for the first week in may. It will certainly harden up the grouth and hurry the Autumn leaves to fall. There's some great colour around this year with the extra dry conditions, the autumn colours are always better. We have a good deal on scarlet oaks at lorneville, buy one and get one free. (2 for $15). More lilly bulbs arrived during the week. A good range or orientals (perfumed) and asiatics (coloured) and don't forget to buy a celebration lilly to celebrate our centennial. All our catologues are available now, roses, fruit trees and tree and shrub, so give us a call and we can postyou one, or check them out online at www.diacks.co.nz. Time to start ordering now, for the coming new stock. Vege gardens are moving into the tunnelhouses, still a few cabbage, cauli, silverbeet selling and time now for garlic, shallots and broad beans planted now they will be ready before christmas. Lawns have slowed down, time to check now for grassgrub, the lawn will be brown and lifting. A top dress now ill detear moss over the winter.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Prepare for prunning. Stock up on some good equipment, secateurs, loppers, prunning saw. Sprays you will need are lime sulphur, spraying oil, copper and some bacseal for those larger cuts. If you need some one to help. give us a call and book in for our prunning service. Have a good winter if we don't see you before spring.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Free lime flo with every grosouth long lasting lawn food, 4kg for $29.99
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Lime flo supplies calcium, the plant nutrients essential for strong, healthy cell structure in stems, roots, leaves and storage organs.
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Great selection of dog jackets at our usual super save prices
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: Rose, White Romance
Last weeks winner: Bill and Christine Harvey
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
1 kg pumpkin, peeled and
cut into chunks (Crown Prince are the best)
2 onions, peeled and quartered
2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons chicken stock powder
2 teaspoons green herb stock powder
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
4 cups water
Bring all ingredients to the boil in a big saucepan. Cook until the vegetables are tender, (15-20 mins - depending on size of pumpkin chunks). Puree in batches until smooth. When serving, dilute the thick soup with milk and season to taste.
OF THE WEEK:
Q: Why don't fish go online??
A: Because they don't want to get caught in the net!!