Diacks of Invercargill
628 Tweed Street
849 North Road
PO Box 181
Ph: (03) 2168265
Fax: (03) 2168089
Newsletter for the week of: Wednesday 20th Aug 2008
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Still a few frosts around. Hardy plants will handle the frosts - Cabbage, Cauli and Broccoli are ready to plant now, but tomatoes, corgettes and cucumbers won't be any good unless they have heat. Plenty of Polyanthus for colour at the moment - best buy at $1.00 each.
We have a really good special on trees at Lorneville - Bare rooted specimen trees in bundles at good prices. Make sure you don't miss out!
Exclusive to Diacks are Macrocarpa raised gardens, easy to assemble, no nails, anyone can build. Have a look at our sample at Tweed st, constructed and planted out. There will be a Demonstration on cue tv on september 1st.
Seed potatoes still selling well, 3kg bag for $7.50, sprouted seed in trays or you can buy 2 or 3 or even a 25kg sack. We cater for any size garden.
Time to start planning the garden for Christmas - Peas, carrots and new potatoes.
Still some prunning in progress - the roses are looking near leaf burst, so time to get the spraying done. Good time to apply fertilizer as well. Rhodos and Camellias appreciate some top dressing too as they are budding up at the moment and some of the early varieties already flowering.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Time to visit our garden centres. We're all stocked up with all your
gardening needs. We have a new seed stand stocking Mr Fothergills range
of seed. We also pack our own seed at $1.99 per a packet. We also bag
our own fertilizer and potting mixes, so we know what we're selling and
you know you're getting the best priced product.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Primulas and polys single potted, all in flower and top quality.
"Yes we have grown to many"
Now only $1.00 each.
Remember anyone requiring large amounts of top quality ornamental trees,
now is your opportunity to purchase bareroot at the very best prices.
Strictly first in, first served basis. Check out www.diacks.co.nz
and follow the link on the main page for details.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Mr Fothergills seeds are back in stock. One of the best values for your money. Over 100 varieties to choose from, including seed tapes, heirloom veges, tomatoes, flowers and some of the more rear and unusual veges.
Prices start from only $2.50 per a packet.
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Four way locking cat flat, only $14.98
Andis pet groomer, $66.98 - ideal for small and medium dog breads.
Nutrience snack treats, from only $2.98
Compare our prices, you'll be pleased you did.
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: Boronia Megastigma (Brown)
Last weeks winner: Marilyn
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: Which bird steals soap from the bath?
A: A robber duck !!
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Tangy Mustard Cauliflower with Cheese
* 1 head cauliflower
* 1/2 cup mayonnaise, reduced fat
* 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
* 1 teaspoon onion, minced
* 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
In a large saucepan, bring salted water to a boil. Wash, trim and core the cauliflower; break up. Cook in simmering water 12 to 15 minutes until fork tender. Drain well.
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard and minced onion. Spread mixture over cauliflower. Sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese.
Bake 3 to 5 minutes uncovered, in a 350 degree preheated oven or until
the cheese begins to melt, or cook uncovered at high in your microwave
1 1/2 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve hot.
Serves 4 to 6.
HAVE A GOOD WEEK!
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