Diacks of Invercargill
628 Tweed Street
849 North Road
PO Box 181
Ph: (03) 2168265
Fax: (03) 2168089
Newsletter for the week of: Wednesday 27th Aug 2008
27th August 2008
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Best weather in New Zealand again this weekend, we were really busy supplying the southland gardeners. Everyone is extra keen on their vege patches this year with the increase in food prices what better than to grow your own. Seed potatoes planted now will give you an early crop and some for christmas dinner. Peas and Beans can go in now.They are sold as seed or we do have plants which give you a months head start. Same with the seed potatoes, we sell them trayed and already sprouted for an early crop. New in the shop today, mini gardens produced by Niche and Mr Fothergills seeds. These are great for kids or people with limited space and great fun to watch them grow. Best buys are the open ground trees at Lorneville, Bundles of 3 or 5 prunus, malus, acers (great ornamental specmens) Still available are shelter trees, bare rooted poplars, willows and seedling macrocarpa and pines. We also have kitset raised garden beds. We are also now stockists of Ceder garden sheds, so it's all new at diacks.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Time to pay Diacks a visit, we're having a spring fling on september
6th so be in for some good buys. Everything is ready for a good start
to the season. We have all our own plants grown, all our own packed seeds,
fertilizers and potting mixes, so we can garantee what we are selling,
will be the best we can offer. September is only around the corner now
so make the most of the new season.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Primulas and polys single potted, all in flower and top quality.
"yes we have growen to many"
Now only $1.00 each.
Last chance of the spring bulbs, $1.00 a packet. (Tweed St Diacks only)
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 mini vege gardens
Seed rasier growing kits and
Tomtato and chillie pots
All priced from only $6.99.
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Bling Bling Blinkers flashing lead lights.
Great for when out walking your dog at night, just clip it on and the dogs colar, yourself or your children, light visable up to half a mile.
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: Rosemary Tuscan Blue
Last weeks winner: Jill and Stan
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Plum Pork Wild Rice Salad
1/4 cup herb vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons diced green onion bulbs
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
8 ounces mixed salad greens, about 8 cups
2 & 3/4 cups thinly sliced carrots
1 & 1/2 cups peapods, slivered
1 6-ounce package white and wild rice mix, cooked as directed but omit butter
10 ounces trimmed roast pork, thinly sliced
8 fresh plums, sliced
For nonfat herb vinaigrette dressing, combine vinegar, mustard, garlic,
honey and cornstarch in saucepan.
Stir in 1 cup of water and cook, stirring until thickened.
Stir in green onion, parsley and red pepper.
For salad, toss greens with carrots and peapods; turn on to salad plates.
Scoop rice into centre and top with pork and plums.
Drizzle with dressing.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: How do you contact a spider?
A: Though a webcam!!