Diacks of Invercargill
628 Tweed Street
849 North Road
PO Box 181
Ph: (03) 2168265
Fax: (03) 2168089
Newsletter for the week of Wednesday 17th December 2008
Wednesday 17th December 2008
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Plenty of rain again this week and a drop in temperature has us all wondering when will we get some consistant weather? Even the plants are confused as some have gone to seed and some not flowering and fruiting as well as we would like. The Tomatoes are slow this year, and strawberries have flowered, but not set as well as other years. Vege gardens are turning over again. Lettuces can be replaced with more of the same and spring cabbage can be replaced with winter cabbage.Plenty of flower plants ready now, some for instant colour out in flower on special at $1.00 and others are a young batch for autumn colour. We have some good indoor colour for Christmas. Poinsettas, good large plants and lillies in pots, in bud, they will be flowering at christmas. New stock wrought iron gates and archways, there's even a seat to put around a tree. There's plenty of garden statues, birdbaths, pots and thats without going in to our gift shop. We have something for everyone this christmas if in doubt buy a voucher.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Keeping on top of the weeds. Give the compost bin some accelerator such as sulphate of ammonia, dolomite lime or compost maker. Plant up pots and hanging baskets to look good for next week. Have some good time off and some quaulity time with family and friends..
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
$1.00 flower punnets, only while stocks last.
$1.00 Capsicum plants, only while stocks last.
At North Road Diacks only.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Grosouth Tomato fertilizer. Only $16.99
Fertilizes all Tomatoes, gives them a better flavour and brightens their colour.
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Buy Nutrience (active Maintenance) Adult large breed dog food 20kg only $99.00 and recive a free retractable lead valued at over $30 also while stocks last.
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: Lavender Major
Last weeks winner: Sue Ketch
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Spring Onion Chicken Recipe
* - 2 chicken thighs
* - 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
* - 2 stalks spring onion
* - a few slices ginger
* - 1/2 tsp minced garlic
* - 1 tbsp rice wine
* - 1 pc rock sugar
* - 1/4 cup water or chicken broth
1. Debone chicken and cut into pieces. Marinate with dark soy sauce
and set aside for about 15 minutes.
2. Heat up 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a wok. While doing so, cut spring onion on the bias into one and a half inch pieces. Cut ginger into slices.
3. Stir fry garlic and chicken until chicken changes color. Set aside.
4. Stir fry ginger and spring onions until fragrant. Add chicken, rice wine, rock sugar and water (or chicken broth). Mix well, cover wok and allow to braise over low heat for about 10 minutes.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: What did the chicken say when its mother laid a lemon?
A: "Look what mama-laid".