WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Welcome back gardeners. There has been plenty of heat this week with a few drops of rain to keep the dust down. There should be plenty of growth now especially on the fruit trees that are developing fruit. The roses will need a dead head and maybe a light prune to get rid of black spot and encourage new growth and buds for the autumn. Plenty of water and fertiliser is required.
Best sales this week have been in sprinklers and irrigation systems. We have soak hoses and water timers, In fact all the information and equipment to water your plants.
Vege gardens are changing with the New Year. New potataoes are being dug and eaten now with seed potatoes being planted again for maturity at Easter. Plenty of room now to plant some winter maturing veges like Leeks, Brussel Sprouts, Savoy Cabbage, and Cauliflower.
Flower gardens are looking a bit tired with the heat. Marigolds are about the best now. Best trees at the moment are Crabapples (Malus) .They are starting to fruit now and are great for attracting birds. New shrubs in stock are Calluna's and Erica's. Great colour for autumn and winter and good ground cover for low growing areas.
Great sale at the weekend at Diacks on Tweed St. We hope you all got a bargain. The 33.3% is set to continue until we have the north side of the shop clear to start work on our new tunnelhouse cover.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
You should be weeding and watering..And of course shopping at Diacks for your irrigation equipment and checking out the summer sale.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Don't miss out on Tweed st massive renovation sale. Check out the eye in the southland times for more detail. There will be 33.3% off trees, shrubs and much more.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Tom-a-rite. Only $8.99
Liquid tomato fertiliser for top-quality full-flavoured tomatoes.
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Big savings on clumping cat litter. With every 10kg bag you can buy 2 and pay only $22.00. Compare our prices, u'll be glad 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: Pittosporum Wrinkled blue
Last weeks winner:
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
RED TOMATO RELISH
1 Kgs tomatoes
1 Tbsp Mustard
1 Tbsp Curry powder
4 medium onions
1 Tbsp salt
Sprinkle salt over sliced tomatoes and onions, and leave over night. Drain liquid off and cover with vinegar. Boil 5 mins then add all other ingredients.
Boil 30 mins and thicken with approximately 1 Dsp cornflour
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: Why don't you ever iron a four-leaf clover?
A: You might press your luck.