Diacks of Invercargill
628 Tweed Street
849 North Road
PO Box 181
Ph: (03) 2168265
Fax: (03) 2168089
Newsletter for the week of: Wednesday 31st July 2008
31st July 2008
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
An early demand for seed potatoes has got us in early mode. The pricking out is getting done and all new vege seedlings are looking on target for an early spring. We even have a few supertoms in. Tomatoes are pricked out and the heat is on in the glass house, so everything is looking in order for the boss's return from hoilday. Another order of roses arrived yesterday, a few to fill customers orders, so if you were looking for something we didn't have, it may be in stock now. We are still working on potting big trees, we have good supplies of most specimen trees now. Plenty of shelter trees still available. We've had good sales of leylandiis this week. We have good supplies as we grow them ourselves. In the shop we have lilies still available, plant now to flower at christmas time. Flower gardens are quiet, with a few pansies and polyanthus, the main sales for colour. We have seedlings ready for the tunnelhouse Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauli and Broccoli, all big enough to plant out. Plant a few in pots so they can be put outside to finish off. Vegetables are expensive to buy in early spring and what better than to have your own, bug free, at that time of year. We've had some good berry fruit arrive, thornless blackberry, boysenberry and raspberries. We have plenty of fruit trees at the moment and plenty of good advice to make sure you get the right pollinators. Ask for our free book.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Moss on paths needs eliminated, we have chemicals that are chlorine free
and keep working. Jeyes fluid (natures mate) a good dose of disinfectant
in tunnelhouses, leave for 2 weeks.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
75% off spring bulbs, only with this issue of the Diacks weekly newsletter.
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:
Controls powdery mildew, rust and is suitable to use on fruit trees, grapevines, veges, ornamentals and roses.
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Cat sctrach poles at special prices.
20% off all dog coats, only with this weeks issue of the Diacks weekly Newsletter.
Aqua one - aquarium reflector lights for above your tank, all complete with bulbs, all at heavily reduced prices.
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:Hebe Emeral green
Last weeks winner: R E Jackson
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Cabbage Roll Recipe
Cabbage Roll Casserole
2 pounds ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce
3 1/2 pounds chopped cabbage
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 teaspoon salt
2 (14 ounce) cans beef broth
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large skillet, brown beef in oil over medium high heat until redness is gone. Drain off fat.
3. In a large mixing bowl combine the onion, tomato sauce, cabbage, rice
and salt. Add meat and mix all together. Pour mixture into a 9x13 inch
baking dish. Pour broth over meat mixture and bake in the preheated oven,
covered, for 1 hour. Stir, replace cover and bake for another 30 minutes.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: Why did the raisin go out with the prune?
A: Because he couldn't find a date!!