Wednesday 18th June 2008
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Shorest day at the end of the week, and so far the winter has been kind to us, but as we all know July can be cold. Time to plant the garlic and shallots this weekend. There's still a few broadbeans being planted and onions. We have some good strawberry plants ready now, so the strawberry patch could have a tidy up and with my luck you might get christmas strawberries. Best sales this weekend are roses, our final supply has arrived and are being potted this minute, so all will be for sale by the weekend. If you have an order in, it will be ready to collect. Shelter trees are ready too our sawdust bed at Lorneville is full of openground trees, pines, poplars, willows, bulk buying at the best prices. On special at lorneville flowering cherries at half price and pots 50% off so take a drive out to lorneville for some bargains, take a trailer. Polyanthus are looking good, plenty of colour not there's a few pansies good for pots. Still some lily bulbs and peonys for sale now. We've had some new bird feeders and tables (for feeding wild birds) . There's always a demand at this time of year from people who want to encourage the Native birds into their gardens. To attract the birds crabapples are excellent food for birds over winter.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Check your lawn for moss and grassgrub. Tidy the garden shed and do any maintainence of lawn mowers and tools. Sharpen secateurs and hedge and edge trimers. Come down to diacks and buy seed potatoes, get them into trays to sprout for an early crop. Have another month off, see you in august.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Lorneville only has selected flowering cherrie trees all half price.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Lime sulphur. Controls fungal diseases, scale insects, moss and lichen. 500ml bottel is $11.99.
Bird puddings, only $2.00. The birds love them
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
35L pine Bedding, 2 for 12.98 or 9.99 each.
Plastic Aquarium plants at the best price.
8inch only $2.98 and 12inch only $3.98
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 emerald gem
Last weeks winner: Tracey and Grant Wallace
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Silverbeet with Bacon, Pumpkin and Feta Recipe
3 tbsp Olive Oil
2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
4 Rashers of Rindless Bacon, diced
500g Pumpkin, peeled, seeded, cut into 3cm chunks, boiled until tender but not collapsing.
100g Feta, crumbled
1 Bunch Silverbeet , (discard the bottom stalks), boil until wilted in salted water, drain
Jacobs Creek Merlot
Heat the oil over moderate heat and add the garlic, onion, bacon and pumpkin, fry until the onion is soft and everything is browned
Add the silverbeet and season with salt and pepper. Fry gently, stirring occasionally, until the silverbeet is hot
Serve with the feta sprinkled on top
Good by itself with warm pita bread or as an accompaniment to barbecued or roast chicken or lamb
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: What do you get if you cross a four leaf clover with poison ivy??
A: A rash of good luck.!!