Wednesday 25th June 2008
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Six months until Christmas. Cjilly winter blast yesterday, kept all our customers at home, but the sun is shinning today and it can only get better. Last of our roses have been potted and put into the shop as have the new seasons rhodo's and camellias. We have some great canellias this year, good size plants, great for screening or hedging. We've had a sort through the magnolias too, there's a huge range of varieties starting to make buds. Not much happening in the vege garden at this time of year. Garlic and shallots can be planted, broad beans also handle the cold weather, we sell seeds or plants that have been started. We are sowing onions in punnets now, ready for an early start on spring customers are already starting to look over the racks in antisapation of an early growing season. Only a month away from our first supertoms. We have a new tomato this year grown especially for our centennial year, sweet petite, make sure you try one or two. We still have a few lilies and peonys for sale and the polyanthus are the best colour for pots at lorneville, we have 50% off selected flowering cherries and pots, good buying at the moment is peastraw, we still have good supplies.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Keeping warm and dry. Time to read up on the garden books and plan the year ahead of what to plant and where. Stock up on prunning equipment, it's nearly time to do the big clean up and chop back last years growth. Check lawns and paths for moss and slippery areas.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Anyone requiring large amounts of top quality ornamental trees, now is your oppurtunity to purhcase bareroot at the very best prices. Strictly first in, first served basis. Check out http://www.diacks.co.nz/ and follow the link on the main page for details.
Trees at never to be repeated prices!
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Bird houses and feeding trays available. Starting at $19.99. Wild bird puddings $1.00
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Petware cat flap, only $14.98.
New D.V.Ds on all your favourite pets, only $24.98. From tropical tank set ups, dog training, kittens and Rabbits and much more to choose from.
Cat carry cages, were $46.90, now to clear at only $24.98.
Salon grooming comb, were $24.99, now only $9.98.
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: Carex, Frosted Curls
Last weeks winner: Travis Kane
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad
This is a cauliflower and broccoli salad with mayonnaise and bacon.
* 1 head cauliflower
* 1 bunch broccoli
* 2 small onion, sliced and separated
* 1/2 cup mayonnaise
* 1/3 cup vegetable oil
* 1/3 cup vinegar
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon pepper
* 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Wash and trim broccoli and cauliflower. Break cauliflower and broccoli into florets. Combine remaining ingredients except bacon. Toss gently and chill several hours or overnight Garnish with bacon
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: What is the difference between a joke and an elephant (in your back garden,) sitting on a bun?
A: One is a conundrum, the other is a bununderum!!
Thanks Ruth Jenkins