Diacks of Invercargill
January 12th March 2008
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Some more rain in the south, the drought has broken, as we look foreward to Autumn, and some cooler temperatures. Already some plants are responding to the shorter daylight hours, especially the vege crops. Tomatoes are drying off and the same for Potato dust formulated to prevent sprouting of stored table potatoes. New in stock, a huge selection of hebes, great dwart hardy natives for exposed sites, good for group planting. Easter special on those $10.99 each or 5 for $39.99 or 10 for $69.99. A new dwarf flax is on the market, Phormium sweet mist, bronze in colour only $14.99. Still some cheap trees on offer at Lorneville with our $50 pallet sale, bring your trailer. Bulbs time again, most are in stock now, come in to inspect our large range of varieties and colours. First of the cyclamen for indoor colour have arrived and the first of the polyanthus are getting potted in the nursery, so that's proof the temperatures are cooling. A few autumn leaves appearing now, the maples are the first to change.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Still a few weeds to deal with, as aleays. Time to sow green crop in vege gardens and mulch with peastraw. Time to empty the compost bin, therer should be a good supply at this time of year and we've had plenty of heat to cook a good brew. Pots and flower gardens are starting to look abit tired, time to replace with something fresh, pansies, polyanthus, stock, wallflower and perennials can be planted now. March 17th plant Broad Beans and Sweet Peas.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
20% off garden lighting.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Gro south Lang Lasting Lawn Food.
Easy to use, fast green up, all weather use, coast effective and Superior results. 4kg.
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Voyger 400 carry cage. 66cm x 45cm x 43cm were $69.98 now only $39.98
Voyger 200 carry cage. 55cm x 35cm x 30cm were $39.98 now only $24.98
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: Clematis Hagley Hybird
Last weeks winner: Angie Surman
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Cherry Bon Bon Cookies
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons cherry flavoring (optional)
48 fresh sweet cherries, pitted*
1 (6-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
* If you cannot get any fresh cherries, well-drained maraschino
cherries may be substituted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small bowl, combine flour and cocoa; set aside.
In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, and baking powder until blended. Add egg, vanilla extract, and cherry flavoring; beat until well combined. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 1/2-inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Press down center of each ball with thumb to create a small hollow; fill each center with a cherry.
In small pan over low heat, combine chocolate chips and condensed milk; heat until chocolate is melted. Spoon about 1 teaspoon chocolate mixture over each cherry, spreading to cover cherry.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until done. Remove to wire racks and cool.
Yields 48 cookies.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: Why do people call plants bulbs?
A:So the worms can see!!