Wednesday 28th May 2008
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Last week of the month, we'll be into winter and june again, prepare for some cold weather. All should be closed down in the gardens now, most of the leave have fallen, it's almost time to think about shifting plants and prunning. If you are shifting plants make sure they are wrenched well a month before. Cut around the dripline and lift, cut the roots and that encourages new roothairs to develop and it's not too much of a shock tot he plant at lifting time. It's a good time to buy trees in the winter as all the leaves are off and you can see the best shaped trees and prune to shape. New stock comes into our nursery then too, and you can get the best of the new trees. We can sell them barerooted also and that's a saving, trees can be bundled and sent bulk by freight without the cost of pots and weight of soil. We have some good deals on last years trees, a pellet of lixed trees for $50 at lorneville. It's a good time now to order what you would like from our catalogues, fruit trees, roses and trees. Winter is the time to plan ahead. Best colour in the shop this week are the polyanthus and cyclemen. Last of the autumn colours are the liquidambers and the maples. Crab apples are still holding their fruit and attracting the birds..
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Planting last of the spring bulbs and buying lily bulbs for colour at christmas time. Feeding the birds, we sell wildbrid seed mis and bird puddings, $2 each or 6 for $10, plant a tree to attact the birds, crab apples are great. Put peastraw and frost cloth over your frost tender plants, fill your compost bin with the autumn leaves. Keep warm and dry.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
All spring bulbs half price, only while stocks last.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Wolf garden german quility SDE 2500 electric garden shredder. Shreds up to 40mm branches, 2500watt.
New introductory offer, only $599.98
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Free budgie with every cage - great selection of cages, all at our supersave prices.
Savic top quaility house traing and traveling dog cages, priced from only $59.98, these are below normal wholesale prices.
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: D Bishop
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Yoghurt and Pear Syrup Cake
250g softened butter
1 cup castor sugar
grated rind 2 lemons
3 cups self rising flour
1/2 cup semolina
1 cup Naturalea Plain Unsweetened Yoghurt
410g can Wattie's Pear Quarters in Clear Fruit Juice, drained and juice reserved
reserved pear juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
the butter sugar and lemon rind together until light and fluffy and then beat
in the eggs one at a time.
2. Sift the self-raising flour and fold into the creamed mixture with the semolina and Naturalea Plain Unsweetened Yoghurt.
3. Turn into a lightly greased and base-lined 24cm cake tin. Arrange the Wattie's Pear Quarters evenly on top.
4. Bake at 180oC for 1 hour and 15 minutes until golden.
5. Make the reserved pear juice up to 1 cup with lemon juice and heat with the sugar until dissolved.
6. Once the cake is cooked, pierce the top with a skewer and slowly pour the syrup over the cake while hot and in the tin. Cool for 1 hour in the tin before turning out. Serve with extra Naturalea plain unsweetened yoghurt on the side.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: Why did the banana have to go to the doctor?
A: Because he wasnt peeling very well!!