Diacks of Invercargill
628 Tweed Street
849 North Road
PO Box 181
Ph: (03) 2168265
Fax: (03) 2168089
Newsletter for the week of: Wednesday 15th October 2008
Wednesday Wednesday 15th October 2008
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
Big weekend at Diacks on Tweed, we are celebrating our centennial, 100 years of growing in southland. We have over 25 suppliers in store to answer your questions and display their product. We have got all sorts of prizes to win and give aways, soo look out for our advert in the weekend express and the southland times. We are looking foreward to seeding you. It's the peak of the season and all our plants are at their best, so make sure you plant out a vege garden this year. Tomato plants are also looking strong, we have all sortd and sizes from the cherry size to the big beef, some grafted and some seedlings. Seed potatoes are selling mostly main crops now, we still have most varieties except, Heather and Desiree. Annuals are looking good, we have a good stock of Lobelia, Pansys, Petunias ready now. Time to get the baskets out and planted now. Roses are looking lush at the moment, in full leaf and budding up and we have a new supply of flower carpet white and scarlet. We had another load of peastraw arrive last week, so plenty on hand at the moment.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Visiting us at the weekend is a must, this will be our biggest and best
weekend ever. Time to think about Irrigation systems again, time to install
one or repair the old one. Lawns need a weed and top dress as do the rhodos
and camellias they have or are flowering and need fertilizer to encourage
the new growth, see you in the weekend !!!.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Lillies bulbs all half price.
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:
Sick of your small pressure sprayer not working properly or is it broken?
Solo professional multi purpose pressure sprayers from only $29.99.
Buy quality at an affordable price.
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Twin pack. Aqua plus 237ml and cycle 473ml only $26.98.
Ceramic ecolife cubes were $15.98, now 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:Capsicum Firecracker
Last weeks winner: M & P Mcnought
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Red Cabbage Recipe
* medium head red cabbage, cored
* 1 onion, chopped
* 1 T oil
* 1 c water
* dash salt
* 3 T vinegar
* 3 T sugar
* 1 T flour
Shred the cabbage into strips about ¼" by 1 or 2 inches. Chop onion; heat oil in medium sized pot; cook onion until soft. Add cabbage, water, and salt; cover and simmer on very low heat about 30-40 minutes until limp but not mushy. [There should be very little water left at this point. If theres more than a few tablespoons present, drain most of it off, either reserving it for soup or discarding it.] Finish by stirring in vinegar and sugar. Taste test to see if it needs more salt/sugar/vinegar. Sprinkle flour across cabbage while quickly blending to avoid lumping. Turn up heat and cook, stirring, until thickened.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: Where do frogs keep their money ?
A: In the river bank !!