Diacks of Invercargill
628 Tweed Street
849 North Road
PO Box 181
Ph: (03) 2168265
Fax: (03) 2168089
Newsletter for the week of: Wednesday 3rd Sep 2008
3rd September 2008
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING?:
It's all go, spring has arrived in the south. We have our spring fling weekend on the 6th with lots of great garden ideas. Our raised garden beds have created alot of interest as have our cedar sheds, be sure to check those out. Weve had big sales in fruit trees and seed potatoes already, and the season has just begun. Two good weekends has increased sales of vege plants and tomatoes are just beginning. Annuals are a little bit small yet, but are growing everyday, we have Livingstone daisies and Lobelia ready, great for baskets and borders. The seed stand needed a top up this week as packets are selling by the handful. We have Mr Fothergills new range, so thats worth a look. More Gladioli bulbs have arrived, blues and greens are the most popular colours. There's a good range of Dahila tubers and new in stock are Begonias. Still a few Lilies, they need to be planted now. Big demand for fertilizers, our mixer is used everyday, as we supply all our own recipes from grandads book. Especially lawntop dressing as people mow their lawns and discover moss. We mix and suplly all our own potting mixes as well, so we always know what we are selling.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Make the most of the good weather, get an early garden planted. Come
into our shops over the weekend and get some bargains. Our Lorneville
branch still has some great barerooted trees at half price, 3 for only
$75.00. We still have shelter trees available, best planted this month.
Mow your lawns and use lawn top dressing with moss killer.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
THIS IS OUR BIG CENTENIAL SPRING FLING!!
This weekend there will be.....
- .New products
- Great savings
- Last chance to purchase a zinc christies glasshouse or garden shed at 20% off.
- There will be demonstrations at Tweed st on the snap it quick edge, the fast simple, low cost, concrete edging system, come in and fill out a form and go in the draw to win a starter kit valued at $150.00.
- Hanging basket deals, Buy the basket and get a free mix and punnet of plants to fill ir all for only $14.98.
- Our new tomoat, sweet petite now on sale.
- We are now agents for fencing around in Invercargill, our display should be all set for this weekend.
- Disc wheel edgers, normally $39.99, now only $24.99.
- Something a we bit different for us is the suzy manul retractable clothes line. 4 line only $89.98. 6 line only $99.98.
FOR ALL THE BIG DEALS OR GREAT SAVINGS BE SURE TO VISIT DIACKS THIS WEEKEND.
Don't forget that every purchase over $20 will put you in the draw to win an adventure weekend for two in Queenstown.
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:
Diacks own tomato "SWEET PETITE"
An oval small shaped tomato. Very tasty.
SUPER SAVE PET DEPO
Cat sctrach poles from only $13.98.
Aqua one - aquarium reflector lights for above your tank, all complete with bulbs, all at heavily reduced prices.
Pet voyager 400 carry cage for dogs and small animals. Large size 66cm x 45cm x 43cm. These were $69.98, now only $39.98
Compare our prices, you'll be pleased you did.
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:Petunia Fantasy Mix
Last weeks winner: Margaret G Cook
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
2 cups flour
1 Tbs. baking powder dash of salt
3 Tbs. sugar
1/3 cup oil
2/3 cup milk
2 cups green apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
5 hot cinnamon candies (optional)
Mix all dough ingredients together to form a soft dough. Roll out on floured pastry board to a thickness of 1/2 inch. Cut into 5 or 6 inch squares.
In a small bowl lightly coat cut apples with sugar. Place them on top of biscuit dough and sprinkle cinnamon on top.
In a small bowl, beat egg. Using a pastry brush, wet edges with egg and fold it over the apple, pinch and flute them to look well, and encase the apple completely. Brush the tops with egg and sprinkle with sugar.
Place on cookie sheet and bake at 425° for 25 minutes, then reduce heat to 350° for 30 minutes. Pour sauce over each dumpling at serving time.
Using all ingredients, bring to a boil on the stove and cook a couple of minutes. Add cinnamon candies and cook just until candy melts over low heat.
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: Why did Melcolm the mushroom have lots of friends ?
A: Because he is a fungi (fun guy)!!