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For the week of: Wednesday1st November 2006
WHAT?S BEEN HAPPENING?:
A month has gone and most gardens should be in by now. Tomatoes have had an inconsistant season and we hope to sell a few more yet. Seed potaotes are growing well, some flowering and the early crops nearly ready to test. Flower plants are in full swing and plenty to choose from, all top quality plants ready to go out into Southland gardens. Some even in flower already. First of the greenfly have arrived so keep an eye on the most susceptible plants Roses and Capsicums are the worst. Dead head early Rhodos and Camellias as this will encourage the new growth, and apply Rhodo food or acid mulch to help keep them damp over summer. Rhodos and Camellias have shallow roots and need regular feeding especially now. Plenty of colour at the moment and the colourwave range of Petunias, Sunbells and Verbena are great for pots and baskets, we've had tree Peonys in flower the last couple of weeks - really spectaculer. Time to get the watering system repaired or installed, we'll be needing it soon. We have all the materials including timers.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Great time of year to pay us a visit, everything is looking great with all the new growth and colour. Make sure your trees and standard roses are all staked well with all the growth coming on now. Plant supports are cheap insurance. Lawn mowing is a constant job just now so keep and eye out for lawn weeds and control them before they seed and multiply. Especially STAR weed, you just have to dig it out. It takes alot of constant work to maintain a good lawn, it's all part of a good garden.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Artificial Water Lillies.
Get in before the last of them go. From only $2.98 each.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
A new rose has just landed at Diacks called White romance.
A crisp, white, flourist-style fragrant rose.
For more detail come in and see our staff. Don't miss out, order now.
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: Fairy Statice
Last weeks winner:
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
We have a great selection of cat and dog toys in at the moment, from only $2.98.
Cat and dog Nutrience super premium super saver.
Cat original 3kg was $31.95 now $25.95
Dog original 15kg was $94.95, now $79.95
Dog original 20kg was $104.95, now $89.95
Only while stocks last.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
8 medium oranges
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
6 large egg yolks
2 teaspoons minced fresh mint leaves
2 1/4 cups heavy cream, whipped to firm peaks
6 tablespoons Grand Marnier or other orange-flavoured liqueur
Cocoa powder, garnish
Cut 1/3 of the top off each orange and scoop out all flesh, reserving it and any juice, Strain the flesh, firmly pressing down to extract as much juice as possible.
In a saucepan, combine the orange juice, sugar, and lemon zest; reduce by 1/2 over high heat, stirring to help the sugar melt. Remove from heat, set aside, and let cool.
In a mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks and cooled orange juice mixture together until light and thick. Carefully fold in the mint, whipped cream, and Grand Marnier.
Using a pastry bag or a spoon, pipe the mixture into the orange shells. Freeze for at least 3 hours or until the mixture is firm. Serve garnished with a dusting of cocoa power on top
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
What happened to the two bedbugs that fell in love?
They were married in the spring.
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