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For the week of: Wednesday22nd November 2006
WHAT?S BEEN HAPPENING?:
Beautiful day today after all the wind and rain, we're ready for some good weather. Good chance to do some spraying today, greenfly on the roses and weeds in the driveway. Lawns need another top dress to keep them fresh as they go to seed at this time of year. So keep them well mowed. Rhododendrons have been extra good this year with all the moisture. There's still many flowering and with so much new growth, our plants in the nursery have doubled in size in the last month. Vege gardens are starting to produce now. Broadbeans are starting to fill out and the first of the new potatoes have been dug. Still a few tomatoes selling for replacements. We have potted bigger plants if you want something instant. Still seed potatoes although some varieties have sold out. We still have got supplies for Christmas planting for Easter ,aturity. Best colour at the moment are annuals. Marigolds and Petunias, Perennials are all flowering, Geraniums, Daisies, Fushsias, all good instant colour for pots. Lots of giftware arriving everyday with Christmas next month. Be in to get your gift vouchers and gifts for the gardeners in your family. We sell vouchers redeemable anywhere in New Zealand.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Get your annuals planted out for colour over summer. Work over the vege garden and replace anything thats been harvested. Feed and string up tomatoes, they need constant attention over the next couple of months. Fertilize roses, they're starting to flower now. It's a busy time to keep everything tidy. Good Gardening.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
Free wolf gloves valued at $14.99 with every wolf tool.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Back in stock. NEEM COLR. Makes up to 50 litres.
FRUIT OF THE WEEK COMPETITION:
Diacks have a new section to our weekly newsletter. There will be a fruit of the week and you are able to win this tree/bush just by entering your favoutie recipe for this fruit. This is open to all across NewZealand and will be couriered free of charge to the lucky winner.
This weeks recipe is for the Blackberries.
Last week winner was : Anni Morris
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: Cerinthe Major
Last weeks winner: Joyce Ward.
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
How anout a Christmas gift for your pet? Large selection of cat and dog pet
toys in now! From only $1.98 upwards.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Fruity Blueberry Self Saucing Pudding
An easy to prepare traditional dessert that the whole family will love!
2 cups self rising flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
grated rind one lemon
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
375g Blueberry Jam
1 cup boiling water
1. Sift the flour and sugar into a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture forms coarse crumbs.
2. Blend the egg and milk together and pour into the dry ingredients. Mix together gently.
3. Scatter the blueberries over the base of a well-greased 2 litre capacity pie dish. Dot the batter on top.
4. Mix the Craig's Blueberry Jam with the hot water and pour carefully over the top of the batter.
5. Bake at 180oC for 40-45 minutes until the pudding is golden and well risen. Stand for 5 minutes before serving as the sauce is very hot.
Serve hot with ice-cream or whipped cream
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: What do you get if you cross a Centipede with a parrot?
A: A walkie - talkie!.
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