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For the week of: Wednesday25th October 2006
WHAT?S BEEN HAPPENING?:
Labour weekend has come and gone, and it's two months until Christmas! The weather has been some what unsettled. Frost this morning. Leaves the gardens and gardeners a bit slow. We still have plenty of tomato plants for sale and we feel we haven't hit the peak yet. Main crop potatoes should be in and early crop are getting tested. Small seed - Carrots, Parsnips and Whitestone Turnips, time for planting. Vege seedlings planted now will be ready for Christmas, lettuce especially as salad weather is coming. Runner, French and ButterBean plants ready and Celery and Brussel Sprouts planted now will mature in the autumn. Best colour at the moment, geraniums, fuchsias, pelargoniums and new in stock carnations named varieties. Plenty of shrubs still flowering, Rhododendrons extra good, Viburnums, Lily of the vally and flowering cherries all flowering, Maples in new leaf, and Magnolias. Lavenders have been popular this spring again and we have large grade in full flower. Deciduous Azaleas, vibant orange and yellow, looking good and extra special standard Rhodo, Lems Cameo in flower. Tree peonys in colour.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Weeds and bugs are two major pests that are starting to show. Get onto controlling them before they multiply. Organize and repair watering systems, they will be needed soon. Get the glasshouse full, Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Capsicums can all go in now. Spread plenty of fertilizer around, this new growth needs it. Good gardening
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
With this weeks issue of the Diacks weekly newslaeeter, Strawberrys are $1, normaly $2
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: Feathered Poppy.
Last weeks winner: Susan Stretton.
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
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From only $2.95 each!
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Id love some of this.
Blueberry Coffee Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cups vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberry
Sugar Topping (see recipe below)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, vegetable oil, milk, and egg. fold in blueberries.
Pour into an ungreased 8-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle Sugar Topping onto top of cake batter. Bake, uncovered, 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Makes 8 servings.
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a medium bowl with a pastry blender or two knives. cut butter into sugar, flour, and cinnamon until well blended
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Did you hear about the man who went to the doctor with a lettuce in his ear, beetroot on his chin and a carrot up his nose? 'whats wrong with me?' the man cried. ;It's obvious, isn't it?' replied the doctor. ' You're not eating properly!'
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