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For the week of: Wednesday8th November 2006
WHAT?S BEEN HAPPENING?:
Not much with the changeable weather and snow not far away. Everyone has put their coats back on, imagine how the plants feel. Thank goodness for glasshouses and tunnelhouses, at least we can garden undercover. Tomatoes are still growing, some flowering and even fruiting. So all is not lost. Potatoes enjoy the moisture. The early crops are maturing now. Flower gardens are being planted. We have supplies of most varieties of annuals ready, some even in flower. Roses are starting to bud up. Make sure you come in and get the new rose, White Romance, now available. Rhodos are flowering now, come and select from our wide range when you can see them in colour. Best trees at the moment are Laburnum in flower, Maples in leaf, Viburnums and even some Cornus flowering. Best colour are the Geraniums, Pelargoniums and Fuchsias for pots. Still plenty of vege plants, Celery, Runner Beans, Green and Butter Dwf Beans also available. Don't forget to get your Carrots and Parsnips in soon, a few Radishs and White Stone Turnips.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING?:
Keep the weeds down, a good hand hoe on a hot day or roundup for those big areas. Greenfly searching, they've found their way into the glasshouse already. Planting out flower beds and baskets. Digging the early potatoes, YUM! Harvesting early lettuces, cabbage and plant some more. Call in for your free copy of lets get gardening. Summer Issue.
THIS WEEKS SPECIAL:
25% off all Sloggers garden shoes.
25% off all door mates.
THIS WEEKS PRODUCT:
Tomset - Tomato setting spray, earlier ripening, full trusses, more fruit, less seed, promotes a full set of trusses, tomatoes swell more rapidly and ripen quickly, firm, good shape and colour.
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 courierd free of charge to the lucky winner.
This weeks recipe is for the Raspberry
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: Kaka Beak
Last weeks winner: Lindsay and Janice
SUPERSAVE PET DEPOT:
Xtra large feeders - was $79.98, now $31.98. Suitable for dogs/avaries/hens
ect. Holds approx 20lt.
Pet groomer - The four steps to successful grooming. Wash, Dry, Comb and Clip. was $84.99, now only $62.98
Organic pet food - Feline formula with organic ingredients. All natural, vet recommended formula with added vitamins and minerals. Only $23.98
Don't forget free bacon flavour gravi with every purchase, while stocks last. Be sure to ask for it.
RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 eggs, beaten and room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk, room temperature
7 tablespoons butter
1 or 2 green tart cooking apples, thinly slices
Preheat oven to 400° F. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs, salt, flour, and milk; beat until batter is smooth.
In a large heavy ovenproof frying pan or a cast-iron skillet over medium heat, melt butter, turning pan to cover sides. Add apples and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mixture. Stir and let cook for 5 minutes.
Pour batter over apples into pan and bake 25 minutes or until puffed above sides of the pan and lightly browned. Remove by flipping upside down onto a serving platter (apples and cinnamon will be on top). Serve immediately.
Makes 2 servings
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
Q: What do you call an Avocado that moves?
A: An Avocargo!.
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