Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Carrot & Zucchini Bars with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Anna loves making this recipe for the class...it's very popular

Carrot & Zucchini Bars with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrot
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, oil, honey, and vanilla. Don’t worry about clumps of the brown sugar, those will dissolve as it sits while you prepare the remaining ingredients. Then fold in the carrot, zucchini, and walnuts
  2. In another bowl combine add the flour, baking powder, ginger, and baking soda. Whisk to blend together.
  3. Add to flour mixture to the wet mixture. Stir just until combined. Spread batter into an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  4. Bake about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  5. Once the cake is cooled prepare the frosting. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the frosting ingredients with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Spread or pipe the frosting over the cooled bars. Makes 36 bars.
Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens.

Garden Classes - Book now for April 2013

Places are running out for April Classes!

So be quick! 

For more details please email Richard at
or ph 0414 573 796 

You too can become a Practical Gardener, just like hundreds of others in the Illawarra area. All you need to do is sign up and attend a month-by-month garden class held by Richard Moran at the Wollongong Wholesale Nursery in Albion Park

FREE GIFTS ON THE DAY and each member receives 20% discount with most items ON THE DAY. Conditions apply...(no further discount on seedlings, herbs, potted colour & mega punnets).

Don't forget to tell your friends.... There's loads of value in these garden classes!
The next four classes for APRIL
are to be held on
13th April and 27th April 2013 
Saturday 13th April 8.30am to 12 Noon & 12.30pm to 4pm 

Saturday 27th April 8.30am to 12 Noon & 12.30pm to 4pm

Cost: $35 per class for 3.5 hrs of fun-while-you-learn
including a tea break to quench your thirst. 
Payment made to Richard (not to the nursery) on the day by cash or cheque. Sorry, no Credit Card or Eftpos available

Bookings are essential by emailing Richard

Program for April garden classes
Introduction to class

1. 10 top jobs to do this month

2 .Annuals and potted colour

3. Vegie guide

4. Vegies being picked now

5. Whose listening in class (names and photos)

6. Tools and basic equipment

7.  Bulbs

8. How to plant brassicas, eg cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage etc

9. Re -visiting the no dig bed to remove weeds and planting of new vegies, plus cultivating techniques. Starting to prepare for winter crops

Tea break (Coffee tea and juice with cakes and biscuits’ supplied)

10. Edible flowers part 1 

11. Nutrient deficiency

12. 12 Bugs that may be bugging you

13. Peas

14. Banksia, Birthday candles

15. Olives  

16. What are we going to propagate this month, from seed, division and cuttings (you get to keep what you propagate?)

17. Plants of the month, Scaevola

18. Yummy tea break recipes

Sponsors this month (Wollongong Wholesale Nursery)

And don't forget each class member receives 20% discount of most things on the day, conditions apply, except seedlings, herbs, potted colour, mega punnets no further discount applies.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

25% off EASTER SALE 2013 - Updated

Easter SALE at Wollongong Wholesale Nursery

* Excluding gift vouchers, no other discounts apply and excludes special customer orders

Yes! You read correctly......
25% off 
the entire range
Wollongong Wholesale Nursery

Hours over Easter are 8am to 5pm
Sale starts 8am Friday 29th March 
ends 5pm Monday 1st April


Don't forget Mother's Day is coming up soon!

25% off 
the entire range

Do you have a worm farm?.....
If not, with the Easter Savings, 
now is an excellent time to set one up.
If you own a dog and already have a worm farm, 
why not set one up to dispose of your pets poo?

Did you know that you can use a worm farm to decompose your pets waste?...all you have to do is set up a new worm farm
 and begin with pet waste.....
if that's all you feed your worms, that's all they will eat. 
Caution though....if you have a large dog.....you will most likely need a larger set up.
So with the huge savings....why not buy two....

Have you planned out your winter veg beds yet? We have the best seed raising mix right here in the Illawarra.... It's the only one we recommend, and we use it all the time at the nursery!

With 25% off the entire range now is a fantastic time to get all those odd jobs finished in time for winter....
Here at Wollongong Wholesale Nursery we have a huge range of bulk items to help touch up your garden beds.

Ever thought about a vertical garden? 
Here's a quick easy way to achieve just that!

There's loads of new stock arriving daily,
so check out all the plants outside...

What about some garden furniture....
do you have a quiet space; somewhere to sit
and contemplate the world....

We have a great variety of cacti too....

There's and an abundance of seedlings and herbs to get you started...

Don't forget to add lots of colour to your garden
to help attract the bees....

With 25% off all stock, stock up on bulbs....
it's the perfect time to be planting them now.

With 25% off the retail price of ANY water feature....
There's sure to be one that suits your garden!

While your setting up your water feature, think about the frogs that you could be attracting to your garden too.

There's also a huge range for the lover of indoor plants.....

and statues too....

I mentioned Mother's Day earlier...it's not long now....
I bet Mum would love a terrarium....or maybe an air fern like these 


Take a walk around the gift shop, 
there's plenty in there for everyone... 
and remember...
25% off everything

There's birthday gifts too.....

and children are covered........

There's something for everyone....

For all your gardening needs and accessories....
You'll find it all right here at
Wollongong Wholesale Nursery 

New Stock arriving daily...

25% off every item in stock

Check out the unusual.....try growing your own peanuts

There's loads of fruit, nuts and berry trees
Or Pecans just to name a few.....

Why not Dwarf Banana plants..... 

Want to block out your neighbors? 
Try clumping Bamboo
There's a great range right here at the nursery...


What about Mediterranean cooking....
or zesty citrus.... 

What ever you do while your here....look around, you never know who may be watching YOU!!
Check out this local resident catching some rays of sun.....

And take some time out to discover the

Remember... 4 days only
25% off every item in stock
Even on our wholesale plants