SARAH THE GARDENER

Category: GARDENING


Merry Christmas

The run up to Christmas has been a little bit hectic, with last minute shopping and a busy work life balance, but I can now finally throw myself into all things Christmas and enjoy the festive season with my family. …

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This post is bought to you by the colour green…

… with a few pops of colour thrown in for good measure.   It hasn’t been the easiest season so far, however if I stop focusing on what is making it a struggle and look at the big picture. Or take…

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Ending the year with a virus – how appropriate!

I have a disease in my garden.  I noticed it a few days ago and toyed with the idea of ignoring it, in the hopes that it will go away.  However knowing how dramatically another virus that shall remain nameless…

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Welcome to Summer – the movie

Today is day three of summer and so far we have had one perfect summer day and two miserable ones.  But that lovely day has give me something to cling to.  A horrid grey day can be turned on a…

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Welcome to Summer 2020

It is no surprise in this topsy turvy year that summer is kicking off cold, wet, windy, and miserable.   It’s like it didn’t get the memo or it just doesn’t care.  I don’t mind a bumbling summer that is bit…

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Going large with onions

Well the storm didn’t eventuate, not on the scale the boffins were suggesting.  Well not here anyway.  So, it would seem I battened down the hatches for no real reason.   But it still wasn’t great weather for most of the…

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In the midst of the storm.

So far so good after last night’s wild weather.  I could hear it howling in the night and tried not to worry.  Gone are the days of lying there listening for the sound of a greenhouse falling over, but I…

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The Sweet Spot

Finally I have reached that sweet spot in the garden when everything is planted out and the harvest isn’t quite there yet.  The lull allows me to catch my breath and recover from the frenzied chaos getting all the work…

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Still planting

While I have proven I am excellent at procrastination, I have confirmed without a doubt I have mastered a new skill – under estimating things.  I think I always knew it because there have been a multitude of projects where…

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Half In Half Out

Well the boffins were wrong – it didn’t rain at all this weekend, in fact it hasn’t rained in ages and the top 10 cm of unmulched, unplanted soil is bone dry.  We haven’t had any significant rain in a…

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