SARAH THE GARDENER

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What a whirlwind of a week

Next week is the school holidays.  Not that the teen lads need much attention during the holidays, but the dynamic changes in the household and so any routine I find myself in during normal weekdays just flies out the window. …

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Tidy up time

(A paid post with the good people from GARDENA NZ) Historically, back in the day I was a bit of a malingerer, I would be slow to clear away the seasons end.  Not because I was lazy, but to acknowledge…

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State of the Garden

In order to decide what to grow, (see yesterday’s post) I needed to assess the state of the garden and see what can go where, and what is still lingering.  It is always good to do a state of the…

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Now the Year can begin

I have been away on our annual summer break.  I do find Christmas and the summer holiday a tad incompatible with a fully burgeoning garden, however that is an argument for another day and at the end of the day…

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The Strangest Year

2020 was an odd year and to be honest I am pleased it is behind us. January started with pest and disease and turbulent storms in the garden.  Little did I know this would be a metaphor for the entire…

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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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In the midst of the busyness

For some reason this season has been like a problem child, kicking its heels as it staggers along slowly, not really paying attention to where it is going and wilfully ignoring the grown up gardener hand trying to urge it…

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A day in the garden

It was quite an ordinary spring day.  The wind (and Fennel the Cat – she has a very loud meow and wasn’t happy the food she had been served for dinner and let me know about it at 3am) disturbed…

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Making Mulch

(A paid post with the good people from GARDENA NZ) As much as it is still early spring and the weather flip flops between hopefully promising with warm sunny days and a brutal reminder that summer is still a way…

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An Arch to be Rivalled

I have been dabbling a little bit in making my own cold process soap.  It is a bit fun because it reminds me of my time in a previous life working in laboratories.  It is all about weighing out the…

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