SARAH THE GARDENER

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The Great Leveller

I am champing at the bit to start moving soil, so I can start planting out my winter crops.  But I seem to have an inbuilt self-integrity mode that just won’t allow me to cut corners in the garden.  I…

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Building beds

Sometimes life sweeps you away with what you are doing and you barely notice the passing of time.  That was how this June has been so far.  A hive of activity with the days disappearing into a blur.  I am…

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Laying down in beds

Nature abhors bare earth and who am I to argue with that.  So not long after the bulldozer finished bulldozing I set to work laying out my garden.  It is such a momentous thing.  I have been dreaming about it…

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Looking to the future

It is always the way – you just get to sink your teeth into an exciting project and something comes along and throws a spanner in the works.  We had a productive couple of days with the bulldozer sorting out…

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Breaking ground

Today is a fabulous day.  After months of being gardenless, it is all about to change.  I have dreamed of this moment and can hardly believe it has come.  The container with all our worldly possessions has gone.   I made…

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Temporarily Temporary

The garden is on the move again!  Now the house is kind of under control and in the hands of a good builder, the time is right to focus on other things and in particular the garden.  For the last…

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Come rain or shine

In the final days before I can get stuck into the garden there was one more thing I wanted to know about this new place, so I can garden wisely.   And that is the climate.    We’ve only been here almost…

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Moving House

Things are racing ahead now, just like the year is.  How have we reached May so quickly? It doesn’t seem that long ago we were just embarking on this hair brained scheme.  But it can’t have been that hair brained. …

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Who else lives here?

Aside from us coastal newbies, that is…  It is always good for a gardener to know who will be sharing the land with you.   I got off relatively easily at the last place in the swamp, as there weren’t all…

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Just add loads of the good stuff

Great news, the sun is shining, the builders are back, and things are happening. Although it was a little chilly this morning.  It has just dawned on me that I’ll be building my new garden in the winter.  Well, I…

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