SARAH THE GARDENER

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Cement is not essential

Except it is for me…  I need it.  But here in lockdown level 4 the local shops aren’t selling it.  All I can hope is we nip this thing in the bud – and all signs show we can, and…

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Time waits for no man

And it certainly isn’t waiting for this gardener!   I have been in and out of the garden this week, but I can say without a shadow of doubt, I’m not progressing with my spring preparations as quickly as I’d like. …

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Ready for Raspberries

Making the decision to ease back on The Palace which was taking all my time and energy at the expense of all the other spring preparation tasks has been a little liberating.  It allows me to assess the rest of…

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Slow and Steady

To be honest I think the brick saga has had more of an impact on my #MakeMayCount timeline.  Up until the bricks entered my world, I was making great progress, but collecting them was a huge effort and then they…

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Making more work for myself.

During #MakeMayCount, I need to embrace activities that happen beyond the garden and value them as productive time.  Yesterday I spent several hours in the morning doing some computer gardening but found myself getting frustrated at being indoors because I…

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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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