SARAH THE GARDENER

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Final Stages of Spring

With less than a week left of spring, it is pretty much safe to say the garden is all but done.  There are a few bits and pieces left to do, like sort out the flowers – but they don’t…

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New cordial from old strawberries

It might sound sacrilegious this early in the season, but I found myself with a rather large bowl of strawberries in the back of the fridge. I had harvested a mountain of berries before heading out for the evening and…

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Black and white

This week, to distract myself from the chaos in my world right now, I took part in the 7 day black and white challenge on my personal Facebook page.  But once it was complete and I saw the collection I…

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For Sale:  Much loved garden…  with house attached.

This is a bitter sweet moment for me.  I love my garden, but life has a habit of creating change. Ten years ago we were living in the heart of Auckland city with a tiny house – the perfect kind…

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You can’t beat a good mulch

Sometimes you know you need something, but just can’t have it.   So you try your best to make do and manage with what you can, but once you get your hands on something of quality then nothing else will do…

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Almost there

I think this is as close as I will get to a Did…Dah…  moment.  There are still a few empty beds, but I’m working on it.  The grass is cut, most of the plants are in, it hasn’t rained in…

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Something to eat

These days I tend to fall into the bed at the end of the day exhausted.  I have been working hard.  The spring has not been kind to me, but together we fall in to rhythm that seems to work…

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Finer Details

The garden is coming along nicely, but don’t feel like I am in a position to stand back and look at it as a whole.  It just overwhelms me with what still needs to be done.  But taking the time…

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Wishful thinking

Since I have had my wonderful new irrigation system installed in my garden, late last year > you can read about it here <, I have had the pleasure and privilege of using it in a full weekly cycle a…

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Birthday Surprise! 

So much for a glorious long weekend building structures and then planting out the plants that are to be supported by them all season long. Well after the debacle of the cucumber frame, I went to bed scratching my head…

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