SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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The Berry End of the Garden

The fruit section of the garden hasn’t always been a success.  We won’t mention the failure of the new orchard… twice.  I think I need to put together a serious plan before attempting again.  It does hurt my soul to…

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Let the Spring Begin

Day one of a new season and it feels like an opportunity for a fresh start of some sort, so long as I get off on the right foot.  I always start spring on the 1st of September as it…

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Dome Done

I knew it would be a big job, that’s why I’d been putting it off.  I started half heartedly a week ago, just sorting the clutter that had built up on the benches and trying to find homes elsewhere for…

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A lesson in why you shouldn’t procrastinate

So, I’m making great progress with my To Do list. I’ve been ticking off things left, right and centre in the computer gardening department and we can firmly lay that at the feet of the rainy days we had this…

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Week 2 of the last month of winter

The weather has been exceptionally strange – it has felt more like Late Spring than Late Winter.  The boffins are suggesting a bit of a seasonal reset will be happening soon and normal winter conditions will return.  But they have…

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Another new month.

What is it about the passing of time that sets of fear in my heart?  Yet another chunk of my life is passing me by and what am I doing with it?  According to my ever growing ‘to do’ list…

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Pickled Avoidance

I have been determined to get things straightened out ready for the spring.  However, my biggest weakness is procrastination and the bigger the mess the more likely I will put things off.    The most pressing need right now is the…

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