SARAH THE GARDENER

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Why we don’t call ‘autumn’ ‘fall’.

Because it could easily be mistaken for an instruction.   And taking a fall in the garden is less than ideal, as I have just experienced! This weekend I have been working on Room Two in The Palace Garden and I…

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A fresh wind is blowing through

In typical style for out here on the wild west coast, this week’s storm’s last hurrah is wind!  There are still a few spotty showers, but the wind right now is averaging around 50 km/h with the inevitable stronger gusts.    …

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The rains came!

Finally, after 6 weeks without decent rain (not counting the pitiful amount that arrived 4 days after the 115mm deluge), and enduring higher than normal temperatures, the dry spell has been broken.   This has been looming tentatively on the weather…

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Clearing the Air

After a few weeks of unbearable heat and oppressive humidity, things were feeling quite dire.  The only time the temperatures were low enough to do anything sensible in the garden was briefly in the morning before being driven away with…

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A Day in the Life of Me

Today was a good day.  Yesterday, not so much.  MS doesn’t cope well in the heat, and it is inclined to drag me down with it, especially if I’ve done too much in the previous days.  I can end up…

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Rinse and Repeat

And just like that we are at the start of a new year, with the festive holiday season behind us and the months ahead stretching out like a blank canvas.  Aside from a smattering of dates beginning to fill the…

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Merry Christmas

It has been a hard year of ups and downs but when you have a large bowl of strawberries for the festive table all is forgiven. Merry Christmas to Everyone and have a Safe and Abundant New Year. Love from…

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Seasonal stuff

This is always the most challenging time of year in life and in the garden.  As we get closer to Christmas, the pressure mounts.   The start of the month is fraught with the tension of end of year deadlines that…

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Shrouded in Love

When you move to a new spot it can take a while to get the hang of the new environment and adjust your technique and style to the new conditions.   For the most part I have been quite happy with…

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Sunny Days are Here Again

After a period of life getting in the way of the garden with its dodgy weather, emotionally anxious pandemic, teens and exam related stress and non gardening computer related activities, the pendulum swung back in my favour.  All it took…

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