SARAH THE GARDENER

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So incredibly knackered…

Last night I was too tired to even lift my fingers to the keyboard.  I have been toiling frantically for two days solid.  I have sore tummy muscles from all the digging (although strangely all the chubby-too-much-cake stuff is still…

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I didn’t mean to neglect my garden…

If there is a bad time for a gardener to go on holiday then I would say it was either at the height of the harvest or two weeks before the last frost date.  We went away during the last…

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I had a little lemon tree…

It has been about five years since we began out rural adventure and one of the first things I did was purchase a lemon tree and planted it in orchard area.  As the orchard filled with all manner of fruiting…

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I HATE MY GREENHOUSE…

… With a passion.  I hate it so much. I hate its stupid flimsy aluminium frame held together with crappy bolts that don’t hold together.  I hate its supposedly wonderful new generation polycarbonate panels that just crack and perish under…

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The sweet blessing of rain.

I never in a million years would be guessed that I would be pleased to see rain, so soon after the recent weeks of heavy rain and sodden soil.  But I am. Just a few short weeks ago we were…

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It’s been a bit of a broken week….

I keep breaking things!  I broke a blueberry, a new tool, broke my budget, broke a nail and very nearly broke Hubby the Un-Gardener! Spring is really starting to kick in, the days are getting much warmer, although a sudden…

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I grew mulch!

I have come up with a novel way of sourcing mulch for my garden and I’m so excited! I have always been a bit flummoxed when it comes to mulch.  I understand the importance of it – to keep weeds…

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A weed by any other name

The sun shined almost all day today.  Once I was forced to shelter in the greenhouse and the other time the drops were so fat I thought that is was probably set in for the day so I came inside,…

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The rat that drowned.

I haven’t been in the garden for ages – not since I managed to mow on the weekend.  Hang on – that was only five days ago!  It feels so much longer.  But not being able to garden for five…

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Goats love Kale.

Don’t panic, this isn’t going to be a story of dread, terror and frenzied destruction. Dawn broke this morning on to what I hope will be a perfect day as this day is special.  It’s not any old day –…

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