SARAH THE GARDENER

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Opps I’m Late

I told myself that I would take a weekly photo of the garden and post it on a Wednesday because the garden is growing so fast that the monthly one just isn’t enough to do it justice.  Since I made…

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Boy have I got news for you…

For those of you who don’t know…  I’ve written a book.  A proper one.  A year’s worth of my blogs and stories from a garden blogging competition has been turned into a book.  Its called “The Good Life  four glorious…

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I feel like I have been dragged through a raspberry bush backwards!

My poor raspberries…  Oh how I neglect you.  Last year I moved my raspberries from the orchard, to the veggie patch as you really need to keep a constant watch over them, especially at harvest time, when you really need…

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It’s okay … We’re alright … It was only a mild volcanic eruption!

Today we had an eruption, but it was a bit of a “go nowhere” eruption – it was only a big ash plume – no rocks the size of mini’s being tossed or bubbling hot lava and the main bit…

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There are only 16 days left in spring…

And I still haven’t finished planting out the garden.  I feel like I am in some kind of race against time to get it all done.  Most of the time the weather is my friend and it is warm and…

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“Muuummm….. there is a goat on the deck….!”

And sure enough there was.  Somehow she managed to escape our best efforts to keep her restrained and found herself wandering freely about the place.  So decided to come and see us in the house.  The problem is the route…

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I’ve bean procrastinating!

I am almost there.  There is only one bed left to sow.  Everything else is planted and sown.  All the beds are full and should be displaying a “No Vacancy” sign.  Although most beds don’t look full as the seedlings…

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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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