SARAH THE GARDENER

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Monday Message:

On a Tuesday…  again. Same same but different.  Stay home, stay safe.  Shop local, shop sensible. This is a still a weird old time.  The Monday Message is on a Tuesday because we had a public holiday on Monday and…

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Monday Message

As the days grow cooler, the love of a good chilli can add some heat! I have plenty to choose from in my garden – cayenne, jalapeno, padron (gone too far to be a playful game of spicy roulette –…

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Monday Message:

…  On a Tuesday. The weather outside might be terrible, but all storms pass eventually. Today is really stormy – it was yesterday too.   You really feel it out here exposed on the coast.  The garden seems to be holding…

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What to grow when you don’t have ‘proper’ supplies

I had the pleasure of chatting to the lovely Sam and Julia on Newstalk ZB this morning and one of the things we talked about was things that can be growing things from the kitchen when you don’t have ‘proper’…

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Monday Message:

Find a new rhythm and look for a new normal. It is strange times indeed.  Daylight savings finished the other day and it made no difference – I didn’t need to be anywhere so time is almost irrelevant.   Even the…

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The harvest waits for no one

I have been rather busy lately.   I am fortunate in that my workloads and deadlines haven’t changed and writing about gardening is just as popular as it ever was.  So, I have been tucked away in my office or creating…

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Party time

I love a good party as much as the next person, but when you are the host, there is a lot of work behind the scenes that needs to happen to make sure the event runs smoothly.  If you get…

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Change of plans… again

But that is the beauty of the garden – it is completely forgiving.  Plans can be made, but nothing is set in concrete – except the things actually set in concrete like fence posts!  Over the last year I have…

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Glazed Above

My greenhouse journey has been long and arduous, fraught with horrifying drama – mostly occurring as a shock to the bank balance!  To be honest I’m not sure how much it cost and really don’t want to know.  So after…

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Raining there not here

Our water tank has a little red ball poking out of the top.  It should be on a long stick as the internal part is floating on the surface of the water letting us know just how much we have…

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