SARAH THE GARDENER

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When does the new season start?

This is always a bit of a grey area as to when the new season starts and the previous one ends.  It makes sense to think that when harvesting stops from plants planted in the spring is a logical end,…

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The state of the Garden   Part Four of Three (or possibly four)

This takes us to the final phase of what I got up to this week.    It got a little muddily towards the end of the week.  The wind died down to just a gentle puff which was lovely.  The first…

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Did the Garden Miss Me?

After being away for 10 days I was champing at the bit to get out into the garden and check out how it fared in my absence.  To be honest I wasn’t really worried as there isn’t much going on…

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Sleepy Gardening

I didn’t sleep well last night.  I woke for no reason at all at 3am and didn’t see the inside of my eyelids again for another hour and a half, and not for lack of trying either.  So, I had…

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Sorting out the cool season garden

After much deliberation I have a plan…  of sorts.  Outlined below is the first half.  These are the beds where there will be no change really as they aren’t part of the crop rotation, so they are easy enough to…

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Keep you friends close… and your water closer.

Historically I have been absolutely terrible with keeping plants in pots and containers.   There is so much pleasure and joy found tending the garden that I seem to run out of time for the small pot bound plants, not as…

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On the edge of excitement

Ohhhh….  Here we are on the eve of the most exciting gardening weekend in the entire calendar.  More exciting that the sweet sensation of that first strawberry, crunch of the first pea or the delight that comes from the first…

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Asparagus is my Rainbow

I don’t know why I was surprised when we returned from a day out to find the garden flooded again.  I wracked my brain to try and remember was the ground sticky when we’d left, or did the inundation happen…

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Before and After

Today was one of those amazing blue sky days that winter graces us with from time to time.  There was not a cloud to be seen and not even a puff of wind.  Out of the shadow a warmth from…

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Comings and Goings

Getting back into the garden has been easy.  It is the deciding what to do that has been the hard part.  Everywhere I look something demands my attention.  There are weeds everywhere and so the places I have managed to…

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