SARAH THE GARDENER

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Things to do in the garden

I didn’t do anything in the garden for two main reasons. Number one – The temperature dropped quite dramatically.  We have been used to a quite balmy 15°C average so far through most of the winter and when the sun…

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Anti-climax or blessing?

We didn’t get our snow.  In fact we didn’t even get any clouds. How can you have snow without clouds?  Even the wind was gentle with just the hint of a chill.  I think the second half of the storm…

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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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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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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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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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This time next week we will officially be in the season of spring.

The change of season happens with the back end of August, so I have five days left dwell in the dying days of winter.  The weather is supposed to be a mixed bag of rain, sun, and cold and then…

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A is for Asparagus and Artichoke

If some of my plants were animals I would have been reported to the SPCA! They are sorely neglected and are only just noticeable in among a thriving crop of weeds. But it’s not my fault – really… Asparagus, Globe…

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