SARAH THE GARDENER

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Spring is Knocking on the door

I have a confession.  I have been holding out on you.  But I wanted it to be a surprise.  You see after the big storm back in April, when the house was still up on jacks, while the foundations underneath…

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Hunting and Gathering Trees

Finally, the weather turned to ‘not rainy’ and my schedule cleared up and I could go tree shopping.   Only I’ve left it a little late.  I knew I had but didn’t realise just how late as all the good stuff…

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Getting Fruity

I have a problem.  I want it all and I want it now.  But there is an ancient Chinese proverb to support me in my pressing desires.  “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.  The next…

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Spuds and stuff.

The garden is coming along nicely, although I would like it to be a touch faster, but there are only so many hours in the day.  I’m still convinced I’ll get there.  Having a teenager help, under duress, is filling…

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A Notable Situation

You only really get one chance at a new start.  And while we have been here since January and work started on the garden in May when the container that held our worldly possessions was emptied into the house and…

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See Ya Winter

Here I am on the doorstep of yet another season and I wonder, where does the time go?  Sometimes I think it would be nice to have hobby that wasn’t so time stamped, as the passing of the seasons is…

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Collecting Lemons

A friend of mine recently shared his lemon harvest with me, to which I was extremely grateful.  Citrus has been my Achilles heel.  I love to use the fragrant fruit in my kitchen in a multitude of ways, but over…

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It’s all staged.

Winter is a long drawn out season with limited opportunity to do some real gardening.  However, I don’t like just sit there and do nothing during these months.  I like to do things that add value to my garden space…

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Foggy Friday

I suppose it makes a change from rain, and there is something mysterious about the fog. But I half expect Scooby Doo and Shaggy to stumble out of it exclaiming “Zoikes”.  All going well it will clear to a nice…

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The Gardenerd Guide to Growing Great Vegetables

I don’t know if you remember a couple of summers ago I hosted an American carrot in my garden.   He wasn’t just any old carrot – Gardenerd was a rather large plush carrot in the midst of a world tour. …

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