SARAH THE GARDENER

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Yet another crop rotation conundrum

To be honest you really can’t tell you are going to run into problems until you run into problems.   But having said that, I should have foreseen this one as I grow brassicas all year round so, they are going…

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Getting better

It has been well over a week since I felt ‘normal’.  Actually, I never feel normal, let me rephrase that.  It has been well over a week since I felt well.  This cold has really taken its toll on me. …

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Seeds and bugs

The first seeds of the season have been sown, with love and care and great expectation. But then disaster struck.  Actually, it isn’t as bad as that, but it is extremely frustrating.  I have picked up some kind of cold…

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The wind is roaring

The weather has turned.  Up until recently it was mild, even possibly warm.  The sun shone for more days than it rained to the point the experts were concerned about impending summer drought as the reservoirs were at a similar…

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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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