SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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Yellow

This post has been bought to you by the colour yellow, with a touch of blue thrown in for good measure. If you were to think of spring, the colour that immediately springs to mind is green.  All that fresh…

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I need more Broad Beans!

Ok, so I spent ages planning my garden and working out where everything will go based on it’s ultimate size and spacing requirements.   I often tell people, once you have planned your garden then that’s pretty much it – if…

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Fret not – Plants don’t hurry

I love tradition and fanfare.  Any excuse for a celebration and I’m all over it.  We need these things to mark the passage of time as life rolls around too fast.  And it is with this thought bouncing around firmly…

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Keeping things warm

With spring starting tomorrow I can hardly contain my excitement.  The weather is settled and being kind.  Well if you don’t count the 48 hour period last week that delivered over three and a half inches of nonstop rain.  This…

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Spring has come early

With 9 days left of winter, you would easily believe spring is already here.  The weather has been settled for over a week, with gentle frosts most mornings, and balmy afternoons that almost have you shed your jumper in favour…

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YooooHoooo – where are you?

This has to be the most frustrating time of the whole season.  After much anticipation I finally sowed my pepper seeds.  These are the first seeds to find themselves lovingly placed in seed raising mix in preparation for my summer…

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Fake it until you make it

There was a break in the weather, so I decided to crack on regardless of the muddy, floody grass around the garden.  The raised beds themselves had drained nicely, so the soil structure around the garden just had to take…

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