SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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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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