SARAH THE GARDENER

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Blast from the past: Summer is a white rabbit.

I can be a bit forgetful at times, which is why I try to be so good with my plant labels and by writing down what I’ve done at the end of each day. When I’m not using my automatic…

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The Blue Mountains are indeed blue!

I had always assumed Australia was a hot dry arid place with killer snakes hanging out of every tree!  Not that I’d ever spent significant time in Australia to form these opinions for myself, aside from a bit of urban…

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I think I broke the drought!

We haven’t had any rain in absolutely ages.  In January we had 40mm of rain and while it felt like it was a wet and miserable summer only 10 rainy days were actually wet and most of it came from…

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If I shut my eyes – I could so easily fool myself.

Today is so lovely.  It is hot, not height of summer hot, but warm enough to say “gosh, it’s hot out there.”  The sky is blue but is dotted with clouds.  However not enough to cling to the thought that the…

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I thought about putting on socks!

BANG – it’s autumn.  It is like someone has just flipped a switch.  I woke at my usual time, although admittedly for the last week or so I have been sleeping a little longer, and was shocked to find it…

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Summer can you please come again – I must have been out when you called.

It was hot yesterday.  The kind of heat that leaves you feeling sticky, grumpy and really lethargic.  The sky was blue and the wind was far from a cooling breeze as its warmth did nothing to ease the discomfort of…

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I feel ever so slightly violated

Actually that’s a bit harsh – possibly quite harsh.  But I have had my shed broken into and there was damage and things have been taken, and they have left their poop in my shed and so now it stinks! …

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It’s raining again.

It’s quite funny because I seem to go on about the rain a lot and so anyone would be led to believe it is a very soggy autumn.  But alas this is not the case.  Since the seasons changed we…

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Who flipped the switch?

This time last week it was hot and muggy.  So hot we slept with the door open (if you are reading this and you are a burglar contemplating robbing us blind – we very rarely sleep with everything  unlocked to…

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Normal is actually good, even if it means you may get wet!

I’m sitting here listening to the sound of a steady, but not too heavy rain falling.  It just seems a little odd.  We have had very little rain since December and there are all these reports about how dry the…

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