SARAH THE GARDENER

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Dry Days

Last week was a strange week.  In fact, it seems we are living in a strange world and there is so much uncertainty than concentrating on anything for too long can seem overwhelming.    But the garden is always a place…

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The Last Day…

Or is it?  Depending on how you look at it today is the last day of summer, or it isn’t.  Going by the meteorological system that divides the seasons by the calendar says today – the last day in February…

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Boldly moving forward

I normally dither about at this time of year, not wanting summer to end and ignoring the need to get the cool season seeds started now before it is too late!  Well not this season.   The sooner summer is behind…

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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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