SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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You can’t have it both ways.

There are two schools of thought when determining the official change of the seasons.  Some folks believe it should be on the equinox which by my reckoning means we still have 21 more days of balmy summer days. But the…

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I’m supposed to be doing other things.

But it’s cold and I can’t seem to focus.  Well –it’s not actually that cold – I’m just a bit of a sook today.  To give me a tiny bit of credit, there was a frost this morning, but now…

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Rain – it’s never there when you need it!

For the last week it has been windy and raining with heaps of scary thunder and lightning.  The ground went all soggy and boggy.  Then finally the clouds cleared – well enough to create the illusion of an end to…

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Mother’s day is a moveable feast at our place!

A wee pop up from my calendar popped up today:  Go and take a photo of the garden.  It’s a little something I started last month.  I am determined to take a photo of the garden – as it is,…

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I am so cross with myself!

I’m such an idiot.  There I was the other night bleating on about how cold it was and taking lots of photos to prove it, when I should have been out there protecting my vulnerable plants with frost cloth!  But…

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The first fire of the season has been lit in the fire place.

You only have to take one look about outside this evening to know it’s going to be a cold one.  There is very little cloud about and the moon is already out, trying to outshine the sun and it’s not…

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Autumn is doing what autumn does.

It’s been raining; a cross between drizzly and fat heavy drops with bursts of sunshine in between.  But it’s not cold, not really.  Besides the house is being warmed by the processing of golden quince orbs into jars of deep…

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