SARAH THE GARDENER

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Soggy is the new ….

I was trying to think of something funny and witty for my title.  But soggy is not good, but is the present state of my garden.  I’m not really all that happy about it.  I got so used to finally…

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Bear with me while I moan about the weather.

To be completely honest, it hasn’t been all bad.  The last couple of days have been ok.  Monday was one of those amazing blue sky days and today the fog. When it eventually lifted it gave us a nice-ish day…

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It can’t be a frost outside, winter is still three days away!

And I wasn’t ready for it.  I had my eye out for it, as everywhere south of us had snow.  We never get snow, but I don’t know if I should be happy about this or not.  I’ve never had…

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Investing in a colourful future

We are now closer to the start of winter than we are to the end of summer, and just to prove the point wintery weather made its presence felt as if to taunt us like some kind of bully.  “I…

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Is there such thing as too many tomatoes?

Well that was a close shave.  After all the warnings from the Civil Defence via the media, we were all set for Cyclone Pam to wreak havoc, and after all the tragedy it caused in Vanuatu, it left a lot…

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I have to be the luckiest gardener in the world!

I woke up this morning to my wonderful family bearing gifts.  This isn’t something they do often – just once a year.  I got loads of cool stuff but they saved the best to last.  A shiny new Gardena 6…

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Winter, you have had your turn – go away

If you look at stereotypical images of spring it is always blue skies and perfectly formed flowers and blossoms, delicate seedlings and maybe a gentle shower or two.  I would have a hard job capturing any image that even remotely…

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A multiple choice heading: A) This is a strange storm; B) I gave the mice too much credit; C) The worst cake ever!

As far as storms go – it has been quite sunny.  There have been loads of rainbows, loads of strong winds and loads of that big fat raindrop rain, thunder and lightning and we got hail – loads of hail! …

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This summer is beginning to push me to my limits!

We had a freak wind rip into the garden today, bringing with it some nasty rain. The wind jostled all my corn but worst of all was what it did to my tomatoes.  This year, at great expense, I upgraded…

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Oh what a night… or more aptly Oh what a nightmare.

I am soooo tired.  Last night was possibly the most horrible period of darkness we have had in ages.  On the grand scheme of global disasters then our night was completely insignificant – but to us in the midst of…

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