SARAH THE GARDENER

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I have a special visitor.

I love showing people around my garden.  It is my pride and joy.  Although sometimes it is more like a petulant child who refuses to brush his hair before going out in public.  There is always a shirt tail to…

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The Big Spring Clean

The busyness has haunted me for weeks, shadowing my every move.  It has caused me to leave a trail of debris behind me because I have been so focussed that tidying up isn’t thought of as part of the task,…

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Wanna hear a riddle?

Do you know the one about the carrot? Well actually, it is not all that funny.  I take my carrots very seriously indeed.  So while I was still in the construction mood and the throbbing in my thumb from the…

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Did you know carrot tops were once the height of fashion?

I’m not a great florist, largely due to the fact I’m a terrible flower grower.  My flower garden experiment this year has been ‘interesting’ for want of a flattering word that doesn’t exaggerate too much.  The three biggest flaws in…

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Spring turmoil

October is only two and a half days old and it is already a month of extremes.  The first day was gorgeous.  The sky was blue and the sun shone brightly and you could almost feel the summer in the…

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You could say we had a bit of rain…

Not last night but the night before we had a huge storm the wreaked havoc throughout the country.  There were 170km an hour winds and some areas got a month load of rain in a day.  It was pretty wild…

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Check out these whoppers

It’s not often I buy things from the produce section of the supermarket, and usually for very good reason. The other day there were some nicely packaged carrots – hinting at being gourmet, all scrubbed clean and presented beautifully.  The…

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So incredibly knackered…

Last night I was too tired to even lift my fingers to the keyboard.  I have been toiling frantically for two days solid.  I have sore tummy muscles from all the digging (although strangely all the chubby-too-much-cake stuff is still…

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Goats love Kale.

Don’t panic, this isn’t going to be a story of dread, terror and frenzied destruction. Dawn broke this morning on to what I hope will be a perfect day as this day is special.  It’s not any old day –…

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My new notebook

I have bought myself a shiny new notebook.  I love new books. As the blank pages call out to me I always vow and declare I will use my very best handwriting and I won’t dog-ear the pages!  By the…

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