SARAH THE GARDENER

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Merry Christmas

Gosh, how have we found ourselves here on the Eve of Christmas.  This season has whizzed by in the whirl of excitement, anticipation, joy, busyness, a touch of disappointment – my beans haven’t come up, wind, rain and sunshine.  Time…

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The festive season is encroaching on my garden!

I’d love to say all is hunky dory down in my garden however – that would be a delusion.   It is one thing to have a wonderful garden that is bursting into life and on the verge of delivering…

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How the Garden made Christmas Special

After weeks of frenzied activity I have awoken to a beautiful blue sky day that already has a bit of heat in it.   It is going to be a glorious day.  It will be a fabulous Boxing Day.  Christmas, unfortunately…

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A magical drink for Christmas day

I was quite brave as I headed down to my poor neglected orchard to check on things.  The grass was chest height the seed heads were loaded with itch inducing pollen.  But it had to be done – I didn’t…

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Twas just days before Christmas

And all through the garden Not a weed was stirring not even tbe dock And the vines were staked and tied In hopes that red tomatoes would soon be here The potatoes were asleep in their bed As visions of…

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How we do Christmas – kiwi style!

Although the weather is still playing unfair, with gloomy grey skies, trapping hot muggy heat beneath the clouds,  This isn’t festive weather, we prefer our heat a little drier and our skies a little bluer.  But Christmas is coming and…

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PHOTO DAY 10: Mystery

Brief:  share an image that creates a sense of mystery. This weekend I am at a Christmas Market, although I still feel it is way too early to be thinking about Christmas.  I’m a kinda two weeks before kind of girl….

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Someone stuck a festive period in the middle of my growing season.

I spend all winter dreaming of my perfect garden.  I put things in place to improve on last year.  Mistakes were learnt from.  I carefully selected seeds and dug sodden, cold dirt and carefully removed all trace of weed so…

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It may have been silly to promise to blog every day in the silly season!

A round of Christmas doos, a nativity play, excessive amounts of shopping (and we’re still not done) alongside the general management of life has meant not only has the garden been neglected, but so has the talking about it! So…

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Today is a momentous day – its potato day!

Every year I mark in my calendar this day, having specially counted back from the harvest date so I know they will be perfect for harvesting on the right day and today my calendar popped up with a reminder:  plant…

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