SARAH THE GARDENER

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Seasonal stuff

This is always the most challenging time of year in life and in the garden.  As we get closer to Christmas, the pressure mounts.   The start of the month is fraught with the tension of end of year deadlines that…

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Getting the Christmas Spirit Early

Normally my only early thoughts of Christmas are getting the spuds into the garden on time.  Jersey Benne’s take 100 days and so the planting day is 16th September.  Then I turn my back on all things festive until about…

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Merry Christmas

The run up to Christmas has been a little bit hectic, with last minute shopping and a busy work life balance, but I can now finally throw myself into all things Christmas and enjoy the festive season with my family. …

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Christmas Blessings

This growing season hasn’t been the easiest and having the Christmas holidays right in the middle of it all can be a tad problematic, with all the shopping, partying, the end of year rush and general festivities and craziness.   …

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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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