SARAH THE GARDENER

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What a whirlwind of a week

Next week is the school holidays.  Not that the teen lads need much attention during the holidays, but the dynamic changes in the household and so any routine I find myself in during normal weekdays just flies out the window. …

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March and A Week Garden Tour

This is a strange time of year.  Daylight savings has ended but it is still warm-ish and we are wandering about our days feeling it should be later than it is, which strangely gives us more time in our days. …

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Tidy up time

(A paid post with the good people from GARDENA NZ) Historically, back in the day I was a bit of a malingerer, I would be slow to clear away the seasons end.  Not because I was lazy, but to acknowledge…

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Hot and Dry

At this time of year, the harvest settles down to a trickle.   And the immediate demands from the garden aren’t nearly as intense as they were a month ago.  Now that we are passed the autumn equinox it is easy…

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Breaking wind

It has been a long and difficult couple of weeks outside of the garden.  Sometimes life is like that but that makes the garden all the more of a sanctuary from all that worries you.  Fortunately, there hasn’t been too…

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Melon Jam

Every year I sow melon seeds with great anticipation.  I like a bit of variety with my melons and I have the room, so I start off with Sugar Baby Watermelon.  It is always reliable and even in a poor…

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Moving slowly into autumn

I have a lot on my computer gardening plate.  But I need to keep my hand in the soil to keep the garden on track and stop my eyes going square in front of the screen.  It is so nice…

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See Ya Summer

Once again summer has come to an end and as usual my monthly video garden tour has been left to the last minute.  It has been a busy time just recently with a lot more doing stuff than documenting the…

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State of the Garden

In order to decide what to grow, (see yesterday’s post) I needed to assess the state of the garden and see what can go where, and what is still lingering.  It is always good to do a state of the…

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Socks and Seeds

I put socks on yesterday.  I’m probably just being a bit namby pamby, but my feet got cold.  Not winter cold by any stretch of the imagination.  But that shock cold when the temperatures you have been used to up…

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