SARAH THE GARDENER

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Plans for the week

Ok, it is Tuesday, and I may have started without you, but I think I have formulated a vague plan for the week to get ahead and become spring ready.  According to my countdown to spring giveaway over on my…

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Well, that was a surprise!

After months and months of a relatively normal existence, we find ourselves once again in lockdown.  I trust that our country is doing the right thing to keep us safe as Delta attempts to darken our door.  In the meantime,…

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Time waits for no man

And it certainly isn’t waiting for this gardener!   I have been in and out of the garden this week, but I can say without a shadow of doubt, I’m not progressing with my spring preparations as quickly as I’d like. …

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Making Hay While the Sun Shines

… And hunkering down when it’s not.  It has been a difficult week.  There were days when the sun shone down on us like it was spring and days that felt like winter was making us pay for some unknown…

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A week of two halves.

This week couldn’t have been more contrasting if it tried.  The first 3 days was constant rain, high winds with frequent gusts up to or at 150 km/h, hail coming in sideways and fast, and some thunder and lightning thrown…

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No Hibernation for Me

I have spent a lot of time trying to put all my ducks in a row so I can stay on top of things this winter.   Ordinarily winter is a time to wind down and ease up on the gardening,…

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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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Well that didn’t quite go to plan – I blame it on the worms

Today was an amazing day, the sky was blue, the sun was shining and once it warmed up, it was the perfect gardening day.   Once I took care of everything indoors, I headed outdoors with a plan.  I was going…

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Covering it up

It seemed like such a good idea at the end of last season to grow cover crops on the beds as they came empty, with little thought to my spring self.   So what if they add so much value to…

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