SARAH THE GARDENER

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The Strangest Year

2020 was an odd year and to be honest I am pleased it is behind us. January started with pest and disease and turbulent storms in the garden.  Little did I know this would be a metaphor for the entire…

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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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This post is bought to you by the colour green…

… with a few pops of colour thrown in for good measure.   It hasn’t been the easiest season so far, however if I stop focusing on what is making it a struggle and look at the big picture. Or take…

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Ending the year with a virus – how appropriate!

I have a disease in my garden.  I noticed it a few days ago and toyed with the idea of ignoring it, in the hopes that it will go away.  However knowing how dramatically another virus that shall remain nameless…

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Welcome to Summer – the movie

Today is day three of summer and so far we have had one perfect summer day and two miserable ones.  But that lovely day has give me something to cling to.  A horrid grey day can be turned on a…

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Welcome to Summer 2020

It is no surprise in this topsy turvy year that summer is kicking off cold, wet, windy, and miserable.   It’s like it didn’t get the memo or it just doesn’t care.  I don’t mind a bumbling summer that is bit…

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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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Spreading the love

With the summer holidays fast approaching the lawn becomes more than the grassy area between the house and the garden.  Being the only flat area of land we actually have, it is quite useful.  It started out flat and grassy…

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Change Comes Quickly

There has been an imperceptible shift in the garden.  Up until this point I feel like I have been managing tender young seedlings, doing what I can to nurture them into independence.  They have been scrawny, scrappy and poorly and…

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Aftermath

We are now in summer and I was hoping to put all my troubles behind me.  Of the first four days of the season, there hasn’t been much to complain about except a two-hour window of intense craziness on Tuesday….

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