SARAH THE GARDENER

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Rhubarb Cordial

While it was windy the other week, lately it has been so calm than it would be easy to rebuke the naysayers who frequently declared “ohh it will be windy there.”  If you only came to visit once and it…

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Radish Relish

Radish is a quick and easy crop, and this is where the flibbertigibbet of season worked in my favour.  I was late getting them in and ordinarily the weather warms up and then all they do is bolt to seed…

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Back in the garden

It seems like forever since I have been in the garden. Last week I was at the flower show which was exciting and inspiring, and I loved every moment. This week we had a bereavement in the family and while…

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2017 – Oh what a year – huge plot twist at the end, which I didn’t see coming.

Normally at this time of year we look back over the previous twelve months and wax lyrical about the mundane goings in the garden, reminisce over the ordinary and set goals along the lines of ‘must keep on top of…

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The in Between

This is a strange time of year in many ways.  Ordinarily we aren’t here at all, but off beside the sea somewhere soaking in the summer sun and doing some well deserved relaxing after a hard year of hard yakka. …

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Don’t waste water!

I woke in the middle of the night to the sound of rain bouncing off the roof.  Its deep rhythmic nature sent me peacefully back to sleep knowing I wouldn’t need to worry about the garden for a couple of…

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Keep you friends close… and your water closer.

Historically I have been absolutely terrible with keeping plants in pots and containers.   There is so much pleasure and joy found tending the garden that I seem to run out of time for the small pot bound plants, not as…

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And…  Sold

If you had told me nine weeks ago that I would willingly give up my garden I would have told you that you were lying.  I spent a long time dreaming and planning for this season.  I have tomatoes from…

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The B word.

And it isn’t Bug-ger.  Although this is the sentiment of the situation.  You just can’t win with the weather.  This year can easily be described with soggy soggy soggy soggy dry.   And not just any dry, but the one tinged…

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Flowers and Gardens

After much anticipation, I left my country garden and headed into the big city to check out the NZ Flower and Garden Show.  There hasn’t been a garden show on this scale here for a few years, but it takes…

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