SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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Allotment Challenge

Now there is something cool sweeping the You Tube gardening community – a nominate / pay it forward / answer 10 questions kind of thing, but it is a bit of fun and is bringing the community together and I…

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Growing up in the city

As a kid who grew up in suburbia in a small provincial town that only just met the size definition of a city, like many people from previous generations, I was blessed enough experience the freedoms of a large back…

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Is change afoot or will it be the same old same old?

Caught in the ‘in between’ week, this year, with just days to spare, and a whole new year set to take its place.  It isn’t difficult to begin navel gazing and thinking about how next year is going to be…

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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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Last chance to like broad beans.

It is official.  I do not like them here, I do not like them there.  Not with a fox or in a box.  Not in a tree and not even if they are free.  Not roasted, grilled, fried or BBQ’ed. …

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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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Guilt free in the garden.

I wake up at night in a sweat.  My pumpkins.  My poor pumpkins.  They are bound and constrained in their pots.  They should be free.  I lie there and worry about finding time to give them their freedom before it…

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Summer seems to be treating me well

So far so good.  It would seem the boffins found the summer switch and turned it on.  One week we were wrapped up warm in beanies and socks with overnight lows of 9C and then the next week it was…

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