SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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You need a soundtrack to go with my garden.

I have just the thing.  Sometimes you really can’t get a good feel of how a garden is, by just reading about it, you need a birdsong soundtrack and an enthusiastic tour guide – that would be me! So pop…

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Not all onions are the same… apparently.

I have had mixed success over the years, with each lesson learnt the hard way until I got to the point when I knew what I was doing and started to get a bit smart…  you can see where this…

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Summer days are here again.

… well according to the calendar and the lovely image Google has provided when I open a new tab, we are officially in summer.  However the boffins seem to have other ideas and have mixed things up.  Maybe they have…

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