SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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I think I broke the drought!

We haven’t had any rain in absolutely ages.  In January we had 40mm of rain and while it felt like it was a wet and miserable summer only 10 rainy days were actually wet and most of it came from…

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Normal is actually good, even if it means you may get wet!

I’m sitting here listening to the sound of a steady, but not too heavy rain falling.  It just seems a little odd.  We have had very little rain since December and there are all these reports about how dry the…

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We are still waiting for a little bit of rain…

The problem with a drought is it sucks not only all the moisture from the air, but it somehow sucks all your energy too.  It’s hot outside, it’s only around 25°C but it feels like a million, and after weeks…

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I think that is what you call success…

Finally after years of attempting to grow melons – I have succeeded.  Admittedly they are on the small side – the very small side and if you compare it to a shop bought one they look like ping pong balls…

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You can’t have it both ways.

There are two schools of thought when determining the official change of the seasons.  Some folks believe it should be on the equinox which by my reckoning means we still have 21 more days of balmy summer days. But the…

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What rain? I must have imagined it.

After two days of heavy rain and unforgiving wind, the weather has settled back down to what it was before as though the rain aberration didn’t even happen at all.  It’s gone all hot and muggy which is making any…

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My garden doesn’t need me… sob sob sob

It’s hot.  I mean really hot.  We are officially in a drought.  The boffins have number crunched and apparently January normally gets about 60mm of rain, I guess that’s why looking back over past summers all I remember is dashed…

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Finally order has been restored.

Boy I have been working really hard in the garden.  After I considered and then quickly discarded the idea of hiring a bulldozer, I sat down and wrote myself a list – a very long list, of all it would…

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