SARAH THE GARDENER

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Tidy up time

(A paid post with the good people from GARDENA NZ) Historically, back in the day I was a bit of a malingerer, I would be slow to clear away the seasons end.  Not because I was lazy, but to acknowledge…

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Hot and Dry

At this time of year, the harvest settles down to a trickle.   And the immediate demands from the garden aren’t nearly as intense as they were a month ago.  Now that we are passed the autumn equinox it is easy…

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Breaking wind

It has been a long and difficult couple of weeks outside of the garden.  Sometimes life is like that but that makes the garden all the more of a sanctuary from all that worries you.  Fortunately, there hasn’t been too…

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Melon Jam

Every year I sow melon seeds with great anticipation.  I like a bit of variety with my melons and I have the room, so I start off with Sugar Baby Watermelon.  It is always reliable and even in a poor…

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Moving slowly into autumn

I have a lot on my computer gardening plate.  But I need to keep my hand in the soil to keep the garden on track and stop my eyes going square in front of the screen.  It is so nice…

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Monday Message:

Staying busy is a great way to keep your mind from the worries of the world for a while. While in lock down it is so tempting to be glued to each and every update that comes in, seemingly by…

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This is not normal

Although for many ways for me it still feels a little normal.  Because I’m not a great extrovert and so staying at home and potting about in my garden is my favourite thing to do.  So, I ordinarily I don’t…

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Monday Message:

Do what you can to stay safe. 💚 It is indeed strange times.  I’m doing well.  It hasn’t reached into my area yet, but everyone is cautious.  My community is being sensible and there is food in the supermarket and seedlings…

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Looking its best

I have a garden group visiting the garden today, probably the last for a while. But I do love having groups coming to visit, first and foremostly to share the garden love, as there is always the opportunity for it…

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Monday Message:

You should always grow at least one thing you’ve never grown before. You never know – you might find a new LOVE. This season I’ve grown Lady Godiva pumpkin, grown for the seeds not the flesh. It is almost too…

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