SARAH THE GARDENER

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Safe travels over the rainbow bridge

It is a bit of a sad day for us here.  Our magnificent Snowy the Goat peacefully passed away while receiving her last cuddle. She has been a constant in our lives for the last eleven years.  When we got…

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Off to a great start.

The tomatoes are off to a great start.  As usual I started too many seeds.  I have decided this stems from a fear of something going wrong at the seedling stage and when it comes time to planting out I…

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Dealing with Kale

Kale is a staple in our garden.  I wouldn’t say it is a staple in our kitchen but every now and again it turns up in a dish and we are pleased that we have it in the garden.  The…

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I blame Spring for everything

The updates here are slim right now and I can only offer excuses.  Firstly, a lot of what has been going on in the garden has been rather same samey, which can come across as repetitive and boring.  I’m not…

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Bring on Spring

Spring has sprung and I think this time I’m ready for it.  This is largely due to the amazing weather we had as winter drew to a close.  I feel like it was a bit of an apology for being…

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A spring garden tour

The garden is at that crucial point in the new season where almost everything is ready and waiting to go.  The beds have been prepped, the seeds have been sown and are almost ready to leave the greenhouse and be…

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Supplies are on the way!

The drop to level three couldn’t have come sooner.  Not only for the health and wellbeing of all the kiwis who have put in the hard yards to get us to this point, but also, I was beginning to get…

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The Long List of Things I Need

I have a long list of things I absolutely need as soon as we get out of lockdown level 4.  Level 3 is still pretty high security but it frees up what can be bought – it doesn’t need to…

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Small Picture Thinking  

For the last wee while I have been Big Picture Thinking, with my drive to get spring ready.  But now we are in spring and as the garden wakes from its winter dormancy I’m finding things are moving fast.   There…

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Cement is not essential

Except it is for me…  I need it.  But here in lockdown level 4 the local shops aren’t selling it.  All I can hope is we nip this thing in the bud – and all signs show we can, and…

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