SARAH THE GARDENER

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It’s a Pea Party!

The sun has been shining all week and I’ve been doing some great gardening.  Mostly weeding, but I have even managed to do some planting.  My poor peas, sown in good faith ages ago have been sitting and waiting for…

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Easy weeding

Finally, the rain has stopped for long enough for the soil to dry out enough to begin the laborious task of digging and weeding.  This is when I regret having such a large garden, but this feeling soon passes as…

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Potting on

As we pass the magical moment of the spring equinox which just so happens to be same day as daylight saving, we need to prepare for the inevitable.   The garden will grow this season. The rain may have delayed…

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An elephant never forgets…

But I do!  I have a shocking memory.  I can barely remember what I did last week, last month or even last year.  I exaggerate – it’s not actually that bad, but sometimes I stand in a room and wonder…

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Filling in the gaps

Things are going on in the garden – well not in it exactly, as I’m still waiting for the soil to be dry enough to work.  The sun came out today briefly, and there is no longer surface water above…

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Sod it!

I have to say it is taking all my inner strength not to load post after post complaining about the weather.  So, I have been looking for the bright side.  Finding up beat and exciting things to share.  Doing things…

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Time Flies

We had another storm blow through overnight.  This year is really becoming a huge lesson in patience.  As much as I want to get on and dig the garden I continue to wait.   I have done pretty much all…

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Making the Cut

You have to admit a vast expanse of well-maintained lawn in middle of summer with the fresh cut aroma invoking some kind of childhood memory where you would roll down hills, do handstands and lie on your back looking for…

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Today is the first day to the rest of the season.

So the ground is still soggy and unprepared – I’m not in the least concerned today because I have the spring fever.  Now it is here – you just gotta go with it.  I’ll worry about the beds later, because…

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The things you do for spuds

After making disparaging comments about how the seed potatoes at the garden centre were available far to early for growing in my neck of the woods, I strangely found myself at the checkout clutching a bag of Swift spuds.  It…

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