SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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Green life

In an ideal world, I would sit back and wait patiently for the water to drain away the the soil to stop making that sucking noise as it absorbs as much water as it can to store away for the…

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Spring Showers

The clocks went forward last night, to reflect what we are all doing – looking forward to warmer, sunnier days.  We were rejoicing at the extra hour of daylight we have been given in the evenings.  We made great plans…

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Late for Christmas

I am the kind of person that leaves Christmas – not exactly until the last moment, but I sail close to the wind.  My preparations are reactive, not proactive as every year it takes me by surprise.  Except when in…

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Hey wasp, get off my broad beans

I know I’m not overly keen on broad beans, but there they are again in my garden, standing tall and festooned with a multitude of flowers.  On warmer days it is nice to see the big fat fuzzy bumble bee…

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Fluffy soil

I feel like I’m chasing my tail at this time of year.  One moment I am so in control I loudly declare “I’m the most spring ready I’ve ever been!” and I am genuinely shocked at how in control things…

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The dry horrors

I have been lovingly tending my seed trays, misting often so the soil stays moist, and checking several times a day for signs of life.  Ten days past with a few green butterfly leaves of the brassicas standing proud and…

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Plan Bee

I’m having another look at my flower garden.  Last year I did manage to get a well-managed cutting garden.  To be honest I mean ‘well-managed’ quite loosely.  I kept the weeds down, feed and watered regularly and even did a…

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