SARAH THE GARDENER

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Christmas Blessings

This growing season hasn’t been the easiest and having the Christmas holidays right in the middle of it all can be a tad problematic, with all the shopping, partying, the end of year rush and general festivities and craziness.   …

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Spreading the love

With the summer holidays fast approaching the lawn becomes more than the grassy area between the house and the garden.  Being the only flat area of land we actually have, it is quite useful.  It started out flat and grassy…

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Change Comes Quickly

There has been an imperceptible shift in the garden.  Up until this point I feel like I have been managing tender young seedlings, doing what I can to nurture them into independence.  They have been scrawny, scrappy and poorly and…

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Aftermath

We are now in summer and I was hoping to put all my troubles behind me.  Of the first four days of the season, there hasn’t been much to complain about except a two-hour window of intense craziness on Tuesday….

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Looking forward

As exciting as 2018 was, I’m not all that keen to repeat it.  I think you should probably limit the number of dramatic upheavals in a lifetime.  Now we have found this beautiful spot and put in all this hard…

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It is Done!

Wow!  What a year.   I have to say it was one I really wasn’t planning for or expecting at the start of the previous one.   Sitting on a sunny beach at the start of 2017 I had absolutely no idea…

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Rhubarb Cordial

While it was windy the other week, lately it has been so calm than it would be easy to rebuke the naysayers who frequently declared “ohh it will be windy there.”  If you only came to visit once and it…

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Radish Relish

Radish is a quick and easy crop, and this is where the flibbertigibbet of season worked in my favour.  I was late getting them in and ordinarily the weather warms up and then all they do is bolt to seed…

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Back in the garden

It seems like forever since I have been in the garden. Last week I was at the flower show which was exciting and inspiring, and I loved every moment. This week we had a bereavement in the family and while…

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2017 – Oh what a year – huge plot twist at the end, which I didn’t see coming.

Normally at this time of year we look back over the previous twelve months and wax lyrical about the mundane goings in the garden, reminisce over the ordinary and set goals along the lines of ‘must keep on top of…

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