SARAH THE GARDENER

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Merry Christmas

Gosh, how have we found ourselves here on the Eve of Christmas.  This season has whizzed by in the whirl of excitement, anticipation, joy, busyness, a touch of disappointment – my beans haven’t come up, wind, rain and sunshine.  Time…

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It’s never too late

Three hundred and fifty five days ago I publicly declared that I was going to conquer my incompetence with citrus trees and vowed to keep one alive.   I’ve killed so many over the years that my reputation proceeds me and…

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The festive season is encroaching on my garden!

I’d love to say all is hunky dory down in my garden however – that would be a delusion.   It is one thing to have a wonderful garden that is bursting into life and on the verge of delivering…

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Tomatoes, salad & new things

The summer weather seems to have been and gone.  A few nice days with blazing temperatures and then boof… back to the wet and miserable.   This doesn’t bode well.  Unless of course it was the soggy spring putting the boot…

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Fennel in the garden

This post is unashamedly full of kitten cuteness.  Fennel has got her brave on and ventured beyond the safety of the house.  It was delightful watching her take those first steps across the grass.  She was highly suspicious at first…

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I can grow a rainbow

Across much of winter and spring the garden can be almost monochromatic, or bi-chromatic – is that how you say it?  Maybe its duo-chromatic?  Either way,  winter is a sea of brown bare earth with hints of green as bold weeds…

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All things baby

We are all still pretty much ga-ga over the latest addition to our family – Fennel the kitten, and she has turned our world upside down with her bursts of manic energy.  Fortunately kittens wear out quite easily so one…

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Sweet Digging

It was a grey gloomy old winter day and like easing yourself into a swimming pool, once I got into the garden it wasn’t actually that bad.  I hadn’t gone as far as to wear a beanie, but I hadn’t…

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A year in the life of the garden

The end of the year is always tinged with sadness, thinking of the passing of time.  The kids are taller, and we find ourselves that little bit more mature, yet clinging to our youthful zest for life. But it is…

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How the Garden made Christmas Special

After weeks of frenzied activity I have awoken to a beautiful blue sky day that already has a bit of heat in it.   It is going to be a glorious day.  It will be a fabulous Boxing Day.  Christmas, unfortunately…

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