SARAH THE GARDENER

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Before and After

Today was one of those amazing blue sky days that winter graces us with from time to time.  There was not a cloud to be seen and not even a puff of wind.  Out of the shadow a warmth from…

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New Season – New Friends

Winter made a dramatic entrance today, but was all puff and no substance.  It was all fog, but not really cold – not in the standard winter scheme of things.  Once the fog lifted it was a lovely sunny, mild…

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A tribute to my fluffy garden buddy

My poor wee Toast.   OK I can’t do this justice.  It is too upsetting.  The vet found an aggressive tumor that was beyond repair.   She’s been by my side for 15 years and loved my garden.  She was only 8…

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I’ll take short for now

… if it means long for later! Today made a spectacular entry that made my early morning eyes go “wow” but then my foggy, half asleep brain remembered “red sky at night shepherds delight, red sky in the morning shepherds…

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Let the season begin.

Oh I was in my element today. I got to spend the day in the garden, completely uninterrupted and without the need to rush.  I just pottered about the place at an unhurried pace and enjoyed every single moment. While…

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So that’s how pineapple grows

Well to be honest I already knew, but Hubby the Un-Gardener genuinely had no idea.  He hadn’t really given it much thought, but was of the misguided understanding that they grew underground. This time a couple of days ago (as…

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Road trip… come with me

Due to the serious lack of gardening because of the ‘incident’ and weather that couldn’t make up its mind from one moment to the next, my gardening regime has taken a dent in productivity.  It was the most frustrating week, so…

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The down side of winter is it gets a little cold

After the slight mishap the other day with the rusty trellis my gardening has been quite limited, which has been a little frustrating because we have had the most incredible blue sky days.  The kind of day were you could…

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Crop Rotation Conundrum

I have tried to take my crop rotation seriously, but it is so confusing!  I think I have ironed it out and use signs that I rotate to the next bed each year. A simple solution that means I don’t…

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Think I’m going to run out of room

Today is the shortest day and I guess you could say it is technically the first day of the new season as it is the day for the first crops that will be harvested this year to go in.  Fortunately…

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