SARAH THE GARDENER

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Peaches for me

As I perched precariously between the branches half way up my young peach tree, reaching out to bend tender branches bearing the best fruit towards me, I remember thinking “what am I doing?  I’m getting to old for this.”  To…

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Letting go of summer days

I can’t put it off any longer.  While the days are full of heat, the kind we haven’t seen all summer, and the air is thick with the sounds of cicadas, finally able to bask in the kind of temperatures…

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Off with their heads

I’m starting to get the hang of this flower garden thing.  Especially with my fabulous organisational sector system.  Instead of being rather low on the priority list – because they are only flowers, they now get seen to every Friday. …

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We need a lake

I have spent a lot of time over the years just plodding about in my own garden and this made me perfectly happy.  I love my garden and I wake up every morning and feel blessed to be living where…

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Inauthentic Kimchi

February has mostly been kind so far, the days that have been hot and sunny have not disappointed and have been proper summer hot and sunny.  We just won’t talk about the other days…   But things in the garden…

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Control at last

Finally, the weather blessed us with a fabulous weekend.  It was hot, blue sky amazing and perfect for time in the garden.  You could almost see the plants breathing a sigh of relief as they stretched out their leaves to…

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Making plans… again

Well now we find ourselves on the front door of February.  Late summer.   And now in what should be the height of seasonal fun and frivolity, with BBQs every night and picnics every day, swimming at the beach at every…

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Summer – you blew it.

You got handed a golden opportunity on a plate to extend your reign by one full day, legitimately.  And what did you choose to do with this one free day – not reign, but rain.  All I can say for…

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I grew Tomatillos – Now what?

Sometimes you see something in a catalogue, that piques your curiosity and you have a wee corner in the garden with no real plans for, or can do a bit of strategic rearranging to make it fit.  Often it is…

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Blast from the past: When gardening isn’t gardening at all

Sometimes it is a good idea to look back in time to see how things were at the same period years ago.  It is interesting to see four years ago some things were very much the same yet others were…

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