SARAH THE GARDENER

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Garden Planning – the Final Push

Sector 4 is all fruit so no planning needed there – all I have to do before the season changes is evict the aging three year old strawberries and replace them with their offspring runners to keep the production of…

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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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How flowers get their colours.

I’m relatively new to growing flowers.  In the past I just saw them as frivolous accessories that were more of a luxury in the garden and demanded just as much attention as the delicious edible goodies that were a much…

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Is anybody in there?

I made a terrible mistake on the weekend.  I was a bit knackered on Sunday and had to have a bit of a lie down.  I fear I may have over done things during the week trying to whip the…

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Flowers: now what are they all about?

Ok. I’m taking my second foray into the world of flower growing. Last season saw me build a bed for the sole purpose of having cut flowers.  It was a brilliant idea.  I figured if I treated them as a…

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Did you know carrot tops were once the height of fashion?

I’m not a great florist, largely due to the fact I’m a terrible flower grower.  My flower garden experiment this year has been ‘interesting’ for want of a flattering word that doesn’t exaggerate too much.  The three biggest flaws in…

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Wow – Veggies don’t do that!

Ok I am starting to see the merits of flower gardening. Although I am now wracked with guilt as the flower seedlings have come closer in the green family circle and are now considered precious green babies.  Which is a…

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The wonder and surprize at first time gardening

I think it is safe to say I know what I’m doing in the veggie garden, well most of the time.  I have discovered over the course of time how different crops respond to the different seasons.  I’ve had summers…

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I’ve been lied to…

I don’t know why I read the weather forecast and expect it to be true, because it never is.  The boffins are probably in their office with some kind weather map that they throw darts at so they can figure…

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Looking towards the future while remembering the past.

Today has been a huge day in the garden in more ways than one.  I put in some hard yakka, but there was also an emotional edge to my time with my hands in the soil. Last year I asked…

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