SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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Good news, I have fallen back in love with my garden

But it took a lot of hard work and I’m pretty knackered.  So it’s now safe to say I am fully over my melodramatic outburst of the other day.  In fact let’s just pretend the whole sorry episode never happened….

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A weed by any other name

The sun shined almost all day today.  Once I was forced to shelter in the greenhouse and the other time the drops were so fat I thought that is was probably set in for the day so I came inside,…

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I had a marvellous day, doing the most mundane thing!

I’m sitting here beside a roaring fire, watching the rain beat against the window, but all is not lost.  It has still been a productive day.  This afternoon I defrosted the freezer.  It isn’t a task one would choose to…

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Mother’s day is a moveable feast at our place!

A wee pop up from my calendar popped up today:  Go and take a photo of the garden.  It’s a little something I started last month.  I am determined to take a photo of the garden – as it is,…

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What is that splash of red in among the daffodils?

It’s not really possible to plant ‘all year round plants’ directly into our ground – unless they are suited to being submerged for a couple of months!  It has been suggested I grow rice in the off season.  Normally around…

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I wasn’t intending on blogging again so soon….

….  But something exciting happened.  The postie delivered my seeds!  It’s like all my Christmas’s have come at once – even though I know what is in the package.  It’s all about what the package represents: Summer and all the sights,…

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