SARAH THE GARDENER

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Final Stages of Spring

With less than a week left of spring, it is pretty much safe to say the garden is all but done.  There are a few bits and pieces left to do, like sort out the flowers – but they don’t…

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Wishful thinking

Since I have had my wonderful new irrigation system installed in my garden, late last year > you can read about it here <, I have had the pleasure and privilege of using it in a full weekly cycle a…

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Easy weeding

Finally, the rain has stopped for long enough for the soil to dry out enough to begin the laborious task of digging and weeding.  This is when I regret having such a large garden, but this feeling soon passes as…

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Making the Cut

You have to admit a vast expanse of well-maintained lawn in middle of summer with the fresh cut aroma invoking some kind of childhood memory where you would roll down hills, do handstands and lie on your back looking for…

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Collecting Lemons

A friend of mine recently shared his lemon harvest with me, to which I was extremely grateful.  Citrus has been my Achilles heel.  I love to use the fragrant fruit in my kitchen in a multitude of ways, but over…

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Mixing things up

Who said winter was the quiet season? I feel like I’ve got a list a mile long to get things done before the seasons change into the busyness of spring. I’ve worked hard already this winter to try and keep…

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Taking a hard line with my soft fruit

The soft fruit in my garden have been on a bit of a journey.  One that began in a place of unfamiliarity and good intentions and a bit of a learning curve.  Now they are on the straight and narrow…

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The best time to plant a tree is now.

Arbor Day is a long held tradition in this country.  People have been planting trees to mark the occasion since 1890!  There was even a time when people were given the day off school and work to go off and…

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Butternutty

The sun feels so warm against my face as I work in the garden and it feels so lovely.  But the sharp breeze and the chill in the shade quickly reminds me winter isn’t all that far way.  Normally I…

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Irrigating the Garden

When you have a garden as large as mine, ensuring it is all properly irrigated can be a little overwhelming.  To be fair, over the years I did my best with what I could to set up systems and deliver…

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