SARAH THE GARDENER

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An Ode to the humble hose.

Of all the garden tools at my disposal the one that works the hardest is the hose.   It is the font of all hydration that is not heaven sent.   Actually, all the water here is heaven sent, but the hose…

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Nev’s back

Since we moved here back in January there was an important member of the family who came with us.  However we weren’t able to bring all of his bits and pieces with us and had to leave them behind.  We…

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Hunting and Gathering Trees

Finally, the weather turned to ‘not rainy’ and my schedule cleared up and I could go tree shopping.   Only I’ve left it a little late.  I knew I had but didn’t realise just how late as all the good stuff…

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Boxed in

We are firmly on the down hill run to spring and the final weeks of winter are imminent.  Ordinarily this fills me with excitement and a large portion of my being is jumping with joy.  The rest of me really…

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Looking to the future

It is always the way – you just get to sink your teeth into an exciting project and something comes along and throws a spanner in the works.  We had a productive couple of days with the bulldozer sorting out…

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Collecting apples for crushing

Currently, in my gardenless state, any opportunity to get up close and personal with any kind of gardening and I’m in.  Even a rain soaked autumnal day won’t dampen my enthusiasm, so when I was invited to help pick apples…

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When you’re not you

We have survived our first month living in a caravan with just a handful of weeks left before the house arrives.  We seem to be in a lull in the busyness that has been swirling around us in the last…

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The hardest worker of all.

It is fair to say the process of selling a house isn’t a simple process.  Pop a holiday season in the middle of it all and it can really be challenging. The first step of getting the house ready for…

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Keep you friends close… and your water closer.

Historically I have been absolutely terrible with keeping plants in pots and containers.   There is so much pleasure and joy found tending the garden that I seem to run out of time for the small pot bound plants, not as…

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Flowers and Gardens

After much anticipation, I left my country garden and headed into the big city to check out the NZ Flower and Garden Show.  There hasn’t been a garden show on this scale here for a few years, but it takes…

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