SARAH THE GARDENER

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Checking the soil. 

Not wanting to go on about it, but the Pith Necrosis in my tomatoes (you can read about that >HERE<) has been on my mind.  One of the things that made the conditions ideal for the disease was the soil…

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Monday Message:

Find a new rhythm and look for a new normal. It is strange times indeed.  Daylight savings finished the other day and it made no difference – I didn’t need to be anywhere so time is almost irrelevant.   Even the…

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The harvest waits for no one

I have been rather busy lately.   I am fortunate in that my workloads and deadlines haven’t changed and writing about gardening is just as popular as it ever was.  So, I have been tucked away in my office or creating…

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Monday Message:

Staying busy is a great way to keep your mind from the worries of the world for a while. While in lock down it is so tempting to be glued to each and every update that comes in, seemingly by…

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This is not normal

Although for many ways for me it still feels a little normal.  Because I’m not a great extrovert and so staying at home and potting about in my garden is my favourite thing to do.  So, I ordinarily I don’t…

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Monday Message:

Do what you can to stay safe. 💚 It is indeed strange times.  I’m doing well.  It hasn’t reached into my area yet, but everyone is cautious.  My community is being sensible and there is food in the supermarket and seedlings…

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Looking its best

I have a garden group visiting the garden today, probably the last for a while. But I do love having groups coming to visit, first and foremostly to share the garden love, as there is always the opportunity for it…

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Monday Message:

You should always grow at least one thing you’ve never grown before. You never know – you might find a new LOVE. This season I’ve grown Lady Godiva pumpkin, grown for the seeds not the flesh. It is almost too…

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Monday Message:

Make places in the garden to sit. How can you appreciate all you have achieved if you don’t stop and look every once in a while? I have loads of places to sit in my garden.  My swing seat overlooking…

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Boldly moving forward

I normally dither about at this time of year, not wanting summer to end and ignoring the need to get the cool season seeds started now before it is too late!  Well not this season.   The sooner summer is behind…

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