SARAH THE GARDENER

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Slowly but steadily the week marched by.

It has been a long week with a lot going on.  When we relocated our house back in April 2018 we made a few unconventional decisions.  We decided if a bathroom or a kitchen needed renovating you would find the…

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A day in the garden

It was quite an ordinary spring day.  The wind (and Fennel the Cat – she has a very loud meow and wasn’t happy the food she had been served for dinner and let me know about it at 3am) disturbed…

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Making Mulch

(A paid post with the good people from GARDENA NZ) As much as it is still early spring and the weather flip flops between hopefully promising with warm sunny days and a brutal reminder that summer is still a way…

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An Arch to be Rivalled

I have been dabbling a little bit in making my own cold process soap.  It is a bit fun because it reminds me of my time in a previous life working in laboratories.  It is all about weighing out the…

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Hidden Treasure

I do love it when you find an unexpected treasure in the garden.  I’ve been clearing out the old brassica bed to make it ready for the new season sweetcorn.  There is heaps of time before need the bed for…

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The Berry End of the Garden

The fruit section of the garden hasn’t always been a success.  We won’t mention the failure of the new orchard… twice.  I think I need to put together a serious plan before attempting again.  It does hurt my soul to…

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Let the Spring Begin

Day one of a new season and it feels like an opportunity for a fresh start of some sort, so long as I get off on the right foot.  I always start spring on the 1st of September as it…

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Spring Ready

There are only three days until spring and I am super excited.  I have been working so hard recently to get the garden ready for the next stage in its journey.  I have also been working hard to try and…

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Dome Done

I knew it would be a big job, that’s why I’d been putting it off.  I started half heartedly a week ago, just sorting the clutter that had built up on the benches and trying to find homes elsewhere for…

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A lesson in why you shouldn’t procrastinate

So, I’m making great progress with my To Do list. I’ve been ticking off things left, right and centre in the computer gardening department and we can firmly lay that at the feet of the rainy days we had this…

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