SARAH THE GARDENER

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In the midst of the storm.

So far so good after last night’s wild weather.  I could hear it howling in the night and tried not to worry.  Gone are the days of lying there listening for the sound of a greenhouse falling over, but I…

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The Sweet Spot

Finally I have reached that sweet spot in the garden when everything is planted out and the harvest isn’t quite there yet.  The lull allows me to catch my breath and recover from the frenzied chaos getting all the work…

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In the midst of the busyness

For some reason this season has been like a problem child, kicking its heels as it staggers along slowly, not really paying attention to where it is going and wilfully ignoring the grown up gardener hand trying to urge it…

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Still planting

While I have proven I am excellent at procrastination, I have confirmed without a doubt I have mastered a new skill – under estimating things.  I think I always knew it because there have been a multitude of projects where…

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Half In Half Out

Well the boffins were wrong – it didn’t rain at all this weekend, in fact it hasn’t rained in ages and the top 10 cm of unmulched, unplanted soil is bone dry.  We haven’t had any significant rain in a…

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Countdown to the Big Garden Weekend of the Year.

This is traditionally the ‘IT’ weekend.  The one you long for and work towards all spring.  The average last frost date.  Which just happens to fall on a long weekend and so that just makes the whole thing even more…

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A Chore and A Tour

This was week has been a mixed bag of things that has made life all sorts of busy.   But for the main part the garden is now mostly good and ready for the planting out stage from next weekend.   There…

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Queen of Hearts

October is such a gauntlet to run for us.  With birthday’s, school holidays and then the obligatory back to school haircuts, stationary kit refresh and new shoes, the garden can become a little neglected.  Not intentionally, but life can get…

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‘How does your garden grow….’

‘… with pretty things all in a row…’ Well maybe not all in a row, but there are a lot of pretty cool things in the garden right now.  Check them out:   Come again soon – it feels like…

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October already?!

How on earth did we get this far through the year already?   I have been waking up, working hard, and going back to bed again and each day drags us along in time…  I can barely keep up.  If the…

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