SARAH THE GARDENER

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Amazing Avocados

Day 2 of #MakeMayCount was starting to look like there would be no room at all for anything ‘planty’.  As it was a weekend day, we wanted to paint one of the bedrooms in our house.  We haven’t really done…

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April … Done and Dusted

And just like that we are a quarter the way through the year.  I really don’t know how it happens.  I get up every day and try to make the most of the hours ahead of me and go back…

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Another week that disappeared in blur in activity

I’m not sure what is up with time lately.  One moment it feels like it is dragging and taking forever to pass and the next I find myself dazed and exhausted days later and shocked to find it is Friday!  …

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What a whirlwind of a week

Next week is the school holidays.  Not that the teen lads need much attention during the holidays, but the dynamic changes in the household and so any routine I find myself in during normal weekdays just flies out the window. …

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March and A Week Garden Tour

This is a strange time of year.  Daylight savings has ended but it is still warm-ish and we are wandering about our days feeling it should be later than it is, which strangely gives us more time in our days. …

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Tidy up time

(A paid post with the good people from GARDENA NZ) Historically, back in the day I was a bit of a malingerer, I would be slow to clear away the seasons end.  Not because I was lazy, but to acknowledge…

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Hot and Dry

At this time of year, the harvest settles down to a trickle.   And the immediate demands from the garden aren’t nearly as intense as they were a month ago.  Now that we are passed the autumn equinox it is easy…

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Breaking wind

It has been a long and difficult couple of weeks outside of the garden.  Sometimes life is like that but that makes the garden all the more of a sanctuary from all that worries you.  Fortunately, there hasn’t been too…

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Melon Jam

Every year I sow melon seeds with great anticipation.  I like a bit of variety with my melons and I have the room, so I start off with Sugar Baby Watermelon.  It is always reliable and even in a poor…

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Moving slowly into autumn

I have a lot on my computer gardening plate.  But I need to keep my hand in the soil to keep the garden on track and stop my eyes going square in front of the screen.  It is so nice…

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