SARAH THE GARDENER

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Why we don’t call ‘autumn’ ‘fall’.

Because it could easily be mistaken for an instruction.   And taking a fall in the garden is less than ideal, as I have just experienced! This weekend I have been working on Room Two in The Palace Garden and I…

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A fresh wind is blowing through

In typical style for out here on the wild west coast, this week’s storm’s last hurrah is wind!  There are still a few spotty showers, but the wind right now is averaging around 50 km/h with the inevitable stronger gusts.    …

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The rains came!

Finally, after 6 weeks without decent rain (not counting the pitiful amount that arrived 4 days after the 115mm deluge), and enduring higher than normal temperatures, the dry spell has been broken.   This has been looming tentatively on the weather…

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Waiting for rain

The garden seems to be in some sort of holding pattern.  The old summer plants are limping along, being supplemented by frequent watering and liquid feeds like they are on some kind of life support.  They are still productive and…

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Mostly Pictures

… And a few words to go with them.   The mornings are turning out to be quite productive as the cooler starts stretch well into the day before the heat drives me indoors again.  The temperature is still getting up…

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Dry Days

Last week was a strange week.  In fact, it seems we are living in a strange world and there is so much uncertainty than concentrating on anything for too long can seem overwhelming.    But the garden is always a place…

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The Last Day…

Or is it?  Depending on how you look at it today is the last day of summer, or it isn’t.  Going by the meteorological system that divides the seasons by the calendar says today – the last day in February…

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Just add water.

This summer has been hot and dry.  The last decent deluge was back in December when I despaired that my young plants would be ruined – stricken with fungal disease before they even got started.  But alas no, they pulled…

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Juggling the Heat

I can say that, for this week, progress has been made.  But it feels a little like it was hard fought for.   Aside from easing myself out of a boom and bust yo-yo cycle where I do too much one…

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A Day in the Life of Me

Today was a good day.  Yesterday, not so much.  MS doesn’t cope well in the heat, and it is inclined to drag me down with it, especially if I’ve done too much in the previous days.  I can end up…

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