SARAH THE GARDENER

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Sowing Plants for Monarch Butterflies

It is all go in the garden and we approach the summer. Most of my seeds have been sown and there are some that still need to be done. I’ve tried to stick with the plan, so I have all…

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The Story of the Dome

Finally – I’m in.  There are seedlings in there.  It isn’t quite finished as we are still waiting for the glass to arrive, but it is coming on a slow boat from China and I’m ok with that as it…

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In a season of busy

I wonder if you know how it feels…  You make grand plans for something and completely over estimate your capabilities.  But through sheer tenacity manage to make some kind of dent what needs to be done. I feel a little…

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Weed or wildflower?

It has been a busy week, but unfortunately not out in the garden.   I have been hard at work on my computer, working on exciting projects there, or staring out the window at weather that clearly shows my hardiness as…

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A proud history

I have to say in this fine country we are completely blessed with people full of passion and added to that exceptional resources, which have come together to make the kiwi gardening experience what it is – something amazing. Many…

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Window Sill Gardening

I love my dome.  It is the coolest thing I think I have ever had built.  But I have a bit of a problem with it…  It is not ready.  The builder has done his amazing bit and created it. …

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Spring is Knocking on the door

I have a confession.  I have been holding out on you.  But I wanted it to be a surprise.  You see after the big storm back in April, when the house was still up on jacks, while the foundations underneath…

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Hunting and Gathering Trees

Finally, the weather turned to ‘not rainy’ and my schedule cleared up and I could go tree shopping.   Only I’ve left it a little late.  I knew I had but didn’t realise just how late as all the good stuff…

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Getting Fruity

I have a problem.  I want it all and I want it now.  But there is an ancient Chinese proverb to support me in my pressing desires.  “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.  The next…

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Spuds and stuff.

The garden is coming along nicely, although I would like it to be a touch faster, but there are only so many hours in the day.  I’m still convinced I’ll get there.  Having a teenager help, under duress, is filling…

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