SARAH THE GARDENER

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It’s okay … We’re alright … It was only a mild volcanic eruption!

Today we had an eruption, but it was a bit of a “go nowhere” eruption – it was only a big ash plume – no rocks the size of mini’s being tossed or bubbling hot lava and the main bit…

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There are only 16 days left in spring…

And I still haven’t finished planting out the garden.  I feel like I am in some kind of race against time to get it all done.  Most of the time the weather is my friend and it is warm and…

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“Muuummm….. there is a goat on the deck….!”

And sure enough there was.  Somehow she managed to escape our best efforts to keep her restrained and found herself wandering freely about the place.  So decided to come and see us in the house.  The problem is the route…

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I’ve bean procrastinating!

I am almost there.  There is only one bed left to sow.  Everything else is planted and sown.  All the beds are full and should be displaying a “No Vacancy” sign.  Although most beds don’t look full as the seedlings…

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So incredibly knackered…

Last night I was too tired to even lift my fingers to the keyboard.  I have been toiling frantically for two days solid.  I have sore tummy muscles from all the digging (although strangely all the chubby-too-much-cake stuff is still…

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I didn’t mean to neglect my garden…

If there is a bad time for a gardener to go on holiday then I would say it was either at the height of the harvest or two weeks before the last frost date.  We went away during the last…

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I had a little lemon tree…

It has been about five years since we began out rural adventure and one of the first things I did was purchase a lemon tree and planted it in orchard area.  As the orchard filled with all manner of fruiting…

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I HATE MY GREENHOUSE…

… With a passion.  I hate it so much. I hate its stupid flimsy aluminium frame held together with crappy bolts that don’t hold together.  I hate its supposedly wonderful new generation polycarbonate panels that just crack and perish under…

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The sweet blessing of rain.

I never in a million years would be guessed that I would be pleased to see rain, so soon after the recent weeks of heavy rain and sodden soil.  But I am. Just a few short weeks ago we were…

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It’s been a bit of a broken week….

I keep breaking things!  I broke a blueberry, a new tool, broke my budget, broke a nail and very nearly broke Hubby the Un-Gardener! Spring is really starting to kick in, the days are getting much warmer, although a sudden…

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