SARAH THE GARDENER

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Am I a versatile blogger?

I must be because Annie at The Little GSP nominated me for The Versatile Blogger award. Wow – pretty cool. My blog has come about through a combined love of gardening and writing. Ordinarily this would seem like an odd…

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All I want is a little bit of spinach – is that too much to ask?

The few weeks back I spied some self-seeded spinach in the “Leafy Greens” bed and I thought “sweet – I’ll let those grow!”  And grow they did.  When they got big enough, I dug them up and spaced them out…

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Autumn is doing what autumn does.

It’s been raining; a cross between drizzly and fat heavy drops with bursts of sunshine in between.  But it’s not cold, not really.  Besides the house is being warmed by the processing of golden quince orbs into jars of deep…

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I love having things in the garden to nibble on as I go about the business of gardening!

In the spring its strawberries and in the autumn I have discovered the delicious Cape Gooseberry (or Ground Cherries to some.)  Not everyone seems to like them as they can be a bit tart, and the taste isn’t that usual…

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The only wool to be pulled over my eyes from now on is mostly likely to be a warm beanie!

No matter how deluded I try to be, there is too much going on for me to believe myself any more. What the heck am I going on about?  Well basically, despite the last week of gorgeous blue sky sunny…

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The importance of backing up stuff!

I just wanted to share a wee drama I had today and I really would hate it to happen to anyone else! Recently my old faithful and reliable camera, that I effectively hijacked from the family to take gardening photos,…

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I forgot autumn gets cold!

I’m still in bed, the sun has come up, but it is cold.  It’s the first morning where I have actually noticed the cold, even before getting out of bed!  The kids are moaning about the cold and Hubby the…

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Odds and Sods

Sometimes it feels like my life is being narrated by the blogging ideas going on in my head.  A lot of the time it is just a short simple thought that really doesn’t have the substance behind it to be…

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Nothing like shame avoidance to bring on frenzied weeding

There is nothing like having the imminent arrival of an important guest to shake away apathy and cause a frenzy of activity.  Lately I have been a bit slack on the gardening front.  I seem to have wholeheartedly embraced the…

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Come back summer – I haven’t finished with you yet!

At the beginning of summer I promised myself I would make two dishes before the end of summer.  A Nicoise Salad with fresh beans from the garden.  I had always wanted to make this dish but summer always slipped by…

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