SARAH THE GARDENER

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Embracing Autumn

I have been dragged kicking and screaming into this new season.  According to the calendar our autumn is officially three weeks old.  But at precisely 11:28pm last night, the autumn equinox occurred.  I wasn’t really aware of it as I’m…

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Garlic on my mind

I had to buy garlic again this week and I looked at those fat juicy bulbs and felt pangs of despair.  It seems so unfair that I don’t have overflowing baskets and bulging braids of similar sized garlic stored in…

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Oh well, there always next year.

I kind of suspected things weren’t all hunky dory below ground.  The manky state of things above ground was a kind of given.  My garlic harvest for the second year running will be sent to the compost bin without even…

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Think I’m going to run out of room

Today is the shortest day and I guess you could say it is technically the first day of the new season as it is the day for the first crops that will be harvested this year to go in.  Fortunately…

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Too much and yet not enough

Slaving over a hot stove on a hot summer day isn’t my idea of fun… well actually – it kind of is. But that is what I have been doing.  Processing the harvest. Now that the holidays are a thing…

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Rusty Garlic

My garden has suffered greatly at the hands of the weather.  But the seasonal pull of summer is starting to make its influence felt.  We have had three nice days in a row and the boffins have put 6 more…

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 This is a strange time indeed

Spring is due to start very soon and I am so excited, but there isn’t all that much for me to do.  In my drive to clear all the beds over the winter, it has left me with not a…

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One becomes two and two becomes one – a tale of two berries

While I have a scientific background from too many years ago that I care to count, I would like to reassure you that I haven’t been dabbling in genetic modification in my garden shed.  I have been doing some good…

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I need to get out more.

I have been so busy lately, working on the garden but not in it.  Planning and organising; working on the greenhouse; tidying and preparing things; working on an exciting new project and generally getting ready for the new season. A…

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Breathe a sigh of relief …. The onions and garlic are in.

Phew.  Now all they need to do is grow, so that in six month’s time I will be able to harvest them at my leisure, instead of during the hurly burly of the Christmas Holiday season.  Either I have been…

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