SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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Anti-climax or blessing?

We didn’t get our snow.  In fact we didn’t even get any clouds. How can you have snow without clouds?  Even the wind was gentle with just the hint of a chill.  I think the second half of the storm…

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Good news, I have fallen back in love with my garden

But it took a lot of hard work and I’m pretty knackered.  So it’s now safe to say I am fully over my melodramatic outburst of the other day.  In fact let’s just pretend the whole sorry episode never happened….

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This time next week we will officially be in the season of spring.

The change of season happens with the back end of August, so I have five days left dwell in the dying days of winter.  The weather is supposed to be a mixed bag of rain, sun, and cold and then…

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Oh what a stunning day.

This morning we woke to a heavy frost and clear blue skies, but strangely it wasn’t at all cold.  There didn’t seem to be that chill factor that normally accompanies a frost.  It is quite strange, it’s been like it…

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It’s the shortest day… Well I think it is…

When I Googled it I got conflicting information:  it was either today or tomorrow and the sun was shining today – well kind of – when it wasn’t raining.  So there was nothing for it – it was garlic and…

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I’m supposed to be doing other things.

But it’s cold and I can’t seem to focus.  Well –it’s not actually that cold – I’m just a bit of a sook today.  To give me a tiny bit of credit, there was a frost this morning, but now…

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