SARAH THE GARDENER

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Green life

In an ideal world, I would sit back and wait patiently for the water to drain away the the soil to stop making that sucking noise as it absorbs as much water as it can to store away for the…

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Spring is in full swing

With the wind on my back I have been working hard getting the garden shipshape.  There has been and extraordinary amount of digging and weeding being done so I can get things ready for the big day – the safe…

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The down side of winter is it gets a little cold

After the slight mishap the other day with the rusty trellis my gardening has been quite limited, which has been a little frustrating because we have had the most incredible blue sky days.  The kind of day were you could…

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Tomatoes in Winter

I’ve been a little busy lately and it is has kept me from my dirty little love –  the garden.  I kind of feel I need to say “hello my name is Sarah the Gardener and I haven’t gardened in…

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I’m growing spuds…. in winter!

I was at the garden centre the other day and noticed the craziest thing.  There were loads and loads of seed potatoes on sale.  Now I’m pretty sure this isn’t the season for potatoes, but I had my judgement questioned. …

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Bear with me while I moan about the weather.

To be completely honest, it hasn’t been all bad.  The last couple of days have been ok.  Monday was one of those amazing blue sky days and today the fog. When it eventually lifted it gave us a nice-ish day…

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PHOTO DAY 17: Glass

Brief:  Incorporate a form of glass into your image to add a layer of complexity. What a perfect excuse to photograph the greenhouse…  again! We were also encouraged to experiment with how glass reacts in different situations, so anticipating my…

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I have to be the luckiest gardener in the world!

I woke up this morning to my wonderful family bearing gifts.  This isn’t something they do often – just once a year.  I got loads of cool stuff but they saved the best to last.  A shiny new Gardena 6…

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Grand designs

 In preparation for the coming of spring, I – like the birds – have been doing a bit of nesting.  The beds are almost cleared.  It is just the brassicas; the in ground mixed bed, although that is allowed to…

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Well that’s it – the last seeds have been sown.

…well maybe I’ll throw in a couple more rainbow beets as not all the colours have come out, but aside from that everything in the greenhouse is all there is going to be this season.  Oh except for the beans…

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