SARAH THE GARDENER

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Inauthentic Kimchi

February has mostly been kind so far, the days that have been hot and sunny have not disappointed and have been proper summer hot and sunny.  We just won’t talk about the other days…   But things in the garden…

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Control at last

Finally, the weather blessed us with a fabulous weekend.  It was hot, blue sky amazing and perfect for time in the garden.  You could almost see the plants breathing a sigh of relief as they stretched out their leaves to…

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Making plans… again

Well now we find ourselves on the front door of February.  Late summer.   And now in what should be the height of seasonal fun and frivolity, with BBQs every night and picnics every day, swimming at the beach at every…

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Marrow Chips

Is that even a thing?  Well it is now, especially in our house as I crunch my way through a bowl of deliciousness.  With the holidays behind us and routine returning to normal, much to our surprise the sun decided…

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Rain on a summers day

I’m not moaning, but this summer has really not been what you imagine summer to be. It has been cold and miserable and I have done nothing but complain about it for weeks. And then we had the storm. But…

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It was a dark and stormy night

I have to say I’m really struggling with this summer.  Just when the busy is behind me and normal life stretches before me in a gentle ebb and flow of routine and I begin to enjoy the garden again –…

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OK Garden – what can you teach me?

We are now just passed the middle of the middle of summer.  Although strangely enough the weather in the first half of summer is always a bit rubbish and the second half is generally much more settled.  But we tend…

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Hot buttered toast with a good blob of Black Currant Jam

A lot of things are demanding my attention in the garden at the moment as the festive season neglect is slowly coming to an end.   I’m torn between doing a systematic overhaul one bed at a time so the garden…

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The signs are changing

With the New Year upon us, I have had little time to care for the garden as well as I’d like.  Technically we are still on holiday so days spent leisurely tending the garden for all my hearts delight is…

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Merry Christmas

Gosh, how have we found ourselves here on the Eve of Christmas.  This season has whizzed by in the whirl of excitement, anticipation, joy, busyness, a touch of disappointment – my beans haven’t come up, wind, rain and sunshine.  Time…

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