SARAH THE GARDENER

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Something to eat

These days I tend to fall into the bed at the end of the day exhausted.  I have been working hard.  The spring has not been kind to me, but together we fall in to rhythm that seems to work…

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Wishful thinking

Since I have had my wonderful new irrigation system installed in my garden, late last year > you can read about it here <, I have had the pleasure and privilege of using it in a full weekly cycle a…

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Constructing Structures Part Two

Sometimes things don’t go according to plan – especially when there isn’t a plan but a vague idea in your head. Ummm yeah….  Occasionally my ‘she’ll be right – sweet as’ attitude doesn’t go so right and isn’t so sweet. …

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Constructing structures Part one

Here we are in the middle of the best weekend of all time – Labour Weekend. Saturday was OK weather wise – a bit blowy, but the boffins are telling us the rest of the weekend will be soggy!  How…

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On the edge of excitement

Ohhhh….  Here we are on the eve of the most exciting gardening weekend in the entire calendar.  More exciting that the sweet sensation of that first strawberry, crunch of the first pea or the delight that comes from the first…

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The day the police came

There is never a dull moment in my world.   Actually, no that isn’t true – there have been plenty of dull moments this spring while I wait for my recently almost dry soil to drain again after yet another deluge…

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Asparagus is my Rainbow

I don’t know why I was surprised when we returned from a day out to find the garden flooded again.  I wracked my brain to try and remember was the ground sticky when we’d left, or did the inundation happen…

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It’s a Pea Party!

The sun has been shining all week and I’ve been doing some great gardening.  Mostly weeding, but I have even managed to do some planting.  My poor peas, sown in good faith ages ago have been sitting and waiting for…

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Easy weeding

Finally, the rain has stopped for long enough for the soil to dry out enough to begin the laborious task of digging and weeding.  This is when I regret having such a large garden, but this feeling soon passes as…

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Potting on

As we pass the magical moment of the spring equinox which just so happens to be same day as daylight saving, we need to prepare for the inevitable.   The garden will grow this season. The rain may have delayed…

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