SARAH THE GARDENER

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Yams – Yay or Nay?

It was with great expectation I approached my Yam bed, also known as Oca.  As far as I was concerned, I’d done all the right things, I’d fed and watered with a frequency that could be described as regular.  I…

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Digging

Well I did it, I grabbed a spade and pushed it into the sand, not just once but repeatedly.  At the first metre of trench I celebrated.  ‘This isn’t so bad.’  I may have even done a happy dance.  I…

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So, how’s winter treating me?

Well to be honest, not too shabby.  The winds of last week are well behind us, although I have to say I am glad I wasn’t here.  It isn’t so much the wind itself that bothers me but the horrendous…

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Finally, a small project completed

It should have been an afternoon job, but as soon as I started it, I kept getting called away to other things and then I found I had underestimated the resources I needed and had to go out and get…

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A Very Quick Update

So much has happened in such a short space of time.  Firstly, it is now winter.   It is cold.  I’m allowed to say that now.  In autumn I was putting on a brave face, so while it was getting colder…

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Making May Count in Pictures

Today is a good day.  The sun is shining brightly, but more importantly the wind has gone.  It was really hard to Make May Count in such non-conducive conditions.  However, I did get out there and battle the elements, well the…

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Happy Birthday Garden

Today is a special day in my world.  It is one year today since I got started on my garden.  Before this it was a grazed by cows who didn’t appreciate the best view out across the ocean.  But we…

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I need a game plan

Ok, so there are 16 days left in May and I’m banging my head against a mid-month slump.  It isn’t intentional but is I guess part of the reason I really need to make this month count – in the…

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Monday didn’t count…

Tuesday could have, but I didn’t make it, and today is halfway through May and so it came as a bit of a wake up call and so I made certain I made it count.  The problem is the weather. …

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Restful Rain

It rained in the night. The weather station tells me it was over 5mm so a decent drop. It has almost been two weeks since the last lot of good rain. And before that it before that it was a…

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