SARAH THE GARDENER

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Irrigating the Garden

When you have a garden as large as mine, ensuring it is all properly irrigated can be a little overwhelming.  To be fair, over the years I did my best with what I could to set up systems and deliver…

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A Bit Corny

We are in the midst of a heat wave.  It is just too hot to sleep properly, too hot to sit and do nothing and more importantly, too hot to garden.  The heat is making me a little grumpy at…

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Hubby the Un-Gardener’s Honey Do List.

I think I can start counting the time to my trip to the Garden Bloggers Conference now in hours.  4am Monday morning isn’t that far away.  I am getting really excited, but also nervous.  I have completed all my official…

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Modify

I have been doing a bit of tweaking to my irrigation system.  It needs to be working perfectly so Hubby the Un-Gardener won’t kill my plants while I am away in America.  I still fear for the wellbeing my plants,…

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It is raining, but I don’t care!

My irrigation system is fully functioning!  Wahoo! As we already know I am a doer.  I learn and figure things out by doing.  So when confronted with huge manuals to go with the water computer and the water distributor, it…

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To get water: Hammer, Hammer, Saw, Saw

This weekend was a long weekend and today was the holiday day to celebrate Auckland’s 175th   birthday.  We seized the opportunity to go bush for a couple of nights.  I’m not such a great camper and much prefer the creature…

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Finally I can play with my new toys

In the depths of winter last year I found love, and fell quite deeply into a covetous desire of want and longing.  And the object of my new found affection was a seemingly miraculous device that would improve my gardening…

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All my worries are over!

Well not all of them – not that I have that many worries, but I have been deeply concerned about the upcoming summer and the need to keep my garden hydrated. The first spot of good news is my laptop…

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Well that was a waste of time.

Encouraged by comments to re-look at the irrigation but with a smaller hose to increase the pressure, I set about investigating the irrigation bits and bobs that are most commonly available as individual pieces at most hardware stores here.  I…

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Epic fail.

I had the best idea.  I want to make it easy for my lovely friend who will be looking after the place over Christmas.  She isn’t a gardener, but is looking forward to spending some relaxing time in the country. …

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