SARAH THE GARDENER

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This is turning out to be a strange season

Knowing the garden has good access to water is one of those things that takes a weight off my mind for the season ahead.  The water tanks are in a good place going into summer.  They aren’t completely full; I…

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Sorting out the watering

(A paid post with the good people from GARDENA NZ) The thing I love about the garden is there is always something new to do or discover.  But the knock on effect of this is there are some things that…

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Getting Stuff Done

What a difference a day can make.   It has been a typical spring week with dramatically horrible days hounded with strong winds, rain coming in sideways and a drop in temperature that can make us believe we are back in…

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Waterwise

After the drama of the Great Water Escape over Christmas when we lost over 30,000 litres overnight thanks to a tap fiddler, I’ve made a few changes.  The leak wasn’t intentional as the tap didn’t immediately gush with water and…

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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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Looking forward

As exciting as 2018 was, I’m not all that keen to repeat it.  I think you should probably limit the number of dramatic upheavals in a lifetime.  Now we have found this beautiful spot and put in all this hard…

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There ARE tomatoes in October!

I’ve cut it fine, but it is still technically October and I have just planted my tomatoes in the garden.  This is so much more than the usual tomato planting session that happens every spring.  This one is special and…

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But what about the pumpkins?

 The seeds were sown the other day, more than a few weeks beyond when I would have normally sown them.  But I’m not worried because not only is their bed not ready, it hasn’t been filled or even built because…

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Happy tired

It has been a massive weekend.  The long Labour Weekend did not disappoint.  The weather was fabulous, and the family were well aware that this weekend is the pinnacle of the gardening calendar and gardening is what is done, for…

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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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