SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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Pickled Onion Problem

I had a bit of a problem.  Well it was a good problem, but with a knock on effect that turned it into a not so good problem.  But in terms of real life serious problems it is hardly a…

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The state of the Garden   Part Four of Three (or possibly four)

This takes us to the final phase of what I got up to this week.    It got a little muddily towards the end of the week.  The wind died down to just a gentle puff which was lovely.  The first…

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The state of the Garden   Part Three of Three (or possibly four)

When you are in the garden you lose all track of time.  I was out there the other day watering until 8pm.  I wasn’t in the garden the whole time but in bursts of several hours and with the lovely…

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The state of the Garden   Part Two of Three (or possibly four)

I just wanted to quickly fill you with what I’ve done in the garden so far this year, and to be honest it didn’t feel like much, but when it came to writing it down I created a mountain of…

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The state of the Garden   Part One of Three (or possibly four)

Officially it is the first week back in the garden after the holidays.  Last week didn’t count even though I did loiter in the garden a little, but as the first week of the year it was only a half…

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Word for 2020: Overcomer

Things haven’t been off to a great start.  2019 ended promising with the early discovery and treatment of the Tomato Potato Psyllid.  Last year, due to the holidays I found it too late and I fought a brave and brutal…

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An Ode to the humble hose.

Of all the garden tools at my disposal the one that works the hardest is the hose.   It is the font of all hydration that is not heaven sent.   Actually, all the water here is heaven sent, but the hose…

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Food in Hand

The days are long, the sky is blue and the temperatures are soaring.  It is the perfect combination for the veggie garden.  I am seeing a harvest and am completely delighted.  There were a few points in time when it…

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The delights of beetroot

This is a funny little vegetable.  I’ve always grown it in my garden because it is easy to grow and you can’t have a burger without a slice of pickled beetroot.  Oh and pickled beetroot sandwiches on white bread and…

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