SARAH THE GARDENER

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Pickled Avoidance

I have been determined to get things straightened out ready for the spring.  However, my biggest weakness is procrastination and the bigger the mess the more likely I will put things off.    The most pressing need right now is the…

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Windswept

It has been a bit windy recently.  There  have been three storms in as many weeks.  But this is expected from midwinter.  However the thought there are just 40 days until spring has caused me a little consternation.   It is…

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Protecting the strawberries

I feel for my poor strawberries.  Before we moved to the coast I had repotted extra runners into pots, but at the time I had no reason to do it, I just didn’t want to waste them.   Then when the…

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You turn your back for a few days…..

For a deeply obsessed gardener there is no good time to go on holiday as there is always something to do or something to watch out for.   But I took my hand off the controls at what seems like a…

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Snow… or is it?

I’ve been on holiday.  It was an impromptu decision but one well worth it.  You really can’t beat quality time with family.  And my Mum is a bit of a gardener so the allure of a visit is all the…

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 Out of sorts

It is the beginning of midwinter with just over 60 days until spring – not that I’m counting and as I look around the garden not all is as it seems. There are the usual midwinter things like onion seedlings…

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Shelving ideas

We are still in the grasp of midwinter, but the grip of winter is loosening.  Late winter starts in a few days and with that the planning and preparation for the summer garden has amped up a gear.  I have…

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Did the Garden Miss Me?

After being away for 10 days I was champing at the bit to get out into the garden and check out how it fared in my absence.  To be honest I wasn’t really worried as there isn’t much going on…

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Under the sun

I’ve been away.  Not only that, I’ve time travelled!  With the garden mostly under control it was the perfect time to have a bit of a holiday.   For the keen gardener mid-winter really is the best time to take a…

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New Orchard Take Two

After my recent confession on the failure of the first orchard in the new place, I am determined to get it right the second time.  So the first thing I did was research the trees I wanted first based on…

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