SARAH THE GARDENER

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Time waits for no onion

I have to confess the shortest day took me a bit by surprise.  Its not that I didn’t know it was coming, but the speed it approached left me feeling a little like Wylie Coyote standing there with tools unused…

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Monday Message:

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana 1863 – 1952 These are wise words indeed for a gardener to heed. If you forget what you did last season you will make the same mistakes…

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When does the new season start?

This is always a bit of a grey area as to when the new season starts and the previous one ends.  It makes sense to think that when harvesting stops from plants planted in the spring is a logical end,…

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Monday Message

“A garden is half-made when it is well planned. The best gardener is one who does the most gardening by the winter fire.” Liberty Hyde Bailey (An inspiring American horticulturist 1858 – 1954) Due to the sudden drop in temperature…

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Downtime

I have had a lovely week.  I approached it with trepidation, but I had no choice.  Once again our power was off for maintenance.  In an effort to catch up for the time lost during the lockdown, the power company…

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Monday Message:

Keep doing the little things often so they don’t become big things later. This week I will be mostly weeding! Sarah the Gardener : o)

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A month in review

May is done.  We are now in a new month and a new season.  Winter.  The easy month.  The one where it is ok to hunker down in a cosy spot and dream dreams of dream gardens without a weed…

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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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