SARAH THE GARDENER

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Moving Mountains

I have a mountain of earth to move. It equates to 6 truckloads of good quality swamp-like soil from ‘up near Froggies’ near where we used to live.  I feel confident it will be a fabulous growing medium for my…

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Progress

I feel like I have bitten off more than I can chew, and my eyes are bigger than my stomach but I really want what I want, so I will work hard to get there.   My garden is huge.  Last…

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Mid Winter Swing

By the time you read this I’ll be long gone and far, far away.  This is the perfect time to take a well earned break.  The garden is mostly dormant.  I say mostly as, although there are still things going…

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Taking a hard line with my soft fruit

The soft fruit in my garden have been on a bit of a journey.  One that began in a place of unfamiliarity and good intentions and a bit of a learning curve.  Now they are on the straight and narrow…

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Before and After

Today was one of those amazing blue sky days that winter graces us with from time to time.  There was not a cloud to be seen and not even a puff of wind.  Out of the shadow a warmth from…

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New Season – New Friends

Winter made a dramatic entrance today, but was all puff and no substance.  It was all fog, but not really cold – not in the standard winter scheme of things.  Once the fog lifted it was a lovely sunny, mild…

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A tribute to my fluffy garden buddy

My poor wee Toast.   OK I can’t do this justice.  It is too upsetting.  The vet found an aggressive tumor that was beyond repair.   She’s been by my side for 15 years and loved my garden.  She was only 8…

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I’ll take short for now

… if it means long for later! Today made a spectacular entry that made my early morning eyes go “wow” but then my foggy, half asleep brain remembered “red sky at night shepherds delight, red sky in the morning shepherds…

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Sweet Digging

It was a grey gloomy old winter day and like easing yourself into a swimming pool, once I got into the garden it wasn’t actually that bad.  I hadn’t gone as far as to wear a beanie, but I hadn’t…

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Let the season begin.

Oh I was in my element today. I got to spend the day in the garden, completely uninterrupted and without the need to rush.  I just pottered about the place at an unhurried pace and enjoyed every single moment. While…

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