SARAH THE GARDENER

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Things that bring me joy in the morning

Up until now the garden hasn’t exactly brought me a lot of joy this season, more a sense of overwhelming, never ending impossibilities. It has been a huge struggle to negotiate the storms and troubles, and shout down the thoughts…

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First Proper Harvest of the Season

While I have been taking a few things here and there, like the globe artichokes.  I have been quite simple with these – just pick, wash and steam until tender.  Then we normally dip the scales into melted butter and…

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I think I’ve caught up with myself

Slowly but surely putting one foot in front of the other, the garden has been planted out.   It came as a bit of a surprise as I was just doing the next job on the list without looking beyond it…

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Not the spring I had in mind

You may or may not have noticed, but I’ve been AWOL for a while.  At the start of the season, it was never my intention.  This was going to be that perfect season in my garden.  I had it all…

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Showing off the show

I headed back into town again today to revisit the NZ Flower and Garden Show to take all the photos I forgot to take the other day.   Once again it was a lovely day with the rain held at bay,…

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Delivering Gold

Yesterday I participated in something pretty amazing.  I was invited to join the judging team for the New Zealand Flower and Garden Show.  It was a real honour and a privilege to be involved in this way in such a…

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I’m running out of spring!

I don’t know if I’m being too hard on myself, but the garden isn’t finished yet and there is only a week left of spring.  Considering there was nothing there at all in mid May I am being hard on…

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Five good things going on in the garden

Although that headline makes it sound like everything is going horribly wrong, which couldn’t be further from the truth.  Things are going really well; however I am racing to get it all finished before I run out of spring.  In…

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Nev’s back

Since we moved here back in January there was an important member of the family who came with us.  However we weren’t able to bring all of his bits and pieces with us and had to leave them behind.  We…

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It will be windy there

This is the most common comment we have heard when we tell people we have moved to the west coast.  And I have to admit that at times it can be very blowy.  Like that time our house was up…

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