SARAH THE GARDENER

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Bulbous tasks

I don’t know about you but sometimes I tend to put things off.  First it starts with ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’ and moving the intended chore by a few hours doesn’t seem that harmless.  Then life gets in the way…

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Irrigating the Garden

When you have a garden as large as mine, ensuring it is all properly irrigated can be a little overwhelming.  To be fair, over the years I did my best with what I could to set up systems and deliver…

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An invisible gardening hazard

My smile is about to become inconvenienced.  I could blame Global pollution for my troubles. But I have to take some responsibility.  I am a child of the 70s.  My childhood was spent outside playing from dawn to dusk in…

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Embracing Autumn

I have been dragged kicking and screaming into this new season.  According to the calendar our autumn is officially three weeks old.  But at precisely 11:28pm last night, the autumn equinox occurred.  I wasn’t really aware of it as I’m…

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Going, Going, Gone

It is with great reluctance that I have to announce the season is officially over.  You see a summer garden without tomatoes isn’t a summer garden at all.  I thought long and hard about it, but kept coming to the…

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Green is Good

In honour of today being St Patrick’s Day and acknowledging the heritage of my family line…  to be honest most kiwis will find Irish DNA bound up into the essence of who they are, and Scottish, and English and Swedish…

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Soggy is the new ….

I was trying to think of something funny and witty for my title.  But soggy is not good, but is the present state of my garden.  I’m not really all that happy about it.  I got so used to finally…

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For the want of a slice of beetroot

A good burger NEEDS a slice of beetroot between its buns and above the meat patty.  That is the kiwi way.   I was making homemade burgers for tea the other day and reached into the fridge for the jar of…

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The overlap days

The overlap into autumn, the next season has officially begun.  It is kind of weird because, aside from the onions and garlic, the transition from winter to spring is effectively a blank canvas.  The beds are empty, cold and often…

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After the Storm

My poor garden  is suffering from a bit of neglect that goes a little deeper than the usual seasonal overload and fatigue.  There have been secret projects, general unwellness and a storm.  The garden is a little …  messy.  …

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