SARAH THE GARDENER

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Monday Message:

Make places in the garden to sit. How can you appreciate all you have achieved if you don’t stop and look every once in a while? I have loads of places to sit in my garden.  My swing seat overlooking…

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Boldly moving forward

I normally dither about at this time of year, not wanting summer to end and ignoring the need to get the cool season seeds started now before it is too late!  Well not this season.   The sooner summer is behind…

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Monday Message:

WELCOME TO AUTUMN. The mild season… hopefully : o) As much as winter has the expectation of a new growing season ahead, spring is full of hope and promise, summer produces the goods – which is wonderful, autumn is my…

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Lawn love in difficult times

Having a nice lawn around here is kind of a big deal.  If anyone has ever built or relocated a house will agree that the lawn is the least of tradesmen’s worries.   When we first got the site, it had…

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Finding Peace in a Garden

This weekend I was in Melbourne and for me one of the highlights was to be exploring every inch of the Royal Botanic Gardens, with the long suffering Hubby the Un-Gardener in tow.  It was an incredible day.  The sky…

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Protecting the autumn seedlings

At this time of year, it is important to get the seeds of the new winter season off to a good start while the soil is still warm.  But there is a bit of a problem with this.  The majority…

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Well autumn aye?!

I always find this a strange turn of seasons. Especially because the transition is so vague. Spring is cut and dried. We are so over winter that we are happy to declare the 1st of September the first day of…

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Collecting apples for crushing

Currently, in my gardenless state, any opportunity to get up close and personal with any kind of gardening and I’m in.  Even a rain soaked autumnal day won’t dampen my enthusiasm, so when I was invited to help pick apples…

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Soaking in the Science

I find if I want to figure out how something works it is important to know everything.  I’m not very good at accepting things at face value if it means I’m not quite clear on how it works.  Except possibly…

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Sweet Chilli Goodness

I don’t know about you but I needed a break from all that heavy sciency stuff.  You should see what I have been looking into for us next!  I do have to say it has been a great distraction from…

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