SARAH THE GARDENER

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Temporarily Temporary

The garden is on the move again!  Now the house is kind of under control and in the hands of a good builder, the time is right to focus on other things and in particular the garden.  For the last…

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Come rain or shine

In the final days before I can get stuck into the garden there was one more thing I wanted to know about this new place, so I can garden wisely.   And that is the climate.    We’ve only been here almost…

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Moving House

Things are racing ahead now, just like the year is.  How have we reached May so quickly? It doesn’t seem that long ago we were just embarking on this hair brained scheme.  But it can’t have been that hair brained. …

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Loofing Luffas

Not only did the last frost cause the demise of my peppers, but the luffas took a hit as well.   They are a little slow to get started but once they get going they really get going.  All of their…

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The best time to plant a tree is now.

Arbor Day is a long held tradition in this country.  People have been planting trees to mark the occasion since 1890!  There was even a time when people were given the day off school and work to go off and…

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It’s time to call it quits

I feel like I’ve been flogging a dead horse for the last few months and this morning’s heavy frost was the final straw. We are 10 days out from winter so I’m just kidding myself.  The peppers weren’t going to…

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Five photo Friday

Things have been so slow in the garden this week.  Mostly because it has been raining.  I am determined not to complain or bleat about this state of weather so I have gone out into the garden today and found…

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Sweet As

As we say here in New Zealand everything is Sweet As, which means its pretty good.  Earlier this week I made a video and the garden was in such a lovely place – the grass was low, the weeds were…

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Not again!

Cyclone Donna.  There are no words…. It started raining spits and spots at lunch time yesterday – about 20 hours ago. It isn’t expected to stop until 6pm tonight – so about 8 more hours to go. It could be…

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Only three weeks until winter

Normally at the this time of year there is a reluctance to except the winters arrival.  With every drop in temperature I moan and complain.  As the nights draw in, long gone are the leisurely evening antics in the garden…

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