SARAH THE GARDENER

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Queen of Hearts

October is such a gauntlet to run for us.  With birthday’s, school holidays and then the obligatory back to school haircuts, stationary kit refresh and new shoes, the garden can become a little neglected.  Not intentionally, but life can get…

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‘How does your garden grow….’

‘… with pretty things all in a row…’ Well maybe not all in a row, but there are a lot of pretty cool things in the garden right now.  Check them out:   Come again soon – it feels like…

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October already?!

How on earth did we get this far through the year already?   I have been waking up, working hard, and going back to bed again and each day drags us along in time…  I can barely keep up.  If the…

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Still Here

Sometimes the ups and downs of life can get in the way of time spent in the garden.  This spring has been one of those seasons with a lot of non-gardening things going on and just crappy weather.  The nice…

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There ARE tomatoes in October!

I’ve cut it fine, but it is still technically October and I have just planted my tomatoes in the garden.  This is so much more than the usual tomato planting session that happens every spring.  This one is special and…

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But what about the pumpkins?

 The seeds were sown the other day, more than a few weeks beyond when I would have normally sown them.  But I’m not worried because not only is their bed not ready, it hasn’t been filled or even built because…

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Happy tired

It has been a massive weekend.  The long Labour Weekend did not disappoint.  The weather was fabulous, and the family were well aware that this weekend is the pinnacle of the gardening calendar and gardening is what is done, for…

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Will there be tomatoes in the garden this October?

This weekend is a weekend like no other – it is the weekend deemed safe for plants to be planted out without fear of frost.  Having said that, it is date based on averages and so there have still been…

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There and Back

I have been missing from my garden for too long.  But it just couldn’t be helped.  The school holidays took us to sunny Fiji for a wonderful week away with the kids.  It was completely the wrong time of year…

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Wishful thinking

Since I have had my wonderful new irrigation system installed in my garden, late last year > you can read about it here <, I have had the pleasure and privilege of using it in a full weekly cycle a…

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