SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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Birthday Surprise! 

So much for a glorious long weekend building structures and then planting out the plants that are to be supported by them all season long. Well after the debacle of the cucumber frame, I went to bed scratching my head…

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Constructing Structures Part Two

Sometimes things don’t go according to plan – especially when there isn’t a plan but a vague idea in your head. Ummm yeah….  Occasionally my ‘she’ll be right – sweet as’ attitude doesn’t go so right and isn’t so sweet. …

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Constructing structures Part one

Here we are in the middle of the best weekend of all time – Labour Weekend. Saturday was OK weather wise – a bit blowy, but the boffins are telling us the rest of the weekend will be soggy!  How…

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On the edge of excitement

Ohhhh….  Here we are on the eve of the most exciting gardening weekend in the entire calendar.  More exciting that the sweet sensation of that first strawberry, crunch of the first pea or the delight that comes from the first…

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The day the police came

There is never a dull moment in my world.   Actually, no that isn’t true – there have been plenty of dull moments this spring while I wait for my recently almost dry soil to drain again after yet another deluge…

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Asparagus is my Rainbow

I don’t know why I was surprised when we returned from a day out to find the garden flooded again.  I wracked my brain to try and remember was the ground sticky when we’d left, or did the inundation happen…

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