SARAH THE GARDENER

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The broken break

When you live somewhere as extreme as we do, here on the wild west coast, there is nothing like experience to teach you what you need to know.  More often than not, it comes after you complete a project with…

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Wishy washy

I can really feel the hint of spring, and if I am to be honest, along with the rising sap there a rising panic.  Will I get all my winter things done before I need to switch over to spring…

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An Irrigation Intervention

NB:  This is a sponsored post with the good people from GARDENA NZ, who have generously made this project possible.   Over the winter I have had a few side hustles going on beyond the realm of my garden that have…

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Ready for Raspberries

Making the decision to ease back on The Palace which was taking all my time and energy at the expense of all the other spring preparation tasks has been a little liberating.  It allows me to assess the rest of…

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Balancing The Palace.

I have been doing a bit of reflecting this week and decided I need a bit of balance in my life.  I have been bursting a fufu valve trying to get the first garden in The Palace completed by the…

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It’s Shrinking

After last year’s seed order postal debacle, I decided to plan the garden earlier this year, and get my seeds ordered in good time, just in case.  Having said that, The Palace project has held me up a little bit,…

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Getting Ratty

Last week was pretty much a bust as far as being productive in the garden.  I got in an hour in total, prepping one bed for the spring, and I’m glad I did that, as I was toying with the…

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Making Hay While the Sun Shines

… And hunkering down when it’s not.  It has been a difficult week.  There were days when the sun shone down on us like it was spring and days that felt like winter was making us pay for some unknown…

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A week of two halves.

This week couldn’t have been more contrasting if it tried.  The first 3 days was constant rain, high winds with frequent gusts up to or at 150 km/h, hail coming in sideways and fast, and some thunder and lightning thrown…

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Pickled Avoidance

I have been determined to get things straightened out ready for the spring.  However, my biggest weakness is procrastination and the bigger the mess the more likely I will put things off.    The most pressing need right now is the…

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