SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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Windswept

It has been a bit windy recently.  There  have been three storms in as many weeks.  But this is expected from midwinter.  However the thought there are just 40 days until spring has caused me a little consternation.   It is…

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Protecting the strawberries

I feel for my poor strawberries.  Before we moved to the coast I had repotted extra runners into pots, but at the time I had no reason to do it, I just didn’t want to waste them.   Then when the…

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You turn your back for a few days…..

For a deeply obsessed gardener there is no good time to go on holiday as there is always something to do or something to watch out for.   But I took my hand off the controls at what seems like a…

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Snow… or is it?

I’ve been on holiday.  It was an impromptu decision but one well worth it.  You really can’t beat quality time with family.  And my Mum is a bit of a gardener so the allure of a visit is all the…

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Yams – Yay or Nay?

It was with great expectation I approached my Yam bed, also known as Oca.  As far as I was concerned, I’d done all the right things, I’d fed and watered with a frequency that could be described as regular.  I…

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South Pacific Interlude

Mid winter is a fabulous time for a gardener to take a break and to be honest I really felt like I needed one after a long slog in a not so desirable growing season.  So the family and I…

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Things you don’t want to find in your greenhouse

The weather has been lousy.  The rain has been torrential, but in a sneaky way.  It rains solidly all night and apart from the moments it is so intense it rattles the roof and windows, I’m mostly unaware as I…

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This is such a weird time of year

 The in between season.  I’ve still got things in the growing in the garden.  But not a lot and they are close to being labelled ‘past it.’  But they are still there needing to be eaten.  There isn’t much that…

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Keeping it clean

I tried to go out into the garden today, but it was just too gloomy, the ground was way too soggy after we received another dumping of rain overnight.  This was most annoying as the ground had almost dried out…

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