SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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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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