SARAH THE GARDENER

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The state of the Garden   Part Four of Three (or possibly four)

This takes us to the final phase of what I got up to this week.    It got a little muddily towards the end of the week.  The wind died down to just a gentle puff which was lovely.  The first…

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The state of the Garden   Part Three of Three (or possibly four)

When you are in the garden you lose all track of time.  I was out there the other day watering until 8pm.  I wasn’t in the garden the whole time but in bursts of several hours and with the lovely…

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The state of the Garden   Part Two of Three (or possibly four)

I just wanted to quickly fill you with what I’ve done in the garden so far this year, and to be honest it didn’t feel like much, but when it came to writing it down I created a mountain of…

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The state of the Garden   Part One of Three (or possibly four)

Officially it is the first week back in the garden after the holidays.  Last week didn’t count even though I did loiter in the garden a little, but as the first week of the year it was only a half…

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Word for 2020: Overcomer

Things haven’t been off to a great start.  2019 ended promising with the early discovery and treatment of the Tomato Potato Psyllid.  Last year, due to the holidays I found it too late and I fought a brave and brutal…

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Christmas Blessings

This growing season hasn’t been the easiest and having the Christmas holidays right in the middle of it all can be a tad problematic, with all the shopping, partying, the end of year rush and general festivities and craziness.   …

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Spreading the love

With the summer holidays fast approaching the lawn becomes more than the grassy area between the house and the garden.  Being the only flat area of land we actually have, it is quite useful.  It started out flat and grassy…

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Change Comes Quickly

There has been an imperceptible shift in the garden.  Up until this point I feel like I have been managing tender young seedlings, doing what I can to nurture them into independence.  They have been scrawny, scrappy and poorly and…

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Aftermath

We are now in summer and I was hoping to put all my troubles behind me.  Of the first four days of the season, there hasn’t been much to complain about except a two-hour window of intense craziness on Tuesday….

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Things that bring me joy in the morning

Up until now the garden hasn’t exactly brought me a lot of joy this season, more a sense of overwhelming, never ending impossibilities. It has been a huge struggle to negotiate the storms and troubles, and shout down the thoughts…

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