SARAH THE GARDENER

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A tribute to my fluffy garden buddy

My poor wee Toast.   OK I can’t do this justice.  It is too upsetting.  The vet found an aggressive tumor that was beyond repair.   She’s been by my side for 15 years and loved my garden.  She was only 8…

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I’ll take short for now

… if it means long for later! Today made a spectacular entry that made my early morning eyes go “wow” but then my foggy, half asleep brain remembered “red sky at night shepherds delight, red sky in the morning shepherds…

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Sweet Digging

It was a grey gloomy old winter day and like easing yourself into a swimming pool, once I got into the garden it wasn’t actually that bad.  I hadn’t gone as far as to wear a beanie, but I hadn’t…

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Let the season begin.

Oh I was in my element today. I got to spend the day in the garden, completely uninterrupted and without the need to rush.  I just pottered about the place at an unhurried pace and enjoyed every single moment. While…

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Blast from the Past: I’m supposed to be doing other things.

It would seem I’m always doing other thing these days, although I can honestly say the weather is what is keeping me from the garden at the moment.  The rain has been horrendous.  Not of epic flood proportions but it…

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Quince Jelly, Quince Vinegar & Pickled Quince

With all the dramas going along lately some things have been a little neglected.  Out of the office window I can barely make out the orchard, but the bright yellow quince adorning the tree have stood out for a while…

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Why does the grass grow so fast?

I have been flat out in the garden lately.  Mostly I have been pulling out the last of the summer crops, sowing cover crops and generally tidying up.   It is starting to look respectable again, although it could do with…

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Checking out my soil

I have a lovely friend who upon reading of my dilemma with my garlic, sent me an incredible range of garlic to try.  I didn’t even realise we had this many available to us here.   I am really excited to…

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Know what you want to grow.

I was out in garden today, weeding my herb garden – in the rain.  Well it wasn’t really raining, just a light drizzle that doesn’t feel like much, but it isn’t until you come inside that you realise just how…

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What? No winter?

The weather boffins have told all the newspapers we aren’t going to get a winter this year.  How can this be?  It is right there on the calendar.  Winter follows autumn and is that cold miserable few months that makes…

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