SARAH THE GARDENER

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Size doesn’t matter – it is all edible to me

I’ve had mixed results with my onions this year.  My Hunter River White onions were ginormous!  They were my best ever in all the seasons I’ve been growing onions and I could put behind me the dreadful season where the…

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Thinking about cooler days.

Not wanting wish away my summer but I really need to think about winter.  The summer garden is in full swing and doing its thing.  The tomato inundation has begun and it is such a pleasure to enjoy fresh at…

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Too much zucchini? Make cake.

I always plant too many zucchini plants.  I can’t help myself.  Those rose coloured glasses combined with teeny tiny seedlings and the gluts of summers past become a distant blur.  So each summer I am faced with the same problem…

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I have a special visitor.

I love showing people around my garden.  It is my pride and joy.  Although sometimes it is more like a petulant child who refuses to brush his hair before going out in public.  There is always a shirt tail to…

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Sometimes decisions are made for you.

There is still a lot to be done in the garden.  I never really seem to be completely on top of it, and so when I venture out into the garden for my daily session of green fingered goodness the…

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Smack bang in the middle.

According to the calendar we are in the middle of summer.   I have mixed emotions about this as if half of summer has just gone, then we have been ripped off big time because the weather has been completely rubbish. …

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Oh well, there always next year.

I kind of suspected things weren’t all hunky dory below ground.  The manky state of things above ground was a kind of given.  My garlic harvest for the second year running will be sent to the compost bin without even…

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To get water: Hammer, Hammer, Saw, Saw

This weekend was a long weekend and today was the holiday day to celebrate Auckland’s 175th   birthday.  We seized the opportunity to go bush for a couple of nights.  I’m not such a great camper and much prefer the creature…

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ANZAC

Lest we forget.

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Merry Christmas to all…

Sometimes the thought of a white Christmas with snow all around and chestnuts roasting on an open fire which also takes the chill off your rosy cheeks after a day focussed purely on finding the right gifts, having time to…

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