SARAH THE GARDENER

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The dry horrors

I have been lovingly tending my seed trays, misting often so the soil stays moist, and checking several times a day for signs of life.  Ten days past with a few green butterfly leaves of the brassicas standing proud and…

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Plan Bee

I’m having another look at my flower garden.  Last year I did manage to get a well-managed cutting garden.  To be honest I mean ‘well-managed’ quite loosely.  I kept the weeds down, feed and watered regularly and even did a…

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I declare this spring officially open

Wow, we are now into the growing season.  It was a busy first day, but I managed to find some time to sow my tomato seeds.  It is hard to believe in less than two months I’ll be planting them…

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Keeping things warm

With spring starting tomorrow I can hardly contain my excitement.  The weather is settled and being kind.  Well if you don’t count the 48 hour period last week that delivered over three and a half inches of nonstop rain.  This…

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Spring has come early

With 9 days left of winter, you would easily believe spring is already here.  The weather has been settled for over a week, with gentle frosts most mornings, and balmy afternoons that almost have you shed your jumper in favour…

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YooooHoooo – where are you?

This has to be the most frustrating time of the whole season.  After much anticipation I finally sowed my pepper seeds.  These are the first seeds to find themselves lovingly placed in seed raising mix in preparation for my summer…

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Fake it until you make it

There was a break in the weather, so I decided to crack on regardless of the muddy, floody grass around the garden.  The raised beds themselves had drained nicely, so the soil structure around the garden just had to take…

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OK that is it! I have had ENOUGH!

I woke up this morning and there was this strange bright orb sending laser beams onto my face making it hard to see back out the window.  It took a moment or two to remember what it was.  Oh yeah…

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It’s all in the planning

It is still raining.  There are puddles on my puddles.  Gardening is still very much out of the question.  I’m seriously hoping the wild winds will help dry everything up.  But I still needed to itch my green thumb so…

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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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