SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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Burning with Fire.

The efforts to restore the garden back to some semblance of order are coming along nicely.  My hands are looking more like gardener hands and at the end of the day I feel the need for a soak in a…

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Sowing and Reaping.

Walking into the garden today I was greeted with that delightful aroma of freshly cut grass.  It is like a lingering scent of summer as if to say, but wait – the season isn’t completely over yet, there are still…

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Back into the garden

I have been liberated from my keyboard, which is just as well because I think I’ve worn it out.  You can almost see straight through the spacebar to the workings underneath!  But my super secret project has been delivered –…

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On it, not in it

The garden has been on my mind a lot lately.  I am within days of handing in my super secret project, and even though I need to pour all my efforts into the final touches and stay focused for just…

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Blast from the Past: Autumn is doing what Autumn does

… But it is doing it without me!  My super secret project is still  keeping me indoors bashing out words on my  keyboard and I looking out my window at another clear blue sky day and sighing.  It is perfect…

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