SARAH THE GARDENER

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Showing off the show

I headed back into town again today to revisit the NZ Flower and Garden Show to take all the photos I forgot to take the other day.   Once again it was a lovely day with the rain held at bay,…

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Delivering Gold

Yesterday I participated in something pretty amazing.  I was invited to join the judging team for the New Zealand Flower and Garden Show.  It was a real honour and a privilege to be involved in this way in such a…

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I’m running out of spring!

I don’t know if I’m being too hard on myself, but the garden isn’t finished yet and there is only a week left of spring.  Considering there was nothing there at all in mid May I am being hard on…

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Five good things going on in the garden

Although that headline makes it sound like everything is going horribly wrong, which couldn’t be further from the truth.  Things are going really well; however I am racing to get it all finished before I run out of spring.  In…

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Nev’s back

Since we moved here back in January there was an important member of the family who came with us.  However we weren’t able to bring all of his bits and pieces with us and had to leave them behind.  We…

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It will be windy there

This is the most common comment we have heard when we tell people we have moved to the west coast.  And I have to admit that at times it can be very blowy.  Like that time our house was up…

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How do you eat an elephant?

A spoonful at a time! While most of the garden is still very new and either recently planted or still to be planted, there are some crops that have been in for ages.  The onion and the garlic were the…

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Change

Everything is changing, but for now it stays the same.  It is a really weird time where we know what we want but have absolutely no control over it.  All it takes is one person to buy the house.  We’ve…

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Final Stages of Spring

With less than a week left of spring, it is pretty much safe to say the garden is all but done.  There are a few bits and pieces left to do, like sort out the flowers – but they don’t…

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New cordial from old strawberries

It might sound sacrilegious this early in the season, but I found myself with a rather large bowl of strawberries in the back of the fridge. I had harvested a mountain of berries before heading out for the evening and…

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