SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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Black and white

This week, to distract myself from the chaos in my world right now, I took part in the 7 day black and white challenge on my personal Facebook page.  But once it was complete and I saw the collection I…

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For Sale:  Much loved garden…  with house attached.

This is a bitter sweet moment for me.  I love my garden, but life has a habit of creating change. Ten years ago we were living in the heart of Auckland city with a tiny house – the perfect kind…

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You can’t beat a good mulch

Sometimes you know you need something, but just can’t have it.   So you try your best to make do and manage with what you can, but once you get your hands on something of quality then nothing else will do…

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Almost there

I think this is as close as I will get to a Did…Dah…  moment.  There are still a few empty beds, but I’m working on it.  The grass is cut, most of the plants are in, it hasn’t rained in…

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Something to eat

These days I tend to fall into the bed at the end of the day exhausted.  I have been working hard.  The spring has not been kind to me, but together we fall in to rhythm that seems to work…

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