SARAH THE GARDENER

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Still planting

While I have proven I am excellent at procrastination, I have confirmed without a doubt I have mastered a new skill – under estimating things.  I think I always knew it because there have been a multitude of projects where…

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Half In Half Out

Well the boffins were wrong – it didn’t rain at all this weekend, in fact it hasn’t rained in ages and the top 10 cm of unmulched, unplanted soil is bone dry.  We haven’t had any significant rain in a…

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Countdown to the Big Garden Weekend of the Year.

This is traditionally the ‘IT’ weekend.  The one you long for and work towards all spring.  The average last frost date.  Which just happens to fall on a long weekend and so that just makes the whole thing even more…

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A Chore and A Tour

This was week has been a mixed bag of things that has made life all sorts of busy.   But for the main part the garden is now mostly good and ready for the planting out stage from next weekend.   There…

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Queen of Hearts

October is such a gauntlet to run for us.  With birthday’s, school holidays and then the obligatory back to school haircuts, stationary kit refresh and new shoes, the garden can become a little neglected.  Not intentionally, but life can get…

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‘How does your garden grow….’

‘… with pretty things all in a row…’ Well maybe not all in a row, but there are a lot of pretty cool things in the garden right now.  Check them out:   Come again soon – it feels like…

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October already?!

How on earth did we get this far through the year already?   I have been waking up, working hard, and going back to bed again and each day drags us along in time…  I can barely keep up.  If the…

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Still Here

Sometimes the ups and downs of life can get in the way of time spent in the garden.  This spring has been one of those seasons with a lot of non-gardening things going on and just crappy weather.  The nice…

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There ARE tomatoes in October!

I’ve cut it fine, but it is still technically October and I have just planted my tomatoes in the garden.  This is so much more than the usual tomato planting session that happens every spring.  This one is special and…

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But what about the pumpkins?

 The seeds were sown the other day, more than a few weeks beyond when I would have normally sown them.  But I’m not worried because not only is their bed not ready, it hasn’t been filled or even built because…

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