SARAH THE GARDENER

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Wait one moment, I’ll be with you directly.

The garden has been so patient, waiting for me and the weather.  Getting this garden planted out is really happening in fits and starts.  Yesterday was so foggy, misty, and drizzly that it wasn’t worth going out.  It was the…

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This is turning out to be a strange season

Knowing the garden has good access to water is one of those things that takes a weight off my mind for the season ahead.  The water tanks are in a good place going into summer.  They aren’t completely full; I…

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Sorting out the watering

(A paid post with the good people from GARDENA NZ) The thing I love about the garden is there is always something new to do or discover.  But the knock on effect of this is there are some things that…

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Fennel and Celeriac are great friends

Day one of giving kitchen gardening a higher priority was slow to eventuate.  Life has this great habit of getting in the way.  I either over did it in the garden and landed in a crumpled heap on the sofa,…

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Stuck in a Rut

Not in the garden – that still fills me with joy and keeps me busy – although just last week I had barely been out there as the temperatures dropped, the wind picked up and the rain came in sideways!  …

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Getting Stuff Done

What a difference a day can make.   It has been a typical spring week with dramatically horrible days hounded with strong winds, rain coming in sideways and a drop in temperature that can make us believe we are back in…

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It’s done

It has been a turbulent week, but not in the way I was expecting.  Going by the weather forecast I was set to be indoors or in my raincoat all week.  But they got it very wrong.  It did rain,…

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 A new Month

Although it is already 4 days old.  Mid spring is a turbulent month and is not one to be trusted.  It toys with our heartstrings, showing us just what is possible and then dumps bad weather upon us as if…

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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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