SARAH THE GARDENER

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We don’t really do Halloween

However, on our recent trip to Rainbows End amusement park it had been decorated for the season and I couldn’t help myself taking a few pictures.   Especially as many of the displays had a bit of a gardening theme….

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A Currant Affair

The garden has been calling to me persistently like a sea siren to a pirate.   Sometimes the most I can do is to stare longingly back at the garden as it calls to me, as life beyond the garden…

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Weed into a bucket and other observations from the garden

After a busy period I finally got to spend an entire day in the garden and it was wonderful.  It was my birthday wish, and it didn’t disappoint.  The first half of the day was spent mowing around the garden….

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I’ve been away… again.

This is not a lot of help for my poor neglected garden, especially with the Big Day so close.  This Labour Weekend is the date where it is deemed safe from frost, however this is also a moveable holiday so…

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Out with the Old … In with the New

Sometimes in the garden you have to make difficult choices.  Take my fennel for example.  It seems to be like some kind of crop in my garden where it doesn’t seem to want to stop.  New bulbs seem to form…

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8 to go

I have been feverishly slaving away over the garden.  My hands have that roughness that comes from working the soil without gloves.  I know I should use gloves but – well… I always end up taking them off to do…

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Watching over tiny things

At this time of year there is so much going on and it is all new and fresh.  Many little things need a lot of care and attention and others are just part of the bigger picture. I love watching…

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Spring is in full swing

With the wind on my back I have been working hard getting the garden shipshape.  There has been and extraordinary amount of digging and weeding being done so I can get things ready for the big day – the safe…

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Flowers: now what are they all about?

Ok. I’m taking my second foray into the world of flower growing. Last season saw me build a bed for the sole purpose of having cut flowers.  It was a brilliant idea.  I figured if I treated them as a…

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So much for planting out weekend…

It has dragged on to be a planting out week, and I’m still not finished.  I really wanted to have a Taa Daa moment and reveal a gorgeous garden all planted out, weed free and nicely mowed.  But alas no,…

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