SARAH THE GARDENER

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Things that bring me joy in the morning

Up until now the garden hasn’t exactly brought me a lot of joy this season, more a sense of overwhelming, never ending impossibilities. It has been a huge struggle to negotiate the storms and troubles, and shout down the thoughts…

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Yet another crop rotation conundrum

To be honest you really can’t tell you are going to run into problems until you run into problems.   But having said that, I should have foreseen this one as I grow brassicas all year round so, they are going…

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Pea wrangling

In an effort to Make May Count, and not have it disappear out from under me in a blur of lethargy and can’t be botheredness…  I am pushing myself to get out there and do things.  Any things.  Chores that…

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Planning the Garden – Stuck in the Middle

This is an easy sector for me to plan as most things don’t move.  There are two asparagus beds and they have already had all the attention they need for the start of the season.  All I have to do…

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Five photo Friday

Things have been so slow in the garden this week.  Mostly because it has been raining.  I am determined not to complain or bleat about this state of weather so I have gone out into the garden today and found…

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After the Storm

My poor garden  is suffering from a bit of neglect that goes a little deeper than the usual seasonal overload and fatigue.  There have been secret projects, general unwellness and a storm.  The garden is a little …  messy.  …

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I’ve pea’d in the garden

As part of my cool season planting program I have taken care of my pea needs and sown what should be a great crop.  Aside from knowing that now is a good time to sow the seeds from past experience,…

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Sometimes decisions are made for you.

There is still a lot to be done in the garden.  I never really seem to be completely on top of it, and so when I venture out into the garden for my daily session of green fingered goodness the…

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How the Garden made Christmas Special

After weeks of frenzied activity I have awoken to a beautiful blue sky day that already has a bit of heat in it.   It is going to be a glorious day.  It will be a fabulous Boxing Day.  Christmas, unfortunately…

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Cutting my losses.

After a hard fought battle, the birds have won.   The horrid little blighters.  If they weren’t so chirpy and fluffy and cute I would really dislike them.  But waking to the sound of their magnificent dawn chorus, accompanied by the…

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