SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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Finally Peas Reign in my Garden

After and extraordinary amount of rain, and a crazy week filled with so much non gardening, and chuck in a couple of sick kids and my gardening action has been somewhat limited.  However a break in the weather and a…

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I Made a Mistake

Months ago back in the autumn I wasn’t thinking.  I definitely wasn’t thinking of the convenience of my spring self.  And now my spring self is a little disappointed with my autumn self. You see I grow wheat each autumn,…

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Did I mention spring is coming?

It was another gorgeous blue sky day today – the kind you can sense the spring in the air.  Just a hint mind you.  But that hint is enough to set hope and wishful thinking into action.  Dreams of the…

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Investing in a colourful future

We are now closer to the start of winter than we are to the end of summer, and just to prove the point wintery weather made its presence felt as if to taunt us like some kind of bully.  “I…

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