SARAH THE GARDENER

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Soggy is the new ….

I was trying to think of something funny and witty for my title.  But soggy is not good, but is the present state of my garden.  I’m not really all that happy about it.  I got so used to finally…

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Rain on a summers day

I’m not moaning, but this summer has really not been what you imagine summer to be. It has been cold and miserable and I have done nothing but complain about it for weeks. And then we had the storm. But…

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Spring Showers

The clocks went forward last night, to reflect what we are all doing – looking forward to warmer, sunnier days.  We were rejoicing at the extra hour of daylight we have been given in the evenings.  We made great plans…

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It’s cold outside

Oh my goodness, winter has finally stood up and said loudly and proudly:  I am here!  Last week we had so much rain it broke records for the most rain in an hour for the month of June. The thing…

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Summer – you blew it.

You got handed a golden opportunity on a plate to extend your reign by one full day, legitimately.  And what did you choose to do with this one free day – not reign, but rain.  All I can say for…

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Blast from the past: When gardening isn’t gardening at all

Sometimes it is a good idea to look back in time to see how things were at the same period years ago.  It is interesting to see four years ago some things were very much the same yet others were…

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Signs of Spring

And so we have come to the final day of winter.  When it comes to the spring and summer I prefer to go by the calendar as it brings the desirable seasons to me quicker.  However for Autumn and Winter,…

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I’m running out of thyme

Well… not exactly.  I have enough thyme.  It is just it has been in the ground for so long now that the centre is dying out, despite the lush growth and the frequent clippings I’ve been giving it.  It tastes…

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Spring turmoil

October is only two and a half days old and it is already a month of extremes.  The first day was gorgeous.  The sky was blue and the sun shone brightly and you could almost feel the summer in the…

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Holding out for a pea!

I am watching rain going across the hills in the distance sideways and now it is so heavy I can’t see the hills at all.  Seriously, when is all this going to stop!  There is water everywhere.  The ground is…

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