SARAH THE GARDENER

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Back into the garden

I have been liberated from my keyboard, which is just as well because I think I’ve worn it out.  You can almost see straight through the spacebar to the workings underneath!  But my super secret project has been delivered –…

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The Late Spring Harvest

Finally I’ve been in the garden, and it was about time too!  Slowly but surely I eased myself back into it like a swimmer trying to get into a freezing cold pool.  I didn’t want to rush and set myself…

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I thought it was going to snow.

Oh my gosh it was so cold!  The temperature plummeted this afternoon to 8.5°C.  While that may not be cold by most folks standards, it is for us!  Areas barely south of us (well areas at least 160km south east…

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Asparagus tips and raspberry posts

Time is against me.  I have to pack all of July’s gardening chores into two weeks.  And there is a surprising amount to do when you aren’t ambling your way through the month, dodging raindrops.  When you are up against…

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One becomes two and two becomes one – a tale of two berries

While I have a scientific background from too many years ago that I care to count, I would like to reassure you that I haven’t been dabbling in genetic modification in my garden shed.  I have been doing some good…

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Raspberries – Done!

Gosh – it is amazing how good you feel when you get a hard job done, and you have been putting it off for ages and finally you do a proper job and end up body sore, but when you…

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So close…

My arms and hands are so sore I can barely raise my fingers to type out the letters.  I spent a good three hours weeding the raspberries.  I made great progress and nearly made it all the way to the…

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I have made an executive decision.

I am going to jump over task number four on the list in favour of task five.    I can justify it like this – Number four is to enrich the onion bed and get it all ready for them to…

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I think the winter is toying with us.

While it may have been warmish for a winter evening the other night, last night was definitely cooler and foggy, but its still not proper cold and all my plants are confused.  I did a wee wander around looking for…

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I feel like I have been dragged through a raspberry bush backwards!

My poor raspberries…  Oh how I neglect you.  Last year I moved my raspberries from the orchard, to the veggie patch as you really need to keep a constant watch over them, especially at harvest time, when you really need…

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