SARAH THE GARDENER

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Wrapped in plastic

It has been two weeks since I left my garden for a gorgeous spot on the coast and it has taken that long to start to feel comfortable with caravan living.  We have slipped into a school term routine, so…

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A Sea Change

After 87 days from idea to realisation, we are now all moved and settled in to our new place.  Well not quite settled in.  We are living in a caravan with all our worldly possessions scattered about the place waiting…

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Last days

There is a strange sense of peace.  I am ready to leave the garden.  Which is just as well as we are out of here on Thursday.   It has only been 85 days since we made the decision to make…

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The hardest worker of all.

It is fair to say the process of selling a house isn’t a simple process.  Pop a holiday season in the middle of it all and it can really be challenging. The first step of getting the house ready for…

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Storm weeding

This is the absolute best kind of weeding there is.  After a period of sustained torrential rain the soil becomes so moist deep down that even the nastiest weed like dock weed slips right out of the ground with the…

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2017 – Oh what a year – huge plot twist at the end, which I didn’t see coming.

Normally at this time of year we look back over the previous twelve months and wax lyrical about the mundane goings in the garden, reminisce over the ordinary and set goals along the lines of ‘must keep on top of…

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The in Between

This is a strange time of year in many ways.  Ordinarily we aren’t here at all, but off beside the sea somewhere soaking in the summer sun and doing some well deserved relaxing after a hard year of hard yakka. …

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Don’t waste water!

I woke in the middle of the night to the sound of rain bouncing off the roof.  Its deep rhythmic nature sent me peacefully back to sleep knowing I wouldn’t need to worry about the garden for a couple of…

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And…  Sold

If you had told me nine weeks ago that I would willingly give up my garden I would have told you that you were lying.  I spent a long time dreaming and planning for this season.  I have tomatoes from…

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The B word.

And it isn’t Bug-ger.  Although this is the sentiment of the situation.  You just can’t win with the weather.  This year can easily be described with soggy soggy soggy soggy dry.   And not just any dry, but the one tinged…

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