SARAH THE GARDENER

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Lovely Lavender

Finally I got to spend time in the garden.  Well not technically in the veggie patch, but in my potting shed, potting up my lavender.  After the craziness of the last couple of days, there is nothing more relaxing than…

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The big picture.

Sadly no gardening was done, although I did visit two garden centres, but it was mostly a day of kid related stuff that involved a suprising amount of food that is no good for you and new shoes. So in…

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If you taunt me, I will lock you up.

I finished mowing the orchard and it looks great.  Now I need to focus on pruning and other winter orchard management things – once I find out what they are.  As I was going up and down mowing my lovely…

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You’ll have to take my word for it.

It was the most amazing day, blue skies that went forever, not a puff of wind and was even a little warm when you weren’t in the shade.  But I had to do my inside book keeping thingy.  The kids…

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Inadvertent weeding.

The weather is really strange.  The sun is shining and the birds are singing and although slightly chilly it is quite lovely.  What is strange about this is – it’s the school holidays and normally that is just the sign…

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When life gives you lemons – make lemoncello

Oh my goodness, what a terrible day.  Only genuine crazy people would be out there gardening on a day like that!  There was a nasty south wind bringing freezing cold temperatures with it.  I briefly worried about my greenhouse and…

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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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Gambling NEVER pays.

I only spent an hour in the raspberry patch today.  Other things cool things distracted me from my efforts. Which was probably just as well, as I was heading towards a burst foo foo valve. What I really needed was…

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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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