SARAH THE GARDENER

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I’m going through a soup phase.

It was my bookkeeping Tuesday and I don’t know if it was because it was cold or I really don’t like it all that much – but it took forever to do.  I should have been outside and into the…

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Number One Soup

I finally got round to it.  For dinner we had the much awaited turnip soup and it was good! The turnips were a little bit larger than I would have liked, but I can only really blame myself.  If I…

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Cross off number three!

I knew I had to do something in the garden.  The list is still nagging away at me.  I once heard someone say that post-it notes were the best thing for her marriage because it allowed her to perpetually nag…

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On a grey day sunshine can be found in strange places.

Aside from the green of the grass and the grey sky, there isn’t too much colour going on in my winter world.  Sometimes we do get those incredible blue sky days where everything looks like is part of some grand…

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I wonder…..

Now I am beginning to question my own credibility.  If I went to the trouble to write a list and put everything in order of importance and urgency, then why am I just picking the easy things to do?   So…

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The asparagus is ready and waiting for the spring.

With limited time available to me I thought about what would be the best job that would make the most impact and allow me to cross something off my list.  A quick scan across the patch drew my eye towards…

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I’ve let everyone down.

But to be honest we knew there would be days like these.  I’m so sorry but I didn’t do any gardening. It was cold, grey and miserable outside, although that wouldn’t have normally stopped me. What held me back was a…

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I have a freshly made bed.

A new garden bed of fresh, light, fluffy soil is a sight to behold.  Even though I had pressing commitments waiting inside making me feel more and more guilty as the days draw on, a freshly made bed is something…

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Digging the dirt

The sun was out on a lovely winter day and there was hardly a breeze and it felt strangely warm.  So I looked at my mega list to work out what really needed doing the most and underneath turnip soup…

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We had a frost – and I missed it!

While I was off spending time with family and making marmalade, dramatic things were happening in my garden. The temperatures had been falling all week and it was getting really cold.  It had been so mild for so long that…

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