SARAH THE GARDENER

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Countdown to the Big Garden Weekend of the Year.

This is traditionally the ‘IT’ weekend.  The one you long for and work towards all spring.  The average last frost date.  Which just happens to fall on a long weekend and so that just makes the whole thing even more…

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A Chore and A Tour

This was week has been a mixed bag of things that has made life all sorts of busy.   But for the main part the garden is now mostly good and ready for the planting out stage from next weekend.   There…

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Queen of Hearts

October is such a gauntlet to run for us.  With birthday’s, school holidays and then the obligatory back to school haircuts, stationary kit refresh and new shoes, the garden can become a little neglected.  Not intentionally, but life can get…

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‘How does your garden grow….’

‘… with pretty things all in a row…’ Well maybe not all in a row, but there are a lot of pretty cool things in the garden right now.  Check them out:   Come again soon – it feels like…

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October already?!

How on earth did we get this far through the year already?   I have been waking up, working hard, and going back to bed again and each day drags us along in time…  I can barely keep up.  If the…

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Slowly but steadily the week marched by.

It has been a long week with a lot going on.  When we relocated our house back in April 2018 we made a few unconventional decisions.  We decided if a bathroom or a kitchen needed renovating you would find the…

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A day in the garden

It was quite an ordinary spring day.  The wind (and Fennel the Cat – she has a very loud meow and wasn’t happy the food she had been served for dinner and let me know about it at 3am) disturbed…

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Making Mulch

(A paid post with the good people from GARDENA NZ) As much as it is still early spring and the weather flip flops between hopefully promising with warm sunny days and a brutal reminder that summer is still a way…

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An Arch to be Rivalled

I have been dabbling a little bit in making my own cold process soap.  It is a bit fun because it reminds me of my time in a previous life working in laboratories.  It is all about weighing out the…

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Hidden Treasure

I do love it when you find an unexpected treasure in the garden.  I’ve been clearing out the old brassica bed to make it ready for the new season sweetcorn.  There is heaps of time before need the bed for…

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