SARAH THE GARDENER

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Checking the soil. 

Not wanting to go on about it, but the Pith Necrosis in my tomatoes (you can read about that >HERE<) has been on my mind.  One of the things that made the conditions ideal for the disease was the soil…

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The harvest waits for no one

I have been rather busy lately.   I am fortunate in that my workloads and deadlines haven’t changed and writing about gardening is just as popular as it ever was.  So, I have been tucked away in my office or creating…

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This is not normal

Although for many ways for me it still feels a little normal.  Because I’m not a great extrovert and so staying at home and potting about in my garden is my favourite thing to do.  So, I ordinarily I don’t…

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Looking its best

I have a garden group visiting the garden today, probably the last for a while. But I do love having groups coming to visit, first and foremostly to share the garden love, as there is always the opportunity for it…

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Monday Message:

You should always grow at least one thing you’ve never grown before. You never know – you might find a new LOVE. This season I’ve grown Lady Godiva pumpkin, grown for the seeds not the flesh. It is almost too…

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Monday Message:

Make places in the garden to sit. How can you appreciate all you have achieved if you don’t stop and look every once in a while? I have loads of places to sit in my garden.  My swing seat overlooking…

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Boldly moving forward

I normally dither about at this time of year, not wanting summer to end and ignoring the need to get the cool season seeds started now before it is too late!  Well not this season.   The sooner summer is behind…

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Monday Message:

WELCOME TO AUTUMN. The mild season… hopefully : o) As much as winter has the expectation of a new growing season ahead, spring is full of hope and promise, summer produces the goods – which is wonderful, autumn is my…

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Summer extended by one day!

I’m leaping for joy.  Ordinarily this would be the last day of summer!  Normally, on this day I would begin to bemoan the demise of the fair weathered season and get ready for all things all things autumn.     However, this…

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Monday Message:

You may still need to water in the rain! It was nice to have some rain, but dig down to see how far it got into the soil… probably not far! The last decent rain we had was before Christmas,…

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