SARAH THE GARDENER

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Weed or wildflower?

It has been a busy week, but unfortunately not out in the garden.   I have been hard at work on my computer, working on exciting projects there, or staring out the window at weather that clearly shows my hardiness as…

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A proud history

I have to say in this fine country we are completely blessed with people full of passion and added to that exceptional resources, which have come together to make the kiwi gardening experience what it is – something amazing. Many…

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Window Sill Gardening

I love my dome.  It is the coolest thing I think I have ever had built.  But I have a bit of a problem with it…  It is not ready.  The builder has done his amazing bit and created it. …

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Spring is Knocking on the door

I have a confession.  I have been holding out on you.  But I wanted it to be a surprise.  You see after the big storm back in April, when the house was still up on jacks, while the foundations underneath…

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Hunting and Gathering Trees

Finally, the weather turned to ‘not rainy’ and my schedule cleared up and I could go tree shopping.   Only I’ve left it a little late.  I knew I had but didn’t realise just how late as all the good stuff…

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Getting Fruity

I have a problem.  I want it all and I want it now.  But there is an ancient Chinese proverb to support me in my pressing desires.  “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.  The next…

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Spuds and stuff.

The garden is coming along nicely, although I would like it to be a touch faster, but there are only so many hours in the day.  I’m still convinced I’ll get there.  Having a teenager help, under duress, is filling…

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A Notable Situation

You only really get one chance at a new start.  And while we have been here since January and work started on the garden in May when the container that held our worldly possessions was emptied into the house and…

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Boxed in

We are firmly on the down hill run to spring and the final weeks of winter are imminent.  Ordinarily this fills me with excitement and a large portion of my being is jumping with joy.  The rest of me really…

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Lists of things to do

While we were away, I did do a lot of thinking about what needs to be done to get the garden ready for the spring.  I have a fixed vision in my head of how I want it to be…

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