SARAH THE GARDENER

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Dome Done

I knew it would be a big job, that’s why I’d been putting it off.  I started half heartedly a week ago, just sorting the clutter that had built up on the benches and trying to find homes elsewhere for…

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A lesson in why you shouldn’t procrastinate

So, I’m making great progress with my To Do list. I’ve been ticking off things left, right and centre in the computer gardening department and we can firmly lay that at the feet of the rainy days we had this…

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Week 2 of the last month of winter

The weather has been exceptionally strange – it has felt more like Late Spring than Late Winter.  The boffins are suggesting a bit of a seasonal reset will be happening soon and normal winter conditions will return.  But they have…

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Another new month.

What is it about the passing of time that sets of fear in my heart?  Yet another chunk of my life is passing me by and what am I doing with it?  According to my ever growing ‘to do’ list…

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Pickled Avoidance

I have been determined to get things straightened out ready for the spring.  However, my biggest weakness is procrastination and the bigger the mess the more likely I will put things off.    The most pressing need right now is the…

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Windswept

It has been a bit windy recently.  There  have been three storms in as many weeks.  But this is expected from midwinter.  However the thought there are just 40 days until spring has caused me a little consternation.   It is…

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Protecting the strawberries

I feel for my poor strawberries.  Before we moved to the coast I had repotted extra runners into pots, but at the time I had no reason to do it, I just didn’t want to waste them.   Then when the…

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You turn your back for a few days…..

For a deeply obsessed gardener there is no good time to go on holiday as there is always something to do or something to watch out for.   But I took my hand off the controls at what seems like a…

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Snow… or is it?

I’ve been on holiday.  It was an impromptu decision but one well worth it.  You really can’t beat quality time with family.  And my Mum is a bit of a gardener so the allure of a visit is all the…

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 Out of sorts

It is the beginning of midwinter with just over 60 days until spring – not that I’m counting and as I look around the garden not all is as it seems. There are the usual midwinter things like onion seedlings…

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