SARAH THE GARDENER

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I’m supposed to be doing other things.

But it’s cold and I can’t seem to focus.  Well –it’s not actually that cold – I’m just a bit of a sook today.  To give me a tiny bit of credit, there was a frost this morning, but now…

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Rain – it’s never there when you need it!

For the last week it has been windy and raining with heaps of scary thunder and lightning.  The ground went all soggy and boggy.  Then finally the clouds cleared – well enough to create the illusion of an end to…

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Mother’s day is a moveable feast at our place!

A wee pop up from my calendar popped up today:  Go and take a photo of the garden.  It’s a little something I started last month.  I am determined to take a photo of the garden – as it is,…

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I am so cross with myself!

I’m such an idiot.  There I was the other night bleating on about how cold it was and taking lots of photos to prove it, when I should have been out there protecting my vulnerable plants with frost cloth!  But…

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The first fire of the season has been lit in the fire place.

You only have to take one look about outside this evening to know it’s going to be a cold one.  There is very little cloud about and the moon is already out, trying to outshine the sun and it’s not…

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Nothing says “Summer” better than “Tomato”

As I stand in my garden and look around I realise I can’t possibly delay the evitable any longer.  The tomato plants need to come out. It’s not that I like having these scruffy bedraggled poor excuse for plants in…

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Am I a versatile blogger?

I must be because Annie at The Little GSP nominated me for The Versatile Blogger award. Wow – pretty cool. My blog has come about through a combined love of gardening and writing. Ordinarily this would seem like an odd…

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All I want is a little bit of spinach – is that too much to ask?

The few weeks back I spied some self-seeded spinach in the “Leafy Greens” bed and I thought “sweet – I’ll let those grow!”  And grow they did.  When they got big enough, I dug them up and spaced them out…

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Autumn is doing what autumn does.

It’s been raining; a cross between drizzly and fat heavy drops with bursts of sunshine in between.  But it’s not cold, not really.  Besides the house is being warmed by the processing of golden quince orbs into jars of deep…

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I love having things in the garden to nibble on as I go about the business of gardening!

In the spring its strawberries and in the autumn I have discovered the delicious Cape Gooseberry (or Ground Cherries to some.)  Not everyone seems to like them as they can be a bit tart, and the taste isn’t that usual…

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