SARAH THE GARDENER

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On the edge of excitement

Ohhhh….  Here we are on the eve of the most exciting gardening weekend in the entire calendar.  More exciting that the sweet sensation of that first strawberry, crunch of the first pea or the delight that comes from the first…

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Green life

In an ideal world, I would sit back and wait patiently for the water to drain away the the soil to stop making that sucking noise as it absorbs as much water as it can to store away for the…

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Late for Christmas

I am the kind of person that leaves Christmas – not exactly until the last moment, but I sail close to the wind.  My preparations are reactive, not proactive as every year it takes me by surprise.  Except when in…

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8 to go

I have been feverishly slaving away over the garden.  My hands have that roughness that comes from working the soil without gloves.  I know I should use gloves but – well… I always end up taking them off to do…

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Watching over tiny things

At this time of year there is so much going on and it is all new and fresh.  Many little things need a lot of care and attention and others are just part of the bigger picture. I love watching…

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Spring is in full swing

With the wind on my back I have been working hard getting the garden shipshape.  There has been and extraordinary amount of digging and weeding being done so I can get things ready for the big day – the safe…

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I have to be the luckiest gardener in the world!

I woke up this morning to my wonderful family bearing gifts.  This isn’t something they do often – just once a year.  I got loads of cool stuff but they saved the best to last.  A shiny new Gardena 6…

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Winter, you have had your turn – go away

If you look at stereotypical images of spring it is always blue skies and perfectly formed flowers and blossoms, delicate seedlings and maybe a gentle shower or two.  I would have a hard job capturing any image that even remotely…

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Grand designs

 In preparation for the coming of spring, I – like the birds – have been doing a bit of nesting.  The beds are almost cleared.  It is just the brassicas; the in ground mixed bed, although that is allowed to…

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Well that’s it – the last seeds have been sown.

…well maybe I’ll throw in a couple more rainbow beets as not all the colours have come out, but aside from that everything in the greenhouse is all there is going to be this season.  Oh except for the beans…

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