SARAH THE GARDENER

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Sowing Plants for Monarch Butterflies

It is all go in the garden and we approach the summer. Most of my seeds have been sown and there are some that still need to be done. I’ve tried to stick with the plan, so I have all…

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The Story of the Dome

Finally – I’m in.  There are seedlings in there.  It isn’t quite finished as we are still waiting for the glass to arrive, but it is coming on a slow boat from China and I’m ok with that as it…

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In a season of busy

I wonder if you know how it feels…  You make grand plans for something and completely over estimate your capabilities.  But through sheer tenacity manage to make some kind of dent what needs to be done. I feel a little…

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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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It’s a Pea Party!

The sun has been shining all week and I’ve been doing some great gardening.  Mostly weeding, but I have even managed to do some planting.  My poor peas, sown in good faith ages ago have been sitting and waiting for…

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Easy weeding

Finally, the rain has stopped for long enough for the soil to dry out enough to begin the laborious task of digging and weeding.  This is when I regret having such a large garden, but this feeling soon passes as…

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Potting on

As we pass the magical moment of the spring equinox which just so happens to be same day as daylight saving, we need to prepare for the inevitable.   The garden will grow this season. The rain may have delayed…

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An elephant never forgets…

But I do!  I have a shocking memory.  I can barely remember what I did last week, last month or even last year.  I exaggerate – it’s not actually that bad, but sometimes I stand in a room and wonder…

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