SARAH THE GARDENER

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After the storm

This week has been awful.  The boffins had mentioned it, but often they are wrong, so I take the forecast with a pinch of salt.  Especially as the weekend was so magnificent.  It was warm – the kids went swimming. …

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Gardening with MS

I have a bit of a side kick that shadows me wherever I go.  Most days it is barely noticeable, well not to me, because I’ve learnt to put the nuances it brings to one side and not give it…

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Today in pictures

Today is Friday and the end of the week.   The work in the garden has cranked up a notch and now instead of just potting about fiddling with this and tinkering with that, it has become heaving lifting, ardous weeding…

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Well that didn’t quite go to plan – I blame it on the worms

Today was an amazing day, the sky was blue, the sun was shining and once it warmed up, it was the perfect gardening day.   Once I took care of everything indoors, I headed outdoors with a plan.  I was going…

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Covering it up

It seemed like such a good idea at the end of last season to grow cover crops on the beds as they came empty, with little thought to my spring self.   So what if they add so much value to…

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Nothing stands in the way of progress

Well except the cold, the wind, the rain, non-gardening work and feelings of fatigue after doing too much in a time of pleasant conditions.  I’m beginning to think I’m getting a bit soft.  I have memories of seasons years ago…

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Let’s shelve that idea

Last week was very exciting for me.  Even more exciting than sowing seeds, and that is a big call because sowing seeds is one of the highlights of spring.  There is something almost magical in taking inert bits that parted…

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Let’s get this season started

I no longer feel panicked and the season can finally start.  I know I said it wasn’t a race and I had ages, but that seed sowing window was wide open and was calling me to climb through it.  So…

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I’m Late, I’m Late

It certainly feels like it.  Spring is four days old and I’ve done nothing about it.  I just want to shake myself – ‘do you not realise it is spring – the season of seasons, the one you long for…

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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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