SARAH THE GARDENER

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I declare this spring officially open

Wow, we are now into the growing season.  It was a busy first day, but I managed to find some time to sow my tomato seeds.  It is hard to believe in less than two months I’ll be planting them…

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Cutting my losses.

After a hard fought battle, the birds have won.   The horrid little blighters.  If they weren’t so chirpy and fluffy and cute I would really dislike them.  But waking to the sound of their magnificent dawn chorus, accompanied by the…

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The Big Spring Clean

The busyness has haunted me for weeks, shadowing my every move.  It has caused me to leave a trail of debris behind me because I have been so focussed that tidying up isn’t thought of as part of the task,…

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The garden is a mess.

I have been too busy in the business of being busy.  It is driving me to despair and I have put a line in the sand and said ‘Enough is Enough!’  I will find time to garden if it kills…

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Gardening by the book

I was blessed enough to be invited to speak at the Whanganui Literary Festival with some of our country’s finest authors.  It was a humbling experience to share with some amazing writers at what has been described as “the best…

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I have a dreadful problem

My hands have gone soft. My usually chipped and scratched nails are almost at the point that it is worth applying a lick of colour.  That deep ingrained dirt that works its way into the crevices of your hand beyond…

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Today we are having a quick look at my spuds

I’m just a tad crazy busy at the moment, enjoy the spuds on this almost wordless Monday. Come again soon – life will settle down soon. Sarah the Gardener : o )

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Finally Peas Reign in my Garden

After and extraordinary amount of rain, and a crazy week filled with so much non gardening, and chuck in a couple of sick kids and my gardening action has been somewhat limited.  However a break in the weather and a…

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I Made a Mistake

Months ago back in the autumn I wasn’t thinking.  I definitely wasn’t thinking of the convenience of my spring self.  And now my spring self is a little disappointed with my autumn self. You see I grow wheat each autumn,…

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Road trip – no, make that a global tour! The Growing NOW Garden Tour

Welcome to the final installment of the Growing NOW Garden Tour.  For those of you who have been following along on the tour, the last post may come with a degree of sadness. The lovely Beth Billstrom from More than…

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