SARAH THE GARDENER

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Happy tired

It has been a massive weekend.  The long Labour Weekend did not disappoint.  The weather was fabulous, and the family were well aware that this weekend is the pinnacle of the gardening calendar and gardening is what is done, for…

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Keep you friends close… and your water closer.

Historically I have been absolutely terrible with keeping plants in pots and containers.   There is so much pleasure and joy found tending the garden that I seem to run out of time for the small pot bound plants, not as…

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New cordial from old strawberries

It might sound sacrilegious this early in the season, but I found myself with a rather large bowl of strawberries in the back of the fridge. I had harvested a mountain of berries before heading out for the evening and…

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Control at last

Finally, the weather blessed us with a fabulous weekend.  It was hot, blue sky amazing and perfect for time in the garden.  You could almost see the plants breathing a sigh of relief as they stretched out their leaves to…

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Straw for the Strawberries

My strawberries, historically have had a bit of a rough ride.  I would just take the goods until they slowed down and then would neglect them until it was time to start to think of them again.  This was generally…

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How the Garden made Christmas Special

After weeks of frenzied activity I have awoken to a beautiful blue sky day that already has a bit of heat in it.   It is going to be a glorious day.  It will be a fabulous Boxing Day.  Christmas, unfortunately…

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The Late Spring Harvest

Finally I’ve been in the garden, and it was about time too!  Slowly but surely I eased myself back into it like a swimmer trying to get into a freezing cold pool.  I didn’t want to rush and set myself…

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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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Did I mention spring is coming?

It was another gorgeous blue sky day today – the kind you can sense the spring in the air.  Just a hint mind you.  But that hint is enough to set hope and wishful thinking into action.  Dreams of the…

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I thought it was going to snow.

Oh my gosh it was so cold!  The temperature plummeted this afternoon to 8.5°C.  While that may not be cold by most folks standards, it is for us!  Areas barely south of us (well areas at least 160km south east…

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