SARAH THE GARDENER

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Rusty Garlic

My garden has suffered greatly at the hands of the weather.  But the seasonal pull of summer is starting to make its influence felt.  We have had three nice days in a row and the boffins have put 6 more…

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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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Spring is a season of new beginnings

A time to sow and time to launch. Now you may have noticed that I haven’t been as bloggy this last year as in previous years as I have been a bit distracted.  I have written this most amazing kids…

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In all but name…

We have lambs…  And we have daffodils… Did I mention we have lambs? It must be spring soon! Now I have been thinking about my potatoes.  I have four varieties, as per usual, although my technique for selecting them has…

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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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Some ideas on Pinterest may seem like a good idea at the time…

Sowing the seeds of love, we’re off to a seedy start, I’ve sowed the seeds to a new season…  I could go on, the clichés are endless!  Entering into August puts us one month closer to spring and the weather…

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All my worries are over!

Well not all of them – not that I have that many worries, but I have been deeply concerned about the upcoming summer and the need to keep my garden hydrated. The first spot of good news is my laptop…

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One becomes two and two becomes one – a tale of two berries

While I have a scientific background from too many years ago that I care to count, I would like to reassure you that I haven’t been dabbling in genetic modification in my garden shed.  I have been doing some good…

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Rain delays play

In the last 30 days we have had 26 days of rain and of those 14 had over 5mm.  To be completely honest with you I did round up two days from 4.8 to the nearest whole number.  One day…

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Goodbye long gloomy winter days…

Hello ever so slightly shorter gloomy winter days. Well we have passed the winter solstice – the shortest day.   No longer will the day be so abruptly ended at 5:11pm!  With each passing day we will begin our descent towards…

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