SARAH THE GARDENER

Archives


Business as usual – just not the right kind of business.

Tuesdays are almost always never fun.  It is when I have to stay inside, whatever the weather and crunch numbers until they are all crunchy and make sense and balance books to get them so perfect you could measure them…

Read More

I mowed a swamp

So far so good – my crazy scheme seems to be working – I have been out in the garden so I would have something to write about, but in all honesty I would have been out there anyway.  Wild…

Read More

I have made a bold promise.

It is now winter.  It is cold and wet.  After coming back from my “semi-tropical” cruise – well it is winter in Australia too, so it was only slightly warmer than home for the most part and quite choppy at…

Read More

I am about as far away from my garden as I have ever been … and I miss it.

But if it wasn’t for the love of my garden I wouldn’t be this far away in the first place.  I am surrounded by a world where blue is the most predominate colour with any green represented in the form…

Read More

This blog has been bought to you by the letter P

Peas, peppers, pumpkins, peanuts and preparations and presents and a ‘P’eetroot. I need to apologise in advance as this is a little long but I have had a huge weekend in the garden. I now ache a little in all…

Read More

I feel ever so slightly violated

Actually that’s a bit harsh – possibly quite harsh.  But I have had my shed broken into and there was damage and things have been taken, and they have left their poop in my shed and so now it stinks! …

Read More

Looking towards the future while remembering the past.

Today has been a huge day in the garden in more ways than one.  I put in some hard yakka, but there was also an emotional edge to my time with my hands in the soil. Last year I asked…

Read More

Summer is over… well… almost.

Today I faced facts.  The tomatoes needed to come out.  They were brown and mostly dead.  There will be no miracle springing them back to life.  They had lived a long and healthy life since they emerged from their seeds…

Read More

It’s raining again.

It’s quite funny because I seem to go on about the rain a lot and so anyone would be led to believe it is a very soggy autumn.  But alas this is not the case.  Since the seasons changed we…

Read More

Who flipped the switch?

This time last week it was hot and muggy.  So hot we slept with the door open (if you are reading this and you are a burglar contemplating robbing us blind – we very rarely sleep with everything  unlocked to…

Read More