SARAH THE GARDENER

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I think there has been a misunderstanding: I wanted pickles not prickles!

The kids have finally gone back to school and the weather has naturally turned to being the ideal summer weather.  It happens every year.  Iffy weather prevents the kids getting into really enjoying the summer holidays and then they go…

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Where did January go?

Seriously – I turn around and there is one day left of this first month of the year.  The tomatoes are laden and I really need to find the time and energy to get out there, harvest them and then…

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I’m too tired for words…

I have slaved away in the garden and have evicted all weeds, mowed all the grass, and harvest so much fabulous food that I can barely lift my fingers to type.  Luckily a picture is worth a thousand words so…

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Someone stuck a festive period in the middle of my growing season.

I spend all winter dreaming of my perfect garden.  I put things in place to improve on last year.  Mistakes were learnt from.  I carefully selected seeds and dug sodden, cold dirt and carefully removed all trace of weed so…

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It may have been silly to promise to blog every day in the silly season!

A round of Christmas doos, a nativity play, excessive amounts of shopping (and we’re still not done) alongside the general management of life has meant not only has the garden been neglected, but so has the talking about it! So…

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We need to interrupt this gardening saga for real life to take over.

Normal blogging will resume imminently.  The rain has stopped but the ground is still really soggy.  I went into the garden to have a look but was daunted by what I saw. Not that I was able to do anything…

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Madness in the night.

It rained again all day.  The puddles were so deep in the car park of a store I visited, I took my shoes off and rolled up my jeans and sloshed through the water to get back to the car…

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Are you sure it’s summer?

I woke up this morning to rain. And it felt cold with it.  It wasn’t really cold, it was 21°C, it just felt like it because it was so grey and miserable.  Gardening was not possible – well… a determined…

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Well that was a waste of time.

Encouraged by comments to re-look at the irrigation but with a smaller hose to increase the pressure, I set about investigating the irrigation bits and bobs that are most commonly available as individual pieces at most hardware stores here.  I…

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Epic fail.

I had the best idea.  I want to make it easy for my lovely friend who will be looking after the place over Christmas.  She isn’t a gardener, but is looking forward to spending some relaxing time in the country. …

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