SARAH THE GARDENER

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Constructing structures Part one

Here we are in the middle of the best weekend of all time – Labour Weekend. Saturday was OK weather wise – a bit blowy, but the boffins are telling us the rest of the weekend will be soggy!  How…

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Burning with Fire.

The efforts to restore the garden back to some semblance of order are coming along nicely.  My hands are looking more like gardener hands and at the end of the day I feel the need for a soak in a…

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Reaping what has been sown.

My recent article in Bite, the fabulous foodie section of the NZ Herald came with a wonderful accompaniment, a collection of recipes to complement what is being harvested in my garden.  Each one was a mouth-watering wonder and it only made…

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Watching over tiny things

At this time of year there is so much going on and it is all new and fresh.  Many little things need a lot of care and attention and others are just part of the bigger picture. I love watching…

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How to make Yellow Tomato Paste

In my absence summer picked up and left and autumn stepped in to take its place.  At this point there is no noticeable difference, as it is still hot, hot, hot.  The garden is still doing its thing and the…

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Four days in a row!

I can’t believe we have had …  I struggle to find the words – sunny days is too overstated, but cloudy days hardly seems worth getting excited about.  The wind is still there and it rains overnight – which is…

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PHOTO DAY 10: Mystery

Brief:  share an image that creates a sense of mystery. This weekend I am at a Christmas Market, although I still feel it is way too early to be thinking about Christmas.  I’m a kinda two weeks before kind of girl….

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Please don’t consider me promiscuous

But I’m going to try and do 30 beds in 30 days!  And the challenge started yesterday.  I am sitting here with sore aching muscles.  Initially I thought it was the foreign lurgy I brought home from our trip as…

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This summer is beginning to push me to my limits!

We had a freak wind rip into the garden today, bringing with it some nasty rain. The wind jostled all my corn but worst of all was what it did to my tomatoes.  This year, at great expense, I upgraded…

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The only wool to be pulled over my eyes from now on is mostly likely to be a warm beanie!

No matter how deluded I try to be, there is too much going on for me to believe myself any more. What the heck am I going on about?  Well basically, despite the last week of gorgeous blue sky sunny…

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