SARAH THE GARDENER

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There ARE tomatoes in October!

I’ve cut it fine, but it is still technically October and I have just planted my tomatoes in the garden.  This is so much more than the usual tomato planting session that happens every spring.  This one is special and…

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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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Will there be tomatoes in the garden this October?

This weekend is a weekend like no other – it is the weekend deemed safe for plants to be planted out without fear of frost.  Having said that, it is date based on averages and so there have still been…

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The in Between

This is a strange time of year in many ways.  Ordinarily we aren’t here at all, but off beside the sea somewhere soaking in the summer sun and doing some well deserved relaxing after a hard year of hard yakka. …

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Filling in the gaps

Things are going on in the garden – well not in it exactly, as I’m still waiting for the soil to be dry enough to work.  The sun came out today briefly, and there is no longer surface water above…

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Planning the Garden – Tomatoes

There is something special about tomatoes.  They complete a garden and epitomise summer.  I’m not sure if it is the fragrance the plants emit from the moment they emerge from the seed raising mix and I love to run my…

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Going, Going, Gone

It is with great reluctance that I have to announce the season is officially over.  You see a summer garden without tomatoes isn’t a summer garden at all.  I thought long and hard about it, but kept coming to the…

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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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The festive season is encroaching on my garden!

I’d love to say all is hunky dory down in my garden however – that would be a delusion.   It is one thing to have a wonderful garden that is bursting into life and on the verge of delivering…

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Tomatoes, salad & new things

The summer weather seems to have been and gone.  A few nice days with blazing temperatures and then boof… back to the wet and miserable.   This doesn’t bode well.  Unless of course it was the soggy spring putting the boot…

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