SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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Sector Two

I’m quite pleased with my routine schedule for the garden.  In the past, I’d wander around aimlessly until I found a chore that needed doing, couldn’t be ignored anymore or was really easy and there was no real focus.  The…

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I declare this spring officially open

Wow, we are now into the growing season.  It was a busy first day, but I managed to find some time to sow my tomato seeds.  It is hard to believe in less than two months I’ll be planting them…

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Spuds are up

I probably should have done this ages ago, but I finally dug up my spuds.  The fact the foliage had gone brown and crispy, and had almost completely dried to nothing in the summer sun was a fair indication they…

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Thinking about cooler days.

Not wanting wish away my summer but I really need to think about winter.  The summer garden is in full swing and doing its thing.  The tomato inundation has begun and it is such a pleasure to enjoy fresh at…

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