SARAH THE GARDENER

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It’s slowly drying out

It has been an interesting week.  It hasn’t rained for a start.  Well not much.  These days rain doesn’t count unless it is bucketing down.  And Sunday doesn’t count as this week, because if it did then I would have…

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Easy weeding

Finally, the rain has stopped for long enough for the soil to dry out enough to begin the laborious task of digging and weeding.  This is when I regret having such a large garden, but this feeling soon passes as…

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Hot buttered toast with a good blob of Black Currant Jam

A lot of things are demanding my attention in the garden at the moment as the festive season neglect is slowly coming to an end.   I’m torn between doing a systematic overhaul one bed at a time so the garden…

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Ten Photo Tuesday

I’m knacked.  The rain has stopped – for now and the ground, while still a tad squishy underfoot in some places is for the most part dry.  So I’ve been out there making the most of it all .  I’ve…

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To heck with the flooding – the sun is shining

There are rumours floating about that this rainy spring weather will continue well into November and possibly beyond and then we are supposed to dive head first into drought inducing conditions.  This is not the perfect season I was hoping…

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Sweet Digging

It was a grey gloomy old winter day and like easing yourself into a swimming pool, once I got into the garden it wasn’t actually that bad.  I hadn’t gone as far as to wear a beanie, but I hadn’t…

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A Currant Affair

The garden has been calling to me persistently like a sea siren to a pirate.   Sometimes the most I can do is to stare longingly back at the garden as it calls to me, as life beyond the garden…

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Weed into a bucket and other observations from the garden

After a busy period I finally got to spend an entire day in the garden and it was wonderful.  It was my birthday wish, and it didn’t disappoint.  The first half of the day was spent mowing around the garden….

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The Big Spring Clean

The busyness has haunted me for weeks, shadowing my every move.  It has caused me to leave a trail of debris behind me because I have been so focussed that tidying up isn’t thought of as part of the task,…

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Tummy Trouble

I have discovered the best way to avoid eating food that is not local is to get a tummy bug, possibly from some remote eatery that seemed like local goodness at the time, while on a road trip.  That way you…

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