SARAH THE GARDENER

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It will be windy there

This is the most common comment we have heard when we tell people we have moved to the west coast.  And I have to admit that at times it can be very blowy.  Like that time our house was up…

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Come rain or shine

In the final days before I can get stuck into the garden there was one more thing I wanted to know about this new place, so I can garden wisely.   And that is the climate.    We’ve only been here almost…

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Hardly a breath of wind

Today is such a different day from yesterday.  It is so hard to get your head around how different things can be in such a short space of time.  Which was just as well it was a nice day as…

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And then there was a cracking sound…

After a morning doing mundane things like shoe shopping for kids, I threw myself down on the sofa, exhausted and found myself in a zone that was too comfortable.  I had to make a conscious decision to get out there…

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The garden is fighting back and I have the black eye to prove it.

After months of being cruelly tied to a post the tomatoes broke free from their shackles with some kind of mob mentality.  In one day 12 of my 20 odd tomatoes one by one snapped their stakes in a bid…

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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 new summer is treating us well – NOT!

The first day held a lot of promise, the sun was shining, there was a light breeze, but the temperatures were still a little cool, and instead of hiding in the shade from the heat of the sun, everyone wanted…

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I HATE MY GREENHOUSE…

… With a passion.  I hate it so much. I hate its stupid flimsy aluminium frame held together with crappy bolts that don’t hold together.  I hate its supposedly wonderful new generation polycarbonate panels that just crack and perish under…

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Oh what a night… or more aptly Oh what a nightmare.

I am soooo tired.  Last night was possibly the most horrible period of darkness we have had in ages.  On the grand scheme of global disasters then our night was completely insignificant – but to us in the midst of…

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So much for my hopes of an Indian summer – we’re having a weather bomb instead!

This was the worst summer ever!  I’m surprized I managed to get any crops at all.  I also feel all I did all summer was moan about the weather.  But I feel vindicated now.  All the news reports are coming…

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