SARAH THE GARDENER

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Herby Haircuts and System Changes

We haven’t had rain for 11 days and I couldn’t be happier!  The boffins are even alluding to there being no further rain for the next four days.  This is cause for celebration.   And what makes me even happier is…

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Peaches for me

As I perched precariously between the branches half way up my young peach tree, reaching out to bend tender branches bearing the best fruit towards me, I remember thinking “what am I doing?  I’m getting to old for this.”  To…

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Inauthentic Kimchi

February has mostly been kind so far, the days that have been hot and sunny have not disappointed and have been proper summer hot and sunny.  We just won’t talk about the other days…   But things in the garden…

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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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Merry Christmas

Gosh, how have we found ourselves here on the Eve of Christmas.  This season has whizzed by in the whirl of excitement, anticipation, joy, busyness, a touch of disappointment – my beans haven’t come up, wind, rain and sunshine.  Time…

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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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What’s Bean Happening?

Finally, after a difficult week the sun burst forth and I could go out into the garden and truly lose myself in it.  After a miserable spring where more time was spent nipping out to the garden to do a…

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Pretty as a picture

Sometimes when you are working so hard on something, that all you can see is what is ahead of you, all you still have to do.  The wood becomes lost in the trees.  So you put your head down and…

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The great garden reveal?

Each year I approach spring with great expectancy.  I want to be spring ready.  That is to have all the beds weeded, dug over, lovingly enriched and left to rest for a few weeks so the soil, and the added…

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The things you do for spuds

After making disparaging comments about how the seed potatoes at the garden centre were available far to early for growing in my neck of the woods, I strangely found myself at the checkout clutching a bag of Swift spuds.  It…

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