SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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Out with the Old … In with the New

Sometimes in the garden you have to make difficult choices.  Take my fennel for example.  It seems to be like some kind of crop in my garden where it doesn’t seem to want to stop.  New bulbs seem to form…

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Spring is in full swing

With the wind on my back I have been working hard getting the garden shipshape.  There has been and extraordinary amount of digging and weeding being done so I can get things ready for the big day – the safe…

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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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Finally Peas Reign in my Garden

After and extraordinary amount of rain, and a crazy week filled with so much non gardening, and chuck in a couple of sick kids and my gardening action has been somewhat limited.  However a break in the weather and a…

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Signs of Spring

And so we have come to the final day of winter.  When it comes to the spring and summer I prefer to go by the calendar as it brings the desirable seasons to me quicker.  However for Autumn and Winter,…

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Finally… the project

I have been working hard all winter behind the scenes putting together my dream compost system. It took way longer than I thought.  I imagined we would knock it up in a couple of weekends, but it was far more…

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Did I mention spring is coming?

It was another gorgeous blue sky day today – the kind you can sense the spring in the air.  Just a hint mind you.  But that hint is enough to set hope and wishful thinking into action.  Dreams of the…

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Road trip… come with me

Due to the serious lack of gardening because of the ‘incident’ and weather that couldn’t make up its mind from one moment to the next, my gardening regime has taken a dent in productivity.  It was the most frustrating week, so…

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Crop Rotation Conundrum

I have tried to take my crop rotation seriously, but it is so confusing!  I think I have ironed it out and use signs that I rotate to the next bed each year. A simple solution that means I don’t…

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