SARAH THE GARDENER

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Too much zucchini? Make cake.

I always plant too many zucchini plants.  I can’t help myself.  Those rose coloured glasses combined with teeny tiny seedlings and the gluts of summers past become a distant blur.  So each summer I am faced with the same problem…

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This morning, before breakfast I harvested….

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Too much and yet not enough

Slaving over a hot stove on a hot summer day isn’t my idea of fun… well actually – it kind of is. But that is what I have been doing.  Processing the harvest. Now that the holidays are a thing…

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I thought about putting on socks!

BANG – it’s autumn.  It is like someone has just flipped a switch.  I woke at my usual time, although admittedly for the last week or so I have been sleeping a little longer, and was shocked to find it…

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I think there has been a misunderstanding: I wanted pickles not prickles!

The kids have finally gone back to school and the weather has naturally turned to being the ideal summer weather.  It happens every year.  Iffy weather prevents the kids getting into really enjoying the summer holidays and then they go…

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It may have been silly to promise to blog every day in the silly season!

A round of Christmas doos, a nativity play, excessive amounts of shopping (and we’re still not done) alongside the general management of life has meant not only has the garden been neglected, but so has the talking about it! So…

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We need to interrupt this gardening saga for real life to take over.

Normal blogging will resume imminently.  The rain has stopped but the ground is still really soggy.  I went into the garden to have a look but was daunted by what I saw. Not that I was able to do anything…

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Madness in the night.

It rained again all day.  The puddles were so deep in the car park of a store I visited, I took my shoes off and rolled up my jeans and sloshed through the water to get back to the car…

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Are you sure it’s summer?

I woke up this morning to rain. And it felt cold with it.  It wasn’t really cold, it was 21°C, it just felt like it because it was so grey and miserable.  Gardening was not possible – well… a determined…

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Well that was a waste of time.

Encouraged by comments to re-look at the irrigation but with a smaller hose to increase the pressure, I set about investigating the irrigation bits and bobs that are most commonly available as individual pieces at most hardware stores here.  I…

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