SARAH THE GARDENER

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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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Epic fail.

I had the best idea.  I want to make it easy for my lovely friend who will be looking after the place over Christmas.  She isn’t a gardener, but is looking forward to spending some relaxing time in the country. …

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A plague and an explosion!

It is all very dramatic in my garden.  Actually it’s not that dramatic.  Just as I was getting on top of everything and feeling on top of the world, I had a bit of a reality check.  When you have…

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150 days exactly.

Sometimes I really struggle with getting the timing right for my harvests.  With things like tomato it’s easy peasy – it’s red, it’s ready.  Lettuce is good to go when it is all leafy and it’s really easy to pop…

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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 feel like I have been dragged through a raspberry bush backwards!

My poor raspberries…  Oh how I neglect you.  Last year I moved my raspberries from the orchard, to the veggie patch as you really need to keep a constant watch over them, especially at harvest time, when you really need…

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