The Berry Cottage Gardener

The Berry cottage gardener

for gardens pretty and productive

SARAH’S GARDEN JOURNAL

Falling In Love With Autumn

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower" - Albert Camus

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Autumn is the perfect time to spend a few hours (or more!) outside before the garden slips into its winter slumber. The following are my five favourite tasks to get stuck into over the next few weeks!

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Berry Berry Good

"Some of the sweetest berries grow among the sharpest thorns" - Gaelic Proverb

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Berries are one of nature’s superfoods, rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants. Given they are expensive to buy fresh in the supermarket, and the frozen varieties often imported from far afield, why not grow them organically in your own backyard?

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Making Compost While The Sun Shines

"The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty. Try to be more like the ground" - Rumi

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All good gardeners know compost provides a wonderful boost to soil. It’s a natural and complete fertilizer, rich in micronutrients to promote healthy plant growth. And it’s so rewarding make your own!

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Growing Fruit And Vegetables From Seed

"A love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies" - Gertrude Jekyll

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The appeal of growing from seed is many and varied. It’s cheap, challenging and rewarding. And there’s an amazing array of produce to choose from, including heirloom varieties, such as the crookneck pumpkin, or fat bastard asparagus. I don’t fancy your chances of finding these at your local hardware store!

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