The Berry Cottage Gardener

The Berry cottage gardener

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SARAH’S GARDEN JOURNAL

The Day Of The Kiwi Vine

"Get behind me. There's no sense in getting killed by a plant" - The Day Of The Triffids

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As a child, I remember reading “The Day Of The Triffids”, a rather frightening novel about carnivorous plants which attempt to take over the world. When I moved in seven years ago, I seriously believed the author of that book had the kiwi vine in mind at the time of writing.

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Creating A Berry Tasty Herb Garden

"So many weeds, so little thyme"

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We’re all probably guilty of buying expensive bunches of “fresh” herbs from the supermarket, only to find them sad, bruised and wilted before they even make it to the fridge, let alone into our food! Wouldn’t it be so much better to have your own herb selection at home?

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Companion Planting

"I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends"

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One of the aspects I most love about gardening is the way in which it fosters community spirit. But did you know there’s community to be found within the garden itself? It’s a concept known as “companion planting” and it involves grouping certain plants together so that they grow better.

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