Author Archives: Sara Davison

About Sara Davison

I've been gardening as long as I can remember; initially as a child, learning from my mother, and then with each successive garden I've owned, I've expanded my knowledge and my plant collection. Starting Spring 2014 I'm taking my first steps as a flower farmer, growing British flowers for cutting on an acre of rented farmland in the Surrey Hills.

Allotment update – the fate of the September sown seeds

At the beginning of this month I wrote how I had started off some hardy annuals from the Higgledy Garden ‘Seeds to Sow in September’ range.  Not only was this because I wanted to get some of my cut flower … Continue reading

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Out of my garden

A week off work this week, and the treat of a few days away to get it off to a good start. Sadly the weather did not quite live up to expectations, September can usually be relied upon to give … Continue reading

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Planning for next year – introducing the ‘synchroseedsow’

So it’s been a bit of a washout summer for gardeners, farmers and allotmenteers – and what else is there to do but plan for next year?  After all, next year will be so much better and it is this … Continue reading

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Russian roulette for [by] gardeners – an update

Back in May I wrote how the ink lettering on the labels in the dahlias I’d planted had vanished, soaked away into the cheap coffee stirrers I’d used as markers.  As a result I had to employ a bit of … Continue reading

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My “Olympic” allotment

  It has been a weekend of excitement in my neck of the woods.  The Olympic Cycle road race events came to the beautiful Surrey Hills, and Box Hill took centre stage.  So as you can imagine the garden, and … Continue reading

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Requiem

For the first time ever I am going to have to destroy a plant.  Not anything no longer wanted, in which case I always try to re-home wherever possible; and my allotment will be the richer for a number of … Continue reading

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Allotment challenges

Back to the allotment this morning; I knew things must be looking gloomy when, earlier in the week my other half offered to help me with it – gardening is not really his thing, but that said, now that I’m … Continue reading

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Time away from home

I’ve just returned home from a week’s holiday in Pembrokeshire, walking part of the coast path and just taking time out to simply ‘be’ – it was fabulous.  The cottage we’d rented was a stone’s throw from the pub, and … Continue reading

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Allotment update

Work is progressing (albeit slowly) in the reclaiming of my allotment.  I usually have a couple of hours there every Sunday morning and reckon that at this rate it will take me a month of Sundays to get it into … Continue reading

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Introducing….

My gardening companions, although I would question the amount they actually contribute to the garden, especially when they take to digging in places where I really don’t need the extra help!  But even if they are fast asleep in the … Continue reading

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