Emmeline Thrower - Gardener


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The Garden of Designer Bunny Guinness

Posted by vamachara on October 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

House and Garden magazine (October 2016 issue) wrote a little something about one of the gardens I help with and I got a mention.  

Read the article and see some photos online here:  The Garden of Designer Bunny Guinness

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Applewhite Garden Design

Posted by vamachara on October 5, 2016 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I met Nikki and Emmy from Applewhite Garden Design yesterday. They are working on some plans for a customers garden and I'm quite excited about it.  Nikki and her team are very much involved with the garden at Belvoir Castle which was recently covered in the Telegraph

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Daffodil Blindness

Posted by vamachara on April 1, 2016 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

A few years ago I was given some daffodil bulbs.  I think a large number of them had been blind and that was why they were passed on to me.  Not knowing what variety they were I'm pretty sure putting them in my lawn was an extra challenge.  They were free, so I popped them in and didn't worry too much about whether they survived or not.

The first year they mostly flowered and I liked the circular pattern of the planting.  The next year they didn't do so w...

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Getting organised

Posted by vamachara on March 27, 2016 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I have quite a small veggie area and don't always use up whole packets of seeds.  I hate waste so I use up my old seeds before buying new.

The germination rate will probably be lower with old seeds so sowing a few extra is a good idea.  Heather Rhoades at www.gardeningknowhow.com says "Using seeds from old vegetable seed packets will produce vegetables that are ...

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Posted by vamachara on November 4, 2015 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Autumn is a strange time for me.  The changes in the garden are so beautiful yet I feel so sad to know the growing season is slowing to winter.

The dark is prominent and makes getting up and out so much more difficult.  I find that once I'm outside I feel so much better for it.  It's really worth the effort as being outside has so many benefits for the mind, body and soul.

This smoke bush (cotinus coggygria) in Bunny's garden reminded me how I love the change...

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Hive Talking

Posted by vamachara on February 11, 2015 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Support landless beekeepers in your area by providing space in your garden for a hive. 

I found this via a sticker on the top of my co-op honey jar


Summer Fruit Mousse Cake

Posted by vamachara on October 8, 2014 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I picked so many raspberries this year, a few strawberries and some blackcurrants too.  I put the excess into the freezer and as soon as the autumn weather arrived I fancied some comfort food - something summery.  I'm allergic to cows milk so after discovering "Soyatoo! Soy Whip" I knew I could invent something lovely to remind me of summer.

It's all an expe...

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Posted by vamachara on March 20, 2014 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Highgrove - A Garden Celebrated by HRH The Prince of Wales and Bunny Guinness

I've got my signed copy already!

Release date 10 April 2014 available from www.orionbooks.co.uk

A Shady Spot

Posted by vamachara on July 25, 2013 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Our garden is quite exposed and on a hot sunny day it's difficult to find a cool spot to sit in... so we created a seated area under the pear trees.  To see the complete build click here

Our greenhouse in the Telegraph

Posted by vamachara on February 21, 2013 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Our greenhouse was featured in the Telegraph.  Read the full article here