Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Garlic and Sapphire: the Sarah Raven blog


My sister and I digging up potatoes, 1978

I have long been an admirer of Sarah Raven's gardening style, especially the way she has helped to encourage the development of cutting patches round the country, even in the smallest of gardens. 



Imagine how thrilled I was when I received an email recently inviting me to be a writer on the brand new Sarah Raven blog, Garlic and Sapphire! Sarah herself will be contributing to the blog and you can see the rest of the blogging team here, including the lovely Rona and Karen.


My very first post went live yesterday and is an introduction to my own patch and the way in which I made a self-seeded, rather jumbly garden by happy accident. I'll be blogging over at Garlic and Sapphire once a month and hope you might pop over there and have a peep. 


28 comments:

helensarahvaughan said...

i love your garden!!!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Congratulations Emma, how exciting!
I off now to read your post! :)
Vivienne x

Mrs. Micawber said...

What lovely posts (here and at Garlic and Sapphire).

I love the way different wildflowers flourish each year according to the weather and other influences. How nice to let the same thing happen in your own garden.

Those pale pink poppies are so beautiful.

Down by the sea said...

Hi Emma,
I enjoyed your article over at Sarah Ravens new blog, and the pictures of you garden are wonderful.
Great memories of your early days gardening.
Sarah x

Teje said...

Hi Emma! Your garden photos are so beautiful - so green and flowery! Here it's too hot and dry for a lovely garden. How great that your shall share your lovely stories in that blog! x Teje

Gina said...

Just popped over for a visit. Love that pic of you and your sister.

...Tabiboo... said...

I'll be peeking.

- what a wonderful opportunity Emma, I'm an avid follower of Sarah too, her inspiration is what pushes me on to really give growing a go.

Right - I'm off to have that peek.

Nina x

Curlew Country said...

Brillant stuff! will definitely be following along.

I do love your garden and planting style, mine just looks bedraggled this year, not nearly as much colour. Haven't seen the sun for over a week; miserable. Your post on the SR blog is just the tonic I need.

All the very best with it
Stephx

Ali said...

It's up and live! Hooray - how exciting.

Thrifty Household said...

Just back from reading your post over at G & S...am soooooo excited for you!!!!!! I hope you've had a drink of something lovely in your lovely garden to celebrate?!

julie said...

Well done Emma - both for creating your beautiful garden and for your contribution over on the Sarah Raven blog - I'm off to have a read there now. Such a sweet photo of little you potato digging x

Toffeeapple said...

How exciting, I shall go and read it later.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Hi, love your blog, your jewelry is always so pretty. Thought the county living article was fab! Ada :)

Rachel said...

Good luck with the new venture!

by Teresa said...

Hi Emma, I will go over and check it out at G&S - and congrats! Is that your pink house in that photo? So pretty! I want to thank you for the giveaway gift of the necklace with the 3 buttons, I love it!!
I posted about our 4th of July parade yesterday, I hope you are able to pop over and see it on my blog.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Madelief said...

Such an honour Emma! Congratulations!

Have a lovely weekend,

Madelief x

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Well done Emma - love the photos posted here! Have a good weekend. Lesley x

Helen Philipps said...

Your flower pictures are so beautiful, Emma, and it was so interesting to read about how you grew your garden. I enjoyed your post over on Garlic and Sapphire too....it was charming. Well done on being invited to conribute to such a prestigious blog!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Helen x

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

How exciting, and what a treat to have two places where we can read your posts :D

Karen S Booth said...

FABULOUS! I have already been to G and S and seen your wonderful article and I LOVED it! SO SO pleased to be part of the Sarah Raven team too, and my article goes live next week! Karen

Karen S Booth said...

PS: Can I borrow your little badge Writer at Garlic and Sapphire? Or d we all get sent one? Karen

Lynn said...

I can't stop looking at your majestic hair.

xoxoxoxo

Kitty said...

Congratulations, Emma. Your garden is beautiful! x

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Cottage Garden said...

Congratulations on your new venture Emma.

It was lovely to see you again at your Open Studio yesterday (I have emailed you about the necklace so I hope you have receIved it OK).

Off to investigate Garlic and Sapphire - what a fab name!

Jeanne
xx

Karen S Booth said...

I KNOW I left a VERY long comment here Emma, but I cannot see it any more! Just wanted to say that I LOVED your article and have linked to you in my latest blog post! Karen

Jackie said...

Oh I'm so pleased for you. Its teh perfect place for you. Meanwhile don't forget the poor gardeners in gardens like mine where nothing self seeded survives the slugs. I would so love your garden! I adore the cottage garden style and strive for it year after year but even the Love in a mist have been eaten this year! Its the final straw. Anyway enough 'poor me' and more 'fantastic you.' Well done. You deserve it.

thelittleroomofrachell said...

Your necklace is gorgeous. The last photo of the garden is glorious, typcially English.