Featured This Month | My Real Garden 03/05/2022
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Featured This Month: A Kaleidoscope Of Colour

Each month we hand-pick one talented Instagrammer to be featured in our Journal and on our Instagram page (and now you can read them in our Instagram guides too!) This month, we are featuring the very talented RHS Chelsea gold medal winning garden designer, Ann-Marie Powell of @myrealgarden. If you’re looking for a glorious, dainty yet prosperous garden, which boasts an abundance of colour, Ann-Marie’s exuberant garden and wealth of knowledge is not one to miss.   Ann-Marie began her Instagram account during the 2020 lockdown period. She took the... Read More

A Jubilee Garden Party | The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 02/05/2022
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A Jubilee Garden Party | The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This summer, the streets and windows of the United Kingdom will be embellished with Union Jacks, as we celebrate a momentous day for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. On the Bank Holiday weekend of the 2nd – 5th June 2022 Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, marking her 70th year reign of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Realms. A little bit of history about Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II was born on the 21st April 1926. When her father, King George VI, died on the... Read More

A Patriotic Picnic 01/05/2022
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A Patriotic Picnic | The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This year across the United Kingdom, we are celebrating the excitement of the forthcoming Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It’s certainly a proud year to be British, as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates a truly momentous occasion, marking her 70-year reign. A Patriotic Platinum Jubilee Picnic This year, invite your guests over for a sumptuous patriotic garden picnic, fit for Her Majesty, The Queen herself! The perfect location that isn’t too far away from your home comforts. (Especially when food and drink need to be topped up!) Get... Read More

The Importance Of Gardening For Health & Wellbeing 30/04/2022
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The Importance Of Gardening: For Health & Well-being

Believe it or not, gardening is extremely beneficial, not only for the earth and nature but also for you too. When you plant seeds and flowers into the ground you are providing a feeding ground for pollinators, who flit from garden to garden to seek out rich nectar and pollen. This keeps our all-important pollinators doing their job of keeping the environment stable. We are also fascinated by the fact that gardening is good for you and your health. Gardening For Health & Well-Being The RHS believes that being in... Read More

Featured This Month 19/04/2022
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Featured This Month | A Regal Garden

Each month we handpick one talented Instagrammer and their impeccably beautiful home to be featured in our journal and on our Instagram page. We are truly inspired daily by all the talent that we see and just have to share with you. This month we bring you a regal garden by @maud_seendgarden A grand Wiltshire stately home Imagine admiring the view out of a grand 19th century stately home, above rolling fields of enchanting Wiltshire countryside. Picture stepping out of your back door into a magnificent spring garden with beds of cascading... Read More

A Garden Buffet To Feed The Pollinators 16/04/2022
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A “Garden Buffet” To Feed The Pollinators

Pollinators visit flowers and harvest the pollen and nectar, transferring them from plant to plant and fertilising them. This plays a vital role in the reproduction of flowers and agriculture. This includes everyday foods such as fruit, nuts, beans and coffee (yes, your coffee) Let’s talk about the pollinators According to “Friends of the earth” the pollinators need 3 things to thrive – food, shelter and water (just like us humans!) “Bees forage from flowers that are rich in nectar and pollen. The nectar contains the sugar they need for... Read More

Our Favourite Plants and Flowers to boost the mood 14/04/2022
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Our favourite plants and flowers to boost the mood

We don’t know about you but nothing feels better than getting our hands in the soil, inhaling the fresh earthy scent and listening to the familiar sound of birdsong in the background. Gardening is featured heavily in our journal because of its many health benefits to the earth and to ourselves. Potting a little world of your own filled with fragrance from perfumed flowers and aromatic herbs is the perfect endorphin as it brings so much hope and excitement as your creations come to life. It’s important to include natural... Read More

Easter Adventures For The Family | The Basket Company 27/03/2022
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Easter Adventures For The Family

This years Easter activities include so much more than Easter egg hunts. Be sure to have the camera at the ready this Easter, as we have gathered some of our favourite, unique and exciting Easter adventures that you will love. From unique scavenger hunts to Easter inspired picnics, there’s so much to enjoy, just choose your favourite! Pastel Easter Decor Firstly, decorate your home. This is the perfect opportunity to have a good spring clean and add some subtle but stylish decorations in your home for Easter. Clean the windows... Read More

Hot Cross Bun Bread & Butter Pudding Recipe 26/03/2022
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Hot Cross Bun Bread & Butter Pudding

We have a very special Easter treat for you all. This month we bring you a classic English recipe with a delicious Easter twist, a hot cross bun Bread and Butter pudding. This warming dessert recipe serves 4 – 6 people and it is the perfect pudding to compliment your classic English Sunday roast dinner (especially if you add some cream or ice cream to go with it, yum!) Typically, in a regular Bread & Butter pudding you would use “day-old” bread as slightly stale it holds together better however... Read More

Spring For The Home, Life & Mind 25/03/2022
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Spring-Cleaning: Home, Life and Mind

There’s nothing better than that long-awaited moment of cracking open the windows for the very first time after a long, dark winter allowing light and fresh air to stream into our homes. Daffodils are slowly starting to make an appearance, our mornings are beginning to get brighter and after longing of scents of freshly cut grass and the distant sound of birdsong, we are finally ready to welcome spring. Not to mention that spring time is a great opportunity to de-clutter menial tasks in our life (and our minds too)... Read More