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 … Continue reading

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Wicker baskets: 2019’s Biggest Interior Accessory

Who would’ve thought that wicker baskets would be 2019’s biggest interior accessory? And the question is why? We have the answer for that. It’s because wicker baskets are a durable, sustainable and stylish way to maximise space and minimise clutter in your home. Wicker baskets completely transform your home, enhancing elegance and adorn interior space as opposed to simple plain … Continue reading

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What’s growing in Catherine’s English Garden: Pink Sedum

We are counting down the days here at The Basket Company until the Spring Equinox arrives and our director, Catherine, has taken full advantage of the fresh air and the sunshine by planting in her beautiful English garden. Gardening is a favourite pastime in Catherine’s family and her Auntie Rosemary, who also has a beautiful garden, gave her this lovely … Continue reading

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Spring-Cleaning: Home, Life and Mind

The arrival of Spring means that we can finally welcome back warm sunshine and a medley of perfumed flowers in our gardens, enriching them with life and colour. There’s nothing better than cracking open the windows after a long, cold winter allowing light and fresh air stream into our homes. This is also a great opportunity to de-clutter menial tasks … Continue reading

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Our Favourite Pancake Toppings

We love pancake day, who doesn’t? The opportunity to sink our teeth into sweet and soft mouth-watering pancakes, smothered in syrup & sugar… yum! When and what is Pancake Day? Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is on the 5th March 2019. It is a tradition celebrated before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Amongst the religious communities, … Continue reading

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What’s Growing In Catherine’s English Garden

2018 proved to be a hit for Catherine’s Garden. In the midst of the scorching summer heatwave, it was bursting with colour and perfumed the garden with the soft scents of dahlias, roses, petunias, asters, primroses, geraniums (to name a few) This year, Catherine will be introducing some old and new favourites in her garden. Catherine’s Garden faces north east … Continue reading

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The Story of Catherine’s English Garden

As a child our Director, Catherine, spent a lot of time with her father in his garden as he was also a keen gardener, growing anything from vegetables to cut flowers. “I enjoyed following him round as a child, while he did anything from pruning apple trees to weeding the beds” In 2018 Catherine decided to remove her garden and start again. … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day For Him, Her And You

The History of Valentine’s day There are many stories behind the history of Valentine’s Day, however our favourite is the story of Jack Valentine. It’s said in Victorian times, Jack Valentine left gifts on the doors of the people in his village on Valentine’s Eve, then disappeared into thin air. We just love Valentine’s Day. It’s the perfect time to … Continue reading

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How To Fill Your 2019 January Journal

There’s something really quite special about January. The frost glistening on wintry leaves in heavy morning dew, fresh walks in crisp air and thinking about the prospects of new goals for a brand-new year. What do you envision for yourself this year? What goals would you like to achieve that you didn’t achieve last year? We believe the best way … Continue reading

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Controlling the Christmas Chaos

A 4-week “to-do” diary Presents, Christmas dinner, cards, wrapping, shopping, the work Christmas party… there’s so much to think about during the magical festive season that it becomes pretty hectic. Whilst in the middle of school runs, work deadlines, nativity plays, cooking and cleaning, time spent with family can often be missed and this year, we will not allow that … Continue reading

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