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“Catherine’s English Garden” is inspired by our very own Director of The Basket Company.

As a child Catherine spent much of her time in the garden with her father watching him as he went about his tasks from tending his dahlias to picking home grown rhubarb. Catherine has such fond memories of the magical time they spent together and you can find the full story on the blog post “The story of “Catherine’s Garden”.

Throughout this section of our blog you will find various tips and tricks that Catherine has used in her own garden, along with stunning photos and videos of seasonal blooms. You will also find blogs such as what’s currently growing in Catherine’s Garden, pollinators for the bees and her favourite tools and techniques.

Feel free to give her tips and tricks a go in your garden, however please be aware that Catherine is not a professional gardener and the techniques that she has used may not work in other gardens depending on sunlight, location and soil.

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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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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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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WIN! A Gardener’s Bundle

It’s competition time! In celebration of our Kew Antique Trug as Kitchen Garden Magazine’s “TOP PICK” for 2018, we’re giving away this trio of gardening delights to one lucky winner. For your chance to win your very own Trug PLUS, a set of gardening tools and “Hamish” our Scottie Dog Pot Planter, simply click here to enter! Competition ends at midnight … Continue reading

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5 Secrets to a Beautiful Garden

At The Basket Company we are making the most of the 2018 UK Heatwave and as we welcome back the blue skies and blazing sunshine, we’ve been focusing on the up keep of our gardens.  If you work, have children or have a hectic social life (or maybe you have all 3!) it’s especially difficult to keep on top of … Continue reading

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