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Outdoors

06/06/2022
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Featured This Month: Catherine’s English Garden

This months’ “featured this month” is a particularly special one and we are very excited to feature none other than co-owner of The Basket Company, Catherine of @catherinesenglishgarden. June is all about vibrancy. The flowers are alive with colour, the bees and butterflies are flitting from garden to garden and Catherine’s beautiful English garden is thriving. Catherine has chosen a design for her garden that is practical yet full of charm and abundance, encompassing you with a divine display of beautiful creations. If you’ve been following Catherine’s Instagram account for... Read More

What To Pack For a Perfect Picnic 05/06/2022
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What To Pack For The Perfect Picnic

It’s June and the month of our favourite national week – National Picnic Week. Dining al fresco on a soft blanket, savouring yummy treats and enjoying warm sunshine, is simply the best way to spend summer. Of course, you’ll need to plan it to ensure you get the most out of this lovely quintessential activity and sometimes it can be a challenge to know what to pack (That’s where we can help you) PICNIC FOOD The most important part of a picnic is to create an easy, yet delectable picnic... Read More

How To Pull Off The Perfect Picnic At Home 04/06/2022
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How To Pull Off A Perfect Picnic At Home

Picnics have got to be one of our favourite pastimes because there’s no right or wrong way to enjoy this quintessential summer tradition and as our favourite national week “National Picnic Week” approaches, we have curated some of our favourite ways to tailor a picnic (and you needn’t venture far to enjoy it) Usually a picnic is associated with an outdoor activity in the park or on the beach, however we just love the simplicity of picnics at home, especially as sometimes the weather isn’t always on our side here... Read More

03/06/2022
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How To Make The Most Of Summer

The Perfect Summer Picnic   Part one – June June marks the month of the summer solstice and the month of National Picnic Week. The official arrival of summer calls for long balmy days. The beaches are full of hustling and bustling families, with seagulls calling above sounds of the waves crashing, meanwhile the serene countryside is thriving in nature where foals, calves, lambs and baby donkeys roam. What better way to celebrate the summer solstice and National Picnic Week, than with a divine picnic! Across an untouched field, abundant... Read More

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 29/04/2022
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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