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Outdoors

03/06/2019
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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 the light music of a song bird nearby, 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 summer activity and sometimes it can be a challenge to know what to pack (That’s where we can help you) When it comes to packing your picnic, you will need to... Read More

01/05/2019
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The Importance Of Gardening: For Health & Well Being

It’s May, and the month of Britain’s prestigious “Chelsea Flower Show”. A Bit About The Chelsea Flower Show The Chelsea Flower show, previously known as “The Great Spring Show” began in 1862 at the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) in Kensington and it is a favourite pastime in British social society. Every summer you can expect to wander through 11 acres of innovative landscape garden designs flourishing with colour and creativity. It is attended by approximately 157,000 members each year, some of which include members of the British Royal Family. Some... Read More

25/03/2019
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Easter Adventures For The Family

The lead up to Easter is such an exciting time for children and with the school holidays approaching, it’s now time to decide what activities to do this year. It also means bank holiday for you, hooray! Which means that you also get a little break as well and the opportunity to create some precious memories with your family. We have gathered some of our favourite, unique and exciting Easter adventures for you to enjoy this year. From unique treasure hunts to Easter trails, there’s so much to do, just... Read More

19/03/2019
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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

25/02/2019
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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 Pink Sedum as it’ll fit in with the colour scheme of pinks, blues, violets and whites. Plus, it also feeds the pollinators! In our latest YouTube video, “Catherine’s English Garden... Read More

07/02/2019
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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 and one side is in shade all year round, so she fills her garden with shade loving plants (and of course plants to feed the pollinators as well) We couldn’t... Read More

12/09/2018
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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 on Sunday 30/09/2018. By entering this competition, you consent to your data being used as set out in our privacy policy. Please note that the prize can only be delivered to... Read More

06/08/2018
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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 your garden in this heat. If you are looking to revive your garden without having to put hours of work into it, then keep on reading! We have 5 secrets... Read More

08/06/2018
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Hosting the Perfect Family Picnic

The perfect picnic is a relaxing stress free way to sit back and doze off in the warm sunshine while listening to the calm serenity of the countryside… A mutter of soft rustling leaves in a light breeze along with the peaceful but joyful tunes of the birds. This moment of tranquillity with the family sounds most pleasant but aiming for that delicious lunch on a sunlit Sunday afternoon requires planning which we are here to help you with all the inspiration you’ll need to make your leisure day that... Read More

01/09/2017
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The Perfect Blackberry and Apple Crumble Recipe

The trees and bushes are still laden with fruits & berries along the tracks and riverbanks here at The Basket Company. We are located just 5 miles from the New Forest National Park, where apples and blackberries are in bountiful supply and it looks like this year has provided a plentiful harvest. September is the perfect time to pick the sweetest fruits for all your recipes including pies and desserts and this month, we bring you the epitome of British puddings – A Blackberry and Apple crumble recipe.  But first, Fill... Read More