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Category Archives: Outdoors

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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