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Savour The Moment - Live Simply 12/07/2021
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Savour The Moment & Live Simply

Often we can find ourselves lost in the noise of social media and technology which means we rarely get the opportunity to stop, think and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.   This month we will be celebrating “National Simplicity Day” on the 12th of July. National Simplicity Day surrounds the theories and ideology of Henry David Thoreau, an American poet and philosopher. His beliefs have influenced many notable figures, particularly the likes of Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy for his thought-provoking work on living simply... Read More

Al Fresco Dining Main Blog Image 30/06/2021
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The Ultimate Al Fresco Dining Experience

Al fresco dining has been a tradition in European countries for centuries. Dining outside transports us to a warmer climate, where sampling food and drink can be enjoyed on a balmy evening with wonderful company. There’s no doubt that al fresco dining is most certainly one of life’s greatest, yet simplest pleasures. The comfort of your garden is an idyllic place to eat in the open air and just like they do on the continent, you can stay out as long as you like or until your glasses are empty.... Read More

Rustic Accessories for a showstopping garden 15/06/2021
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Rustic Accessories For A Showstopping Garden

There’s a reason that our outdoor baskets are so on trend and it’s simply because these baskets ooze elegance, add a unique sense of style and texture and complete the garden with a contemporary yet classic finish. Warm, balmy summers enjoyed in the garden couldn’t be any more spectacular and by simply adding a touch of rusticity with our timeless Grey and Buff Rattan planters they make such a statement, especially when filled with your favourite plants and flowers! It’s been so fantastic to see the interior design enthusiasts on... Read More

What To Pack For a Perfect Picnic 08/06/2021
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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

Featured This Month | My Real Garden 02/06/2021
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Featured This Month, June 2021: 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

Featured This Month | May 2021 | Catherine's English Garden 06/05/2021
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Featured This Month, May 2021: 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. May 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

A Garden Buffet To Feed The Pollinators 16/04/2021
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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

03/04/2021
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5 Secrets to a Beautiful Garden

Brighter days are coming. The clocks have changed, the days are longer and lighter and we are now getting slighter warmer temperatures, a perfect time to start focusing on the upkeep of the garden. If you work or have children (or both) it’s especially difficult to keep on top of your garden, especially if we get a heatwave! 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 to help spruce up your garden in... Read More

01/04/2021
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Featured This Month, April 2021: 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 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 tulips and peonies and in... Read More

Easter Egg Hunt 06/03/2021
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Easter Adventures For The Family

This year, Easter is going to be a little different and we’re taking up the Easter activities to the next level! It’s going to be the perfect opportunity to create an Easter to remember and guess what? Chocolate eggs, Easter egg hunts, hot cross buns, arts and crafts and all the other Easter activities that the children love, can all be done in the comfort of your own home! Be sure to have the camera at the ready this Easter as we have gathered some of our favourite, unique and... Read More