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Outdoors

04/04/2021
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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

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

Featured This Month | February 26/01/2021
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Featured This Month: February 2021, Love To Be Home

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 sleek, stylish comfort and a home to fall in love with by Donna @love.to.be.home Donna’s home and Instagram handle holds a very poignant message and as we are spending a lot more time indoors, we couldn’t agree more that it’s so important to “love to... Read More

Featured This Month | Featured Image 28/09/2020
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Featured This Month, October 2020: Autumnal Front Door Décor

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 some beautiful front door décor by Lucy @hercountryliving. We can’t think of a better place to enjoy the beautiful crimson colours of autumn, than in the chocolate box village of the Cotswolds. The picturesque houses are built from ancient stone, nestled between pretty churches and... Read More

01/09/2020
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How To Prepare For The Autumn Equinox

Here at The Basket Company, we are preparing for the arrival of the majestic Autumn Equinox, which takes place on 22nd of September 2020. We can’t wait to dig out our wellies for fresh, crisp walks across blankets of gold and auburn tones and snuggling deep into the sofa, with a soft cotton blanket and a good book on rainy days. We bet you didn’t know this… The word “equinox” is derived from Latin and means “equal night”. On the day of an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal... Read More

Rustic Accessories for a showstopping garden 25/08/2020
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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. Hazy Indian 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

Blackberry & Apple Crumble Recipe 23/08/2020
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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 Burley in the New Forest National Park, where 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 including freshly picked... Read More

Savour The Moment - Live Simply 28/06/2020
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Savour The Moment & Live Simply

In times of uncertainty and when life begins to become a little heavy, it’s important to ensure we do not get lost in a negative atmosphere. 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... Read More

How to pull of a perfect picnic at home | The Basket Company 07/06/2020
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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