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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

Easter Adventures For The Family | The Basket Company 27/03/2022
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Easter Adventures For The Family

This years Easter activities include so much more than Easter egg hunts. Be sure to have the camera at the ready this Easter, as we have gathered some of our favourite, unique and exciting Easter adventures that you will love. From unique scavenger hunts to Easter inspired picnics, there’s so much to enjoy, just choose your favourite! Pastel Easter Decor Firstly, decorate your home. This is the perfect opportunity to have a good spring clean and add some subtle but stylish decorations in your home for Easter. Clean the windows... Read More

Rustic Accessories For A Show Stopping Garden 12/02/2022
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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. Light spring days enjoyed in the garden couldn’t be any more spectacular and by simply adding a touch of rusticity, with our timeless collection of 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... Read More

A Beginner's Guide To Foraging | The Basket Company 17/09/2021
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A Beginner’s Guide To Foraging

Wandering along the hedgerows, collecting your blackberries for a delicious crumble often brings such a sense of joy and excitement and the prospect of using ingredients that you have harvested yourself, makes the achieved result even more enjoyable. Hedgerows were first planted in the UK by the Romans, as the intertwined thorns and brambles helped to protect specific areas. Since then, they have become a necessity for nature, providing food and shelter for wildlife including delicious, plump berries which taste delicious in homemade recipes. September to October is the prime... Read More

Apple and Blackberry Crumble Foraged Recipe | The Basket Company 05/09/2021
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The Perfect Blackberry and Apple Crumble Recipe

The trees and hedgerows are laden with fruits & berries along the tracks and riverbanks here at The Basket Company. Blackberries in particular 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 blackberries. But first, fill your basket Ideal for collecting your apples and blackberries from... Read More

Sweet September At The Basket Company 31/08/2021
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Sweet September

As the first sighting of plump blackberries appear along the hedgerows, we are reminded that a beautiful seasonal shift is about to take place. In September we embrace long days that still offer pleasant warmth for outdoor activities, crop is at its best ready to harvest for delicious wholesome meals and the nip in the air, which reminds us that soon we will be digging out our big cosy knits, as mother nature will begin to delight us with mesmerising kaleidoscopic colours, that will leave us in awe of its... Read More

28/08/2021
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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 2021. 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. The word “equinox” is derived from Latin and means “equal night”. On the day of an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal length all over the world. It... Read More