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Spring

The House Build | The Basket Company 01/08/2022
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Featured This Month: Garden Of Dreams

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 it with you. This month’s “Featured this month” entrant is the sensational home of Becks Doyle @thehousebuild. In 2017 Becks and her family bought the keys to their charming new home. With a stunning vision in mind for a grand extension, Becks could begin the build and design of each... Read More

Savour The Moment and Live Simply 27/06/2022
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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

06/06/2022
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Featured This Month: 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. June 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

How To Pull Off The Perfect Picnic At Home 04/06/2022
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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

Featured This Month | My Real Garden 03/05/2022
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Featured This Month: 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 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

Our Favourite Plants and Flowers to boost the mood 14/04/2022
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Our favourite plants and flowers to boost the mood

We don’t know about you but nothing feels better than getting our hands in the soil, inhaling the fresh earthy scent and listening to the familiar sound of birdsong in the background. Gardening is featured heavily in our journal because of its many health benefits to the earth and to ourselves. Potting a little world of your own filled with fragrance from perfumed flowers and aromatic herbs is the perfect endorphin as it brings so much hope and excitement as your creations come to life. It’s important to include natural... 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

Hot Cross Bun Bread & Butter Pudding Recipe 26/03/2022
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Hot Cross Bun Bread & Butter Pudding

We have a very special Easter treat for you all. This month we bring you a classic English recipe with a delicious Easter twist, a hot cross bun Bread and Butter pudding. This warming dessert recipe serves 4 – 6 people and it is the perfect pudding to compliment your classic English Sunday roast dinner (especially if you add some cream or ice cream to go with it, yum!) Typically, in a regular Bread & Butter pudding you would use “day-old” bread as slightly stale it holds together better however... Read More