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Category Archives: Summer

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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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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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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Are you ready for your ‘Free From Feast’?

Join us as we support Allergy UK’s ‘Free From Feast’   With Britain finally seeing some sunshine, it’s officially picnic season – and here at The Basket Company we have joined forces with a fantastic charity to help raise awareness of those suffering from allergies and intolerance. Allergy UK is a national charity that offers support and advice to the one … Continue reading

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6 ways to a Cheap and Cheerful Picnic

Now that summer is finally upon us and the kids are breaking up from school, organising a picnic with your friends and loved ones is the perfect way to enjoy the lovely British weather. The summer season can be expensive, especially with holidays abroad, organised children’s activities and babysitters to consider! At The Basket Company we have put together 6 … Continue reading

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