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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

A Jubilee Garden Party | The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 02/05/2022
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A Jubilee Garden Party | The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This summer, the streets and windows of the United Kingdom will be embellished with Union Jacks, as we celebrate a momentous day for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. On the Bank Holiday weekend of the 2nd – 5th June 2022 Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, marking her 70th year reign of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Realms. A little bit of history about Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II was born on the 21st April 1926. When her father, King George VI, died on the... Read More

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 30/04/2022
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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

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

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

Featured this month | A Romantic Picnic | The Basket Company 24/01/2022
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Featured This Month | A Date With The Valentines

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 we just have to share it with you. This month we bring you, a date with the Valentines, featuring Charlotte Valentine of @thehomethatmademe. Charlotte’s home is effortlessly romantic, filled with nothing but refined and elegant interior, which oozes a very stylish and luxurious feel throughout the whole of her home. Plus, as her last... 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