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"Beautiful Biennial Flowers" Seed set"Beautiful Biennial Flowers" Seed setOur price: £16.00Or just £9.00 for our members!ViewNow is the time to sow biennial seeds which will flower next year."Speedy Salad" Seed Set"Speedy Salad" Seed SetOur price: £14.00Or just £8.00 for our members!ViewThis set of seeds has everything you need to get up and sowing salad really quickly and get crops within a few weeks. It is the perfect time to plant.Bird Seed ShapesBird Seed ShapesOur price: £4.00Or just £2.20 for our members!ViewThe bird feed is pressed into decorative shapes, which can be hung anywhere in the garden thanks to the ribbon. The pressed birdseed contains natural ingredients only and serves as an addition to the naturally available food.
Children's Garden Tools SetChildren's Garden Tools SetOur price: £5.95Or just £3.50 for our members!ViewGarden fork, spade and trowel three piece tools setCopper Garden Twine MarkerCopper Garden Twine MarkerOur price: £14.00Or just £8.75 for our members!ViewI remember these row markers from my childhood - not pretty copper ones like this, but steel or aluminium, used to mark out the rows of vegetables in vegetable patches and allotments.Copper plant labels with refillsCopper plant labels with refillsOur price: £7.50Or just £4.90 for our members!ViewThese elegant plant labels have a copper strip which can be easily embossed with a ballpoint pen - making a permanent mark which can't wash off in the rain.
Copper plated fork and trowel setCopper plated fork and trowel setOur price: £24.00Or just £16.50 for our members!ViewI love the idea of using tools which will last for years and years, so when I buy hand tools I am looking for wooden handles, good quality metal, something that fits my hands comfortably.Gardener's Clean Up Gift SetGardener's Clean Up Gift SetOur price: £23.00Or just £13.50 for our members!ViewThis gift set has all the things needed to clean up and recover from a hard day in the garden - a wooden twin sided nail brush, scrub soap, lip rescue, and a muscle and joint creamGrow Your Own Jam Jar of FlowersGrow Your Own Jam Jar of FlowersOur price: £16.00Or just £9.61 for our members!ViewMy favourite kinds of flowers are simple ones, picked from the garden or from a verge, arranged without pretension in a jam jar and placed by a bedside or on a desk.
Nutscene Organic Hand CreamNutscene Organic Hand CreamOur price: £7.50Or just £5.70 for our members!ViewHand Cream for Gardeners with natural ingredients, soothing & replenishingPaper pot makerPaper pot makerOur price: £12.00Or just £6.60 for our members!ViewDitch plastic and make your own eco-friendly pots with these wooden pot makers.Robins CandleRobins CandleOur price: £25.00Or just £9.90 for our members!ViewThese cheeky Christmas Robins, printed from an original drawing by Jane Lindsey, complete with a copper lid and filled with a high quality soy candle, full of essential oils would be a perfect gift.
Secateurs gift setSecateurs gift setOur price: £40.00Or just £22.50 for our members!View This Gardener's gift box is entered around a fine pair of leather handled secateurs - really good for cold weather gardening as they don't get as bone chillingly cold as either plain metal or vinyl coated handles.Seed packets downloadSeed packets downloadOur price: £2.50Or just £0.00 for our members!ViewDownloadable seed packets - which can be printed out onto A4 paper, cut out and glued together to store all your seeds in.Snowdrops CandleSnowdrops CandleOur price: £25.00Or just £9.90 for our members!ViewOur stunning Snowdrops candle, printed from an original drawing by Jane Lindsey, complete with a copper lid and filled with a high quality soy candle, full of essential oils.
Telescopic BBQ ForkTelescopic BBQ ForkOur price: £8.00Or just £5.75 for our members!ViewHave a good time around the fireplace and enjoy a tasty treat. Put the meat on the fork of this extendable BBQ tool. Extendable from 19 cm to 80 cm making this fork perfect for an open fire while creating a safe distance between you and the flames. It's also the perfect tool to take on camping trips. Twine in tinTwine in tinOur price: £7.00Or just £4.20 for our members!View I love these tins of natural twine - from the Scottish company Nutscene - because they stop everything getting tangled up when you are trying to tie up plants.
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Between the plum trees and the studio is a sloping space that was created when we flattened a patch of land to build. It is a mix of subsoil, rocks and odd seams of rich pasture land. ⠀
As grass began to grow there about 7 years ago,  I sowed a perennial meadow mix, I planted lots of random plants from the cutting beds, I worked without a plan, without knowing what would thrive and what would gently vanish. ⠀
Now there is minimal gardening involvement - I try and keep the nettles from taking over, we dig out brambles - and in the autumn and winter I lure the chickens there to scratch out patches of bare soil for the wildflower seeds. ⠀
It’s a patchy space, caught on the cusp of abandonment - but it is the most beautiful space in the garden, buzzing with insects, rustling with birds. ⠀
Low light, bright petals, setting sun. ⠀
A couple of days ago I got a message from a friend asking what I thought about all the 'picking wild flowers' photos on here and the fact that a country style magazine was promoting it as a
My Gran had hangers like these.  Knitted from odds and ends of wool, hanging softly squashed together in the big dark wardrobe in her bedroom.⁠⠀
My cousin and I would take the fancy silky 1960s dresses from them and transform ourselves into glamorous detectives, spying on passers-by from behind the net curtains, making notes.⁠⠀
Now the hangers are my favourite things to make from wool scraps - each takes 37 grams of wool and you only need to be able to do a plain stitch to make it. ⁠⠀
As well as being chock full of nostalgia for me, they are also the most practical kind of hanger, as the garter stitch keeps even the flimsiest of straps in place so clothes don’t end up on the floor.
This week's business improvement was deciding to make the postcards that go in with orders more useful, getting Kate Stockwell to turn them into activity cards for me. ⁠⠀
This is the first, going out with orders from today.⁠⠀
I’m always amazed at how many plants from sunnier climes take to the garden. ⠀
Sicilian honey garlic - Nectaroscordum siculum - is one of the plants that grow in rows in the orchard - ghosts of the flower field, buzzing with bees, happy in grass, a strong whiff of onion as I pass. ⠀
This month I’ve been experimenting with solar dyeing- using plants and sunlight and a jar to dye wool on the windowsill. 
I was amazed at what bright shades were possible and at how easy and self contained it turned out to be. 
It was part of the Studio Membership mini “Introduction to plant dyes” course but I’ve also put together a kit in the shop with full instructions and everything you need to get started with solar dyeing wool (there are mini skeins in the kit). The photo is my drying rack on the dye deck - part of the studio where I used to prep flowers when I sold them. 
The wood rack used to be for shoes and wellies.
Inspired by @josephinepbrooks I’m still using this time for some serious decluttering of my business - looking hard at which parts have descended over the years into one of those drawers stuffed full of things.  Which bits are muddled, useless, impossible to open without everything falling out. 
Last week was the turn of the blog - so many out of date things, so many broken links, pretty much impossible to browse. 
Now it’s been sorted out - David and @fuzzyjill at Fuzzy Lime helped me divide it into sections and now it’s all easily accessible from the navigation bar.

So if you are looking for tutorials, nature notes, gardening, recipes or musings on life you can find them without scrolling through hundreds of pages. 
And - as always seems to happen when you  declutter - I’m suddenly full of ideas for things to write about, so that I can fit them nicely into my new space! 
The poppies are from Friday’s blog about how they make wonderful cut flowers.
Another week. Another new morning 
I was chatting to a friend yesterday about what was the best thing about running my own business - and I decided that it was probably being excited about each day and all the things I want to do. ⠀
That I now rarely need to force myself. ⠀

Today it’s finishing off this week’s Studio Members lesson about solar dyeing and putting together these activity postcards which I am getting printed to go out with orders. ⠀
What are you looking forward to doing today?

About Snapdragon

At Snapdragon we gently guide you through bringing the changing seasons into your daily life, helping you slow down, so that you can experience increased well being, calm and creativity.

Through our communities, both free and paid for, through Jane's writing on the blog, through carefully hand crafted gifts and activity kits, and through our online and in-person workshops we aim to bring people back in touch with the rhythms of a seasonal life.

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