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Everything for the gardening enthusiast - whether that is an urban jungle of houseplants, some beautiful pots or an ambitious allotment

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Add Gardener's care packAdd Gardener's care packOur price: £23.00Or just £13.28 for our members!ViewWe have added some helpful things to recover from a hard day in the garden from Nutscene - a wooden twin sided nail brush, scrub soap, lip rescue, and a muscle and joint cream.Copper Garden Twine MarkerCopper Garden Twine MarkerOur price: £14.00Or just £8.22 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 £4.68 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 £13.20 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.Eco Seed Sowing KitEco Seed Sowing KitOur price: £15.95Or just £8.50 for our members!View This kit has everything you need to get started with seed sowing, knowing that you aren't harming the planet. FSC approved wooden plant labels - set of 12FSC approved wooden plant labels - set of 12Our price: From £1.20Or just £0.60 for our members!ViewThese are the plant labels that I use most in the garden - the workhorses of my plant organisation. They are cheap enough to be lavish with them, an important consideration when you have lots of pots and the temptation is to just label one, a tactic that always ends in a muddle in my experience.
Grow your own Calendula Balm KitGrow your own Calendula Balm KitOur price: £17.50Or just £8.60 for our members!ViewThis kit contains ingredients to grow and make your own calendula balms and oils. Calendula is naturally soothing and useful for maintaining healthy skin and treating minor stings, blemishes and grazes.Grow Your Own Coffee Personalised KitGrow Your Own Coffee Personalised KitOur price: £25.00Or just £12.50 for our members!ViewGrow your own coffee plant with this indoor gardening kit - the box contains everything you need, a personalised plant pot, coaster, compost, coffee seeds and instructions.Jam Jar Seeds KitJam Jar Seeds KitOur price: £15.00Or just £7.95 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.
Kitchen Garden/Allotment Gift SetKitchen Garden/Allotment Gift SetOur price: £65.00Or just £31.56 for our members!View Meadow Patch Gift SetMeadow Patch Gift SetOur price: £25.00Or just £13.58 for our members!View Everyone loves wild flowers and we have put together a beautiful gift box with everything you need to grow your own little meadow patch.Mini copper toolsMini copper toolsOur price: £8.40Or just £4.85 for our members!ViewThese cute little copper garden tools are just the right size for windowsill gardening or for tending alpine plants or window boxes.
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: £8.50Or just £4.70 for our members!ViewDitch plastic and make your own eco-friendly pots with these wooden pot makers.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.
Seed Starter's Gift SetSeed Starter's Gift SetOur price: £38.00Or just £19.07 for our members!ViewGrowing plants from seed is one of the most exciting parts of gardening and this gift set has everything to get you started.Seeds from the gardenSeeds from the gardenOur price: £3.50Or just £0.00 for our members!ViewEarly summer seeds for members from Snapdragon Garden - these germinate easily when seed is fresh but can be a struggle with commercial seeds.Test tube flower vaseTest tube flower vaseOur price: £8.00Or just £4.84 for our members!ViewMy favourite way to display flowers is as single stems in vintage glass bottles. I have built up a little collection over the years but they are getting more and more difficult to find.
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. Vintage Gardeners ScissorsVintage Gardeners ScissorsOur price: £7.00Or just £4.67 for our members!ViewThese gardener's scissors are universal scissors and can be described as Bonsai scissors, flower snips and Chinese Butterfly Scissors. Whatever you want to call them, they are extremely sharp and useful.Windowsill Gardener's Gift SetWindowsill Gardener's Gift SetOur price: £35.00Or just £18.07 for our members!ViewThis gift set, with its pouch of tiny tools, is for all those keen gardeners who only have a windowsill of plants to tend.
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Did you have a good Easter break?  We went to Spain to visit our eldest daughter and came back late last night, possibly actually early this morning. ⠀
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The Tuesday after Easter is always an important date for me, for even though my baby birds have flown the nest, I still get the new term feeling. And the term between Easter and summer is always a busy one, so much to fit in! ⠀
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The start of a new week⠀
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The start of a new season. ⠀
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The start of a new planner, new journal. ⠀
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New plans, new pens, new garden to plant. ⠀
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These pheasants eye narcissi - with their perfect eye liner - are flowering under the plum trees in the orchard. The perfect morning commute.
On Sunday night Euan turned to me and said “I don’t think we have ever made as much difference to the garden in such a short time.”⠀
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⁣ He was right. In October we had brought in soil to make raised beds - turning the ground slick and slippery. All winter and Spring I looked at mud and worried about all the people that I had told that there would be a garden to see in May. ⠀
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But then - dry weather, fierce cold winds and suddenly on Friday afternoon we could barrow and build and by Sunday night . . . There are the beginnings of a new productive garden - a mix of vegetables and flowers for cutting. ⠀
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As usual Euan did all the heft and heavy stuff and I planted and staked and fluffed up mulch. ⠀
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If you are coming along to A Seasonal Day on 8th May I am pleased to say that there will be a garden! ⠀
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Sometimes projects come together really quickly - one of the best things about having a small making business is that you can go from idea to having something for sale in a single day. ⠀
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This was not one of those projects - I had the idea in our busy Christmas period, took away the samples to knit while travelling in Asia in February, and yet only put the kit up on the website yesterday. ⠀
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I don't normally post many direct product shots here - but this one is special to me. I wanted to make a beginners’ knitting kit that allows people to knit something practical and quick - in this instance beautiful cotton face cloths and exfoliating cleansing wipes - and which felt substantial yet not daunting. My aim with everything is to make it easy for people to give things a go. ⠀
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And I wanted it to look beautiful and be practical and all be packaged up in way that was part of the kit. ⠀
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Everything came together earlier this week and I’m so pleased with how it looks, the squidgy cotton balls of yarn, the instruction cards and needles all in their own specially printed drawstring project bag. ⠀
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I hope you like it too.
How do you like to learn? I used to be happiest just battering on by myself, making mistakes, googling. But increasingly I find I’m preferring to be shown things by someone who knows what they are doing, to have the space to ask questions, and then to go home and try everything on my own with the option to call if I get stuck. ⠀
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I find my mind opened so much more by talking to other people - rather than beginning a project from my own limited viewpoint. ⠀
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I had a great time yesterday learning E-magazine production with Eleanor from @creativecountryside and today I’m planning to practice everything by re-formatting the guide to getting the most from your cut flowers to send out with the next newsletter. ⠀
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I also met up with @bob_sy - all arranged on an Instagram whim - and had a wonderful evening discussing kindness, connection and creativity. ⠀
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Increasingly I love being able to move beyond typed words and have great rambling conversations. Is anyone else finding the same? ⠀
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GIVEAWAY - Today I am getting the train down to Lancaster to meet Eleanor from @creativecountryside.  She is going to be showing me the ins and outs of making a magazine.⁣⠀
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I have always loved the aesthetics of Creative Countryside magazine - the solidity of it, the surety - so when the chance came up to take a masterclass in how to put it together I jumped at the opportunity.⁣⠀
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I love putting together the e-magazines for Studio Members and A Seasonal Way, but I am very aware that I am simply joining together PDFs.  I want to create something more magical, more meant.⁣⠀
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My lesson is co-inciding with suddenly having fast WiFi at home - so uploading a magazine no longer requires a drive to Stirling to poach University WiFi.  This will change Everything!⁣⠀
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This magazine is the first bumper edition of Creative Countryside, as it turns from a quarterly into a biannual publication. ⁣⠀
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I am a contributor to this edition, as well as subscribing, so I have an extra copy which I would love to give away. ⁣⠀
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Just comment here - and make sure you are following me - and we will pick a name at random next Tuesday.⁣⠀
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(The knitting is the #comfortblanketkal by @louisetilbrookdesigns which shall be my train knitting)
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I knew this greenhouse as a child. It had a grapevine then, and a lead dipping trough that was home to motherless ducklings. ⠀
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There were long snakes of terracotta pots under the staging and I got to turn the cranks to open windows in the roof. ⠀
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When it was abandoned and began to fall down we asked if we could take it and give it a new home - and now  it stands in our drive, the oldest thing here. ⠀
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Euan rebuilt it all exactly - with a new base, but with everything else original.  It turned out to be a superior form of flat pack.⠀
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This weekend I stood in the greenhouse, mid watering the seedlings that are crammed in tiers onto the staging and floor, and tried to link it back to when I was seven. ⠀
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I couldn’t. Then is was an enormous space of dust and spiders and broken glass , of benches to climb on and a cold, dark trough of water we were to stay away from. ⠀
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Now it is my garden in waiting. Waiting for May. ⠀
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I did think I should maybe plant a grape vine though.
I photographed this heart of honeysuckle on the Isle of Bute last month - a random reminder that nature is at the heart of everything that I love.⁣⠀
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Also last month, I spent a wonderful evening with my friend @hazey107 - and she told the story of why she had crossed the school playground to make friends with me 16 years ago.⁣⠀
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Seemingly I was standing waiting for the P1s to come out, my toddler on my hip.  Her bright blonde hair was full of leaves and sticks, her bare feel black with soil.  Hazel immediately felt that, with such a feral looking child, I must be her kind of person.⁣⠀
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We would have been travelling back from the field where I grew my flowers at that time, we hadn't yet found this house.⁣ I was probably worried about being the only scruffy Mum at the school gate. ⠀I never felt I did school gates very well. ⁣⠀
But hearing Hazel’s story I was so glad that I never mastered that
We are promised a dry and sunny weekend here in Stirlingshire. I have 3 days completely clear of commitments. The greenhouse is full of seedlings, the ground is dry enough to work. I have 4 tonnes of mulch in the drive. 🌱

I can barely contain my excitement. 🌱🌱 I’ve been awake since 5 (though obviously still in bed!) 🌱🌱🌱 What do you have planned for the weekend?
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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.

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