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Apothecary Jar - Basil and LimeApothecary Jar - Basil and LimeOur price: From £13.00Or just £7.50 for our members!ViewIf you like smokey citrusy scents than this is the candle for you. I love this in the main living spaces - with the fruity lime undercut with basil, it isn't too sweet.Apothecary jar - Blackberry and LemonsApothecary jar - Blackberry and LemonsOur price: From £13.00Or just £7.50 for our members!View This is the softest and sweetest of the essential oil candles we sell. It is a feminine scent, there is a whisper of parma violets and spring flowers along with the freshness of lemons.Apothecary Jar - Geranium and Bergamot candleApothecary Jar - Geranium and Bergamot candleOur price: From £13.00Or just £7.50 for our members!ViewThis is the candle that I light to lift my mood. There is something about geranium that is cheerful and life affirming and back notes of bergamot and lavender help calm you down too.
Apothecary Jar - Grapefruit and FrankincenseApothecary Jar - Grapefruit and FrankincenseOur price: From £13.00Or just £8.50 for our members!View The citrus freshness of the grapefruit is undercut by the warmth of frankincense - a lovely light, fresh scent.Apothecary Jar - Lavender and Orange candleApothecary Jar - Lavender and Orange candleOur price: From £13.00Or just £7.50 for our members!ViewCalming and comforting this candle is the big warm hug of the range. The floral comfort of the sweet lavender underpinned by warm orange.Apothecary Jar - Peppermint and LavenderApothecary Jar - Peppermint and LavenderOur price: From £13.00Or just £7.50 for our members!ViewThese fresh smelling candles are my go to for my office, a way of helping me sit down, stop procrastinating and actually do some writing or designing.
Apothecary Jar - Pure Thyme candleApothecary Jar - Pure Thyme candleOur price: From £13.00Or just £7.50 for our members!ViewBring the delicious scent of a summer herb garden into your home.Candle Lovers Selection BoxCandle Lovers Selection BoxOur price: £32.00Or just £22.00 for our members!ViewThe perfect box for candle lovers or those unsure of which scent to choose. Four of the small apothecary soy candles - each full of essential oils. Winter Meadow CandleWinter Meadow CandleOur price: £30.00Or just £15.90 for our members!ViewPart of our exclusive range of scented candles - a copper lidded candle pot with Jane's hand drawn Winter Meadow design, filled with a high quality soy candle - stuffed full of essential oils.
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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. ⠀
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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. ⠀
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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. ⠀
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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. ⠀
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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.⁠⠀
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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.⁠⠀
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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. ⁠⠀
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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.
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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. ⁠⠀
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This is the first, going out with orders from today.⁠⠀
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I’m always amazed at how many plants from sunnier climes take to the garden. ⠀
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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. ⠀
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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. ⠀
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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. ⠀
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What are you looking forward to doing today?
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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.

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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