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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.Children's Gardening Gift SetChildren's Gardening Gift SetOur price: £35.00Or just £18.00 for our members!View We designed this children's gardening gift set to encourage children to grow up loving the outdoors and, as importantly, to make it easy for parents and grandparents to let them garden.Children's seed packChildren's seed packOur price: £4.50Or just £2.67 for our members!ViewA little pack of childrens' seeds - chosen because they are easy to handle and fast to grow - packed up with 3 wooden labels and a pencil in a pretty kraft string and washer envelope.
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.Paper 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 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 Zipped PouchSeeds Zipped PouchOur price: £10.00Or just £5.00 for our members!ViewA useful waterproof lined zipped pouch for seeds and other gardening essentials, we've included a pack of six wooden plant labels. Limited stock on these.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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Later this morning I am going to be talking about change and business at The Good Life Experience⁠⠀
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The working title for my talk is '5 things I've learned from trashing my business' and its a pretty honest account of what the last 2 and a half years have meant to me.⁠⠀
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The talk is 11.30 in the drawing room of Hawarden Castle - do let me know if you are here and able to come and say
We are promised an Indian summer this weekend - sunshine through seedheads, cool evenings wrapped in blankets.⁠⠀
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I am very glad as we are off to camp at The Good Life Experience tonight - four days of amazing food, ideas, creativity and dogs (ours are staying at home so I am at liberty to fuss everyone else's)⁠⠀
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What are you doing this weekend?
I've always been drawn to women who create homes that feel welcoming.  I believe it is a wonderful skill to welcome people in, to have them relax, to talk properly, to feel safe and listened to. ⠀
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Some of the homes where I've pulled up a chair have been calm and considered, perfect curated spaces that seem to slow down time, others have been full, layered, with piles of things going on and a whirlwind of noise.  I love both.⁠⠀
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My own house veers wildly between the two - occasionally calm and spacious (a friend remarked yesterday how much bigger the kitchen seemed now that I actually have shelves for stuff), more often caught mid-project with piles of books and fabric everywhere.⁠⠀
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What about you?⁠⠀
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This week I am meant to be doing a bit of a recruitment drive for Snapdragon Studio Membership - the price goes up from £10 a month to £15 a month for anyone who joins after 18th September. ⁠⠀
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For anyone who is a member by 18th we are freezing the monthly membership at £10 until the beginning of 2021.⁠⠀
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So if you fancy discounts (these Autumn apothecary jar essential oil soy candles are only £6.13 for our Studio Members for example), a year long Grow Your Own Cut Flowers online course, my Tuesday emails with essays, nature notes, free downloads, as well as a hard copy magazine . . . . well this would be a very good week to join!⁠⠀
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You also get a welcome pack lovingly put together by Valerie.
I fear that this may be the last properly flowery windowsill from the garden - frosts are hovering around the edges. 
One morning soon I shall wake up to a soggy, collapsed and blackened garden and I’ll be hunting in the sheltered corners for undamaged flowers and praising the robustness of sedums. 
But in the meantime I’ll feast on the delicacy of cosmos purity and the single dark, sugar spangled, scabious.
Do you buy new or second hand? Oxfam’s campaign #secondhandseptember is really about clothes but it got me thinking about buying generally - and the way we've put together our home.⁠⠀
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I grew up in a house of antique dealers - my Mum had a market stall, and then a shop, which my brother continues with today - so buying second hand has always been the default.⁠⠀
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We also moved into a 1980s bungalow instead of the old property I had dreamed of and deliberately added in layers of history with reclaimed doors and furniture and floors.⁠ I think that the only new things we have bought may be the beds. ⠀
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This dresser was from Glasgow Architectural Salvage Yard - it was originally in a primary school (which is why it has wonderful chipped and jammy red gloss paint and a strip of plastic bumper tape on the corners!)⁠⠀
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I particularly love the curve of the shelves - they look like they have put in a lot of hard work.
How do you feel about dinner plate dahlias?  I've really struggled to enjoy them - the lollipop-on-stick look of them, the way the stems aren't long enough to make a balanced arrangement without plastic cones.⁠ The way that they collapse inelegantly as they age. ⠀
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Last year I dug them all out and gave them to @Katgoldin to feed her goats.  This year I accidentally ordered a whole load more.⁠⠀
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I've solved the problem by cutting them short and propping them about the place. ⁠⠀
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This is Dahlia Islander in an early C19th rose lustre cup - lounging on a dresser shelf by my Great Grandmother's tea set.⁠⠀
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(It also means you can't see the way the back petals go scruffy before the rest of the flower)
What have been your favourite flowers from this year?

I’m making a list so that I remember what I loved, what I want to make sure I plant for next year.

There is also a list of plants I found disappointing - so that I remember to walk on by and ignore the hype. 
What would be on your lists?
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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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