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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 setChildren's Gardening Gift SetChildren's Gardening Gift SetOur price: £35.00Or just £19.50 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: £5.00Or just £2.95 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 £8.75 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.Eco Seed Sowing Gift SetEco Seed Sowing Gift SetOur price: £15.95Or just £9.50 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.
Gardener's care packGardener's care packOur price: £23.00Or just £13.50 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.Gardener's Quotes Big Bone China MugGardener's Quotes Big Bone China MugOur price: £15.00Or just £8.85 for our members!ViewPerfect for the keen gardeners, you can choose between three quotes from very different gardeners. Grow your own Calendula Balm KitGrow your own Calendula Balm KitOur price: £17.50Or just £9.75 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 £13.75 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.Grow Your Own Jam Jar of FlowersGrow Your Own Jam Jar of FlowersOur price: £15.00Or 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.Grow Your Own Mojito Personalised KitGrow Your Own Mojito Personalised KitOur price: £25.00Or just £13.75 for our members!ViewA fun gift for a cocktail loving friend - their own personalised plant pot and everything to grow their own authentic cuban mint to make mojitos.
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: £9.50Or just £6.30 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.
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.Seeds Zipped PouchSeeds Zipped PouchOur price: £8.00Or just £4.50 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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The hazel tree on the back lawn was the only tree when we moved here 16 years ago. 
Over the summer, when Euan was repairing the shed floor, he found thousands and thousands of empty hazel nuts under it, all neatly gnawed open by tiny, tiny teeth. 
Imagine those field mouse parties, the hazelnuts held up between tiny paws.

We tend to just pick the easy to reach nuts, tonight I’ll make a carrot and green hazelnut salad and I shall feel nicely smug at eating from the garden! 
I’ll leave the windfalls for the mice and the high ups for the red squirrels. They were here before us. 
Hazel trees fruit at a fairly young age. The ones we planted as tiny whips in the hedge 10 years ago are fruiting this year and I’m sure they would have been faster if they hadn’t been growing in long grass, part of a deliberately neglected wild area. 
I’ll put the recipe up on stories later.
When I was on holiday last month I messaged a number of close friends with a three point 'priority list' that I wanted them to hold me to. ⁠⠀
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1. Simplify things so that people actually know what the Studio Membership is.⁠⠀
2. Make amazing things for my members.⁠⠀
3. Talk about what I do to lots of people in lots of ways.⁠⠀
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The point was for the to stop me doing other things as a distraction from my main job, a job that is feeling more and more important, helping people being more small joyful things into their lives.⁠⠀
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I've been working on 1 and 2 since getting home - the website now has 1/4 of the categories that it had, the link to the membership is now actually on the home page, I've been finalising new products and working on next month's members e-course (about how to wrap beautiful natural seasonal inspired gifts without the Pinterest fuss).⁠⠀
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The third - the talking - is always a struggle for me and I suspect it may always be. There is too much conditioning there, too much being a nicely quiet, head down, work hard, Scottish girl at heart. ⁠⠀
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But I am trying hard . . . . and have resolved too email some people this afternoon and tell them what I do.⁠⠀
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I love bracken at this fleeting time of year - the burst of bright gold before it blends back into the forest floor. ⁠⠀
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An unusual photo for me perhaps but over in the Snapdragon Studio Bee we have been having a really interesting and honest conversation about what people look for when they are buying things - whether it is eco packaging or organic contents or everything made in the UK.⁠⠀
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It was such an interesting topic that it made me realise that I have really not done enough to show the thought and reasoning behind all the things in our products.  I think I felt it was a bit eco-smug at the time. ⠀
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Anyway . . . I have begun with the calendula balm kit and you can see the result above - making a flat lay of all the contents and a key as to what everything is, where it comes from and whether it can be recycled.⁠⠀
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If you want to join the Facebook group it is completely free and open to all - just google Snapdragon Studio Bee and let me know what makes you smile.⁠⠀
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And the balm kit now has all its info in place and you can see it on the website www.snapdragonlife.com
Natural dyeing.⁠⠀
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I think that the most amazing thing about my little foray into natural dyeing is how adding a modifier, in this case a little bit of rust, can transform a colour.⁠⠀
⁠⠀ Both of these were dyed in the same pot.  I chopped up willow leaves and bark and soaked them in water for two days, before simmering for an hour and leaving to steep overnight. ⁠⠀
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I then removed the willow and simmered my 2 hanks of silk yarn for an hour and let the liquid cool.  One hank was removed - which is the gorgeous pale pink - and I added some rusty metal to the pot and watched the silk turn dark grey as though by magic.⁠⠀
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Natural dyeing has been something that I have meaning to try at home ever since I went on a course with @debbiethedyer years and years ago.  I'm so glad that I actually thought to make it into a little project and actually put it in my diary this year.
Since I got back from holiday the bottles on my bedroom windowsill have been empty.⁠⠀
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They looked pretty - like an art installation - but also sad.  There was so little left in the garden that it felt a shame to pick it and turn all views from the house into a sludge of frosted stems.⁠⠀
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Yesterday I decided enough was enough - that there must be some small things that I could pick and Dixie and I went for a walk along the road with a pair of secateurs.⁠⠀
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This was the result - a windowsill that Euan claims is overstuffed! - berries and leaves and seed heads all tucked under the long grass.⁠⠀
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It was a lesson in remembering to venture out and look.  What have you seen recently?
Sometimes it takes a long time to see things clearly, to actually see what it is that is the heart of what you want to do with that ‘one wild and precious life’. I finally feel I’m getting there and I’m tagging a whole bunch of amazing people who have helped me figure it out and winnow it down over the past couple of years.
Who else is dreaming of planting spring bulbs at the moment? 
I can’t think of another activity that sums up that Audrey Hepburn quote “to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” - the tucking up of smooth bulbs in the cold ground, the watching for shoots in spring. It feels miraculous. 
This month’s Studio Members e-course is about Spring bulbs, how to choose, how to plant, what I have learned here over the decades. 
It has been lovely hearing about what people are planting and why.
Overwhelm - I wrote a blog this week about how I fell prey to overwhelm and what I did to get over it - you can read it by clicking through my profile.⁠⠀
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I had actually always thought of myself as someone who didn't get overwhelmed, who had so many tactics in place to stay present, stay slow, stay engaged and take action.⁠⠀
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I thought I was immune to getting caught up, tangled up in overwhelm.⁠⠀
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Until that wasn't the case and I ended up weeping at the sheer difficulty of everything.  All I wanted was someone to breeze in and do all my adulting for me.⁠⠀
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It was a lesson in not taking things for granted and to stop and take stock more often.  To avoid drama, to sit still, to do meaningful things.⁠⠀
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I'd love to know your tips, in a comment here on on the blog, or as a direct message.⁠⠀
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