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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 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.Jam Jar Seeds KitJam Jar Seeds KitOur price: £15.00Or just £8.25 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: £8.50Or just £5.25 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: £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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This is my current work in progress.⁠⠀
It will eventually be a big cabled throw - the silk I'm using is pretty chunky so it should be a fairly quick knit. ⁠⠀
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The preparation will take longer though.  I wanted to make something for our home that is really connected to this place.  Something dyed with the plants that grow here.  Something slow.⁠⠀
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The yarns in the photo were dyed in early September with plants from the garden - the yellow is dahlia flowers, the greyish green is dahlia leaves with some iron, the paler blue grey is woad (next year I shall grow more to get deeper colours). The linen cloths were dyed with avocado.⁠⠀
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This afternoon I plan to cut some willow to soak for another hank.  I have 12 hanks and a wound ball in total.⁠⠀
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I found the silk in a giant yarn stash that lives at my Mum's house, I can't remember where we got it but it would have been bought in the late 1980s when we led each other astray in yarn buying sprees.⁠⠀
Do you ever find echoes of your childhood home in your current one?  If so, do you find it a bit like realising that you've begun to sound exactly like your Mum?⁠⠀
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I grew up in a house with a butler's pantry - it was a small corridor like room between the kitchen and the dining room.⁠⠀
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One side of the room was all cupboards, where plates and cutlery were stored, the other side was one of those amazing curved metal 1950s English Rose sinks.⁠⠀
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The butler was, of course, long gone. ⁠⠀
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Last month we redecorated our own 'pantry' - a small room between the open plan kitchen and the bedrooms.  It is really more of a large alcove than a proper room, there are no windows and only 3 walls.  It was a squalid mess 90% of the time as people dumped things.⁠⠀
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I decided that proper storage was the answer - we got the red dresser I posted last month, we relocated shelves and tables from elsewhere in the house and then we put up this antique glass fronted wall cabinet for the china and glass.⁠⠀
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As I walked past this morning I recognised the feel - I had made a little C19th butler's pantry in my 1980s bungalow! ⁠⠀
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I could, of course, do with the butler.
Small things that mean home.⁠⠀
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What is the first thing you do when you get home from holiday?⁠⠀
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On Sunday when we arrived back  from holiday I took my snips out to see what I could find in the frosted garden to put in a vase by the front door.⁠⠀
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It's nothing fancy - some starry bright common asters, deep pink persicaria, scabious and dill - all set off with blousy Japanese anemones. But for me it is a beautiful distraction from the piles of laundry and unpacked cases.⁠⠀
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The engraved glass plate is by @janeraven ⁠⠀
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It’s the last day of our holiday - by lunchtime we will be back in the air and headed for London to catch up with our girls over dinner. 
For the past two weeks we have been staying high in the mountains, about half an hour from Split in Croatia, an area of stunning beauty - It is the end of season, the verges are baked to straw, the trees full of olives and pomegranates, paths are lined with a white flowered thyme. 
For me the fortnight has been a game of magic eye, squinting against the sun, suddenly spotting drifts of ‘love in a mist’ seedheads, the remains of white scabious, sweet scented clematis a few flowers on their second bloom, delphiniums, euphorbia, lambs ears and great spikes of campanula growing from the rocks. All wild, all natural, all in just the right place. 
It has been a wonderful break - and now I’m looking forward to getting home and making plans and getting everything out of my head and onto paper.
Yesterday, taking advantage of my calm, clear, well holidayed head, I wrote down a 3 year goal along with the 3 things I need to do consistently for it to happen and I emailed it to some friends who I know will root for me, keep me on track and cheer each time I get a step nearer. ⠀
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Having lots of friends who I absolutely know will be happy for me when something goes well is a relatively new thing. In many ways I think friends for good times are more difficult to find than friends for bad. ⠀
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Who are your cheerleaders? ⠀
Back in my previous life as a flower grower and wedding florist, this time of year was the most stressful. Economically it was essential, but the borrowed time, watching the garden slow down, waiting for a night cold enough to turn everything black was tense. ⠀
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I rarely agreed to October weddings, but sometimes I was persuaded, because when they work they work so beautifully- the vulnerability of the flowers somehow glowing through. ⠀
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This mug - officially Autumn meadow - is ‘Christine’s mug’ in my head. A mix of teasels and echinacea rebloom, some startlingly tall blue forget me nots on second flowering, and damp fennel seed heads, put together to decorate a tiny stone church 12 years ago. ⠀
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The mug comes into the ‘we forgot to put it on the website’ category - that has been rectified now and you can get to it via the link in my profile.
Overwhelm 
It seems to be something that creeps up, tangling your feet, muddling your head- not all that noticeable until you begin to break through it. 
Or maybe it is visible there, as a shortness of breath, a tightening of shoulders, a fear of crowds. 
I am spending this weekend untangling my head by the sea in Croatia . Swimming and sitting still and decluttering my mind. 
And in the place of all the numbing fears and doubts, the undermining feelings that nothing makes a difference anyway, have slid in clear plans and steps and intentions. As if by magic. 
Do you ever feel overwhelmed?  What do you do to shake it off?
These are the kinds of dahlias that I'm going to be planting more of next year. ⁠⠀
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They are described as blue (which is obviously not the case - oh those lying insta filters!), they are pretty useless as cut flowers, they get easily damaged in the rain.⁠⠀
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But, oh how the bees LOVE them.⁠⠀
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So, therefore, do I.⁠ ⠀
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We begin our beekeeping course next month - making sure we have some good basic knowledge before the bees themselves arrive in the spring. ⠀
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I’m very excited. Are you planning to learn anything new over the winter?
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