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Bumblebee

Bee Kind

by Claire, February 24th, 2014 in In the Garden

Find out how you can support the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, a great charity that helps to protect the 24 different species of Bumblebee in the UK, which have experienced massive decline in recent years. Read more »

Heady Hyacinths

Heady Hyacinths

by Claire, February 5th, 2014 in In the Garden, News, Shabby Chic Planting

It might be cold outside but spring is definitely in the air in the Mabel & Rose workshop as our spring bulbs come into bloom. Read more »

A Guide to Gardening with Seedballs

A Guide to Gardening with Seedballs

by Claire, November 11th, 2013 in In the Garden

Gardening with seedballs is super easy and fun - here is a quick guide to get you started. Read more »

Seedballs at Mabel & Rose

Seedballs at Mabel & Rose

by Claire, November 6th, 2013 in In the Garden, News

A revolutionary way to create wildflower gardens and meadows, these gorgeous little tins make the perfect stocking filler or secret santa gift. Read more »

Vintage Enamel

Vintage Enamel

by Claire, October 30th, 2013 in Vintage Inspiration

Vintage enamel is perfect for adding a classic French country feel to your kitchen, bathroom or garden. Read more »

Lavender in Vintage Flower Buckets

Lavender in Vintage Flower Buckets

by Claire, October 16th, 2013 in Shabby Chic Planting

On the hunt for an unusual wedding present for some friends recently, I planted up some lavender into our gorgeous vintage zinc flower buckets. Read more »

Upcycled Vintage Shutter

Upcycled Vintage Shutter

by Claire, June 26th, 2013 in Country Crafts, Green & Eco Living, Vintage Inspiration

Having scoured the internet for a business card holder and found nothing inspiring I decided to have a go at upcycling an old French shutter. Read more »

Kiftsgate Court on Fathers Day

Kiftsgate Court on Fathers Day

by , June 18th, 2013 in In the Garden, News, Vintage Inspiration

Situated next door to the National Trust gardens at Hidecote, Kiftsgate has some really creative planting on a steep embankment, as well as some lovely rose borders and terraces around the main house. Read more »

Be Nice to Nettles

Be Nice to Nettles

by Claire, May 20th, 2013 in In the Garden, News - 1 comment

This week is 'National be Nice to Nettles Week' and as a keen wildlife gardener I was interested to read just how important the nettle patch is to a huge variety of species. Read more »

March of the Beekeepers

March of the Beekeepers

by Claire, April 25th, 2013 in Green & Eco Living, News

On Friday 26th April beekeepers and members of the public will march in Parliament Square to urge the government to save our bees and support the EU ban on bee killing pesticides. Read more »

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