I can’t quite believe we’re in November already but I’m so glad the month has started with some dry and bright weather! My last few weeks of October were a bit of a wash out so it’s been nice to get back out in the garden and start giving everything a much-needed tidy. I always think of the last few months of the year as a time to reflect, tidy and…November 5, 2020
If I was to get a report on my first year growing sweet peas then it would be – must do better! At the start of this year everything was going so well – they germinated, grew and looked strong. However, then I made a rooky mistake. I didn’t provide enough time to gradually expose them to the elements, plunging them from the warmth of my utility room window to the elements on…October 29, 2020
A bit of a different blog for me this week as I share with you how I go about bringing a little bit of my garden inside. If you’ve been following me for a while then you have most probably guessed I adore flowers, and as I spend more time out in my garden I’ve started to become intrigued with creating more designs in my home beyond bouquets. This week I had a go at…October 22, 2020
When we first moved to this cottage we knew that there was a tick list of items that we would need to buy to achieve our country idyll. Aga – tick. Logburner – tick. Large scrubbed pine table – tick (would prefer French oak refectory table but my our kitchen table has stuck by us for years so I couldn’t betray the poor love, especially not after a big move,…October 17, 2020
The garden is definitely going into hibernation mode, as whilst I’m pruning, I’m not getting the bounce back of new growth like you do in the Summer months. This week, I’m focusing on starting to clear my cut flower garden and plant in preparation for Spring. Out with the old and in with the new It’s getting close to having to lift my dahlias. You can buy fresh tubers every spring or use your own…October 15, 2020
Hi, welcome to My English Country Cottage, a blog inspired by my successful Instagram page.
I have been writing about our family life in our 400 year old thatched cottage in the middle of nowhere (delivery drivers words) for just over a year and am now braving the world of 'blog'.
I have spent the past seven years making our house a home and have put my experiences into writing about cosy country interiors filled with florals, old books, roaring fires, oak beams and squashy sofas.
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