By Karen Atwood @flowersandlifestylebymargot The darling dahlia, such a wonderful summer flower for borders and cut flower gardens. They provide so much colour and interest and with so many different varieties, I challenge anyone not to find one that they love. My favourite is cafe au lait but as my collection continues to grow, there are quite a few coming a close second. To lift or not to lift –…November 5, 2021
I appreciate that this is a little late to the party but so were my hydrangeas this year so it’s definitely not my fault! This is a super simple wreath that just relies upon glorious hydrangeas and a spot of foraging. You will need: Moss A copper wreath ring Florists wire Secateurs ( I bought some to copy @flowersandlifestylebymargot with my name on them!! – Copper Secateurs) Purple leaves –…October 31, 2021
This is entirely based on my fruit hating (yes – actual hate) son and Dame La Aga’s dramatical tendencies (don’t cook won’t cook…or just burn). Ingredients: 4 large cooking apples, 5 eaters peeled, cored and chunked (app 3cm not too big to be “real” (my son) and will cook quickly) 2 tbsp golden caster sugar then throw on Demerara sugar and Muscavado sugar – douse the apples! Ground cinnamon – to…October 28, 2021
It’s pumpkin season, so it felt right to use them in some way in my floral designs. There are so many varieties and colours but I opted for these mini white pumpkins. The beauty about this design is that you can adapt them in whatever way you wish, so making the design completely your own: Ingredients Hypericum Mellow Romance Bloom Carnation Antique Sanguisorba of Red Dream Astrantia Prin Ballerina Eucalyptus…October 22, 2021
As we head towards Halloween, I start to feel a real association with rich and vibrant colours – that only the month of October and the celebration of Halloween can bring. I find I use more accessories, with throws and candles being an absolute must. For this table setting I focused on my ever-growing love of our hedgerows, drawing inspiration from all the ferns that are starting to turn from…October 15, 2021
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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