One of the things I love about June is seeing my roses in full bloom. I have a lot of roses in my main garden and next year I would like to dedicate a bed in the cutting garden to them. They are definitely one of my favourite flowers and I don’t think I’ve ever seen them as happy as they are this year. I think this is partly because they are becoming established (mine are now three…June 4, 2020
The article in Period Living Magazine (May 2020 with ME in it…well, ok,the house…) has made me think about what makes “Effortless rural style” (Period Living May 2020 about MEEEEE…the house). I was quoted as saying: ” ‘I wanted (to create) an English country homewith lots of textures, fabrics, rugs, thick curtains and comfy, sink-insofas.’ Thankfully they didn’t misquote me or force me to take them to court fordefamation of…June 4, 2020
Eat your greens! Well, kale to be more precise. My veg bed is bubbling over with greenliness (is that a word?! If not it should be) and the most delicious (and the only one ready more importantly) is the most nutritious of them all, curly kale. Kale is packed full of all sorts of nutrients, namely vitamins B, C, E and K. It is high in the vitamin B folate which gives…June 2, 2020
It’s a strange feeling once you’ve planted up your cut flower bed and you begin watching and waiting for them to bloom. The work doesn’t stop here though, as there are a few things you can do to give them the best possible start. Keep your small plants or seeds watered and fed. I water every day, either with a hose on a very gentle setting or with a watering can with a spray end. You need to be gentle as you…May 29, 2020
The weather is looking up and there appears to be no chance of a frost (all being well) on the horizon, so the time has come to plant up! Here’s my step by step guide on the all-important how-to. Preparing the soil – It’s so important that the soil is the right consistency. Make sure you dig, rake and remove any large stones. I then take an additional step of removing a thin layer…May 21, 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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