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To celebrate our launch we asked our culinary expert Karen Burns-Booth from Lavender and Lovage to suggest a suitable showstopper! We're absolutely delighted with the beautiful spring gateau-type cake that uses seasonal elderflowers and simple to make edible flowers.

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Success stories from the fields

Little hidden discoveries from around the countryside

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The Japanese Anemone or Queen Charlotte looking splendid in the ruralmums garden.🌸

August is always the month when the garden needs most attention and it happens to coincide with going away on holiday too! Read Alison Levey's 'August in the Blackberry Garden' - link in bio
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Spotted this magnificent blue hydrangea in a Cornish Cove - if you’re back from your holidays and feeling a little blue we hope it cheers you up! And if your holiday wasn’t enough and you’re thinking of making the move to the country - see the link in our bio. #cornwall #ruralmums #rural #ruralife #cottagecore #holidays #hydrangea #blue #countrylife #uk #greatbritain🇬🇧 #countrycottage #cottagecore #gardening ...

Who’s messing around in the water today? If you live near a river or the sea, paddleboarding with your family is great fun and very relaxing. It has become very popular over the last couple of years and you can buy inflatable paddle boards that easily store away when you’re not using them. Read one ruralmums experience of paddleboarding with her family and recommendations on the best inflatable paddle boards to buy - link in bio. #paddleboarding #outdoors #outdoorliving #paddleboardinguk #river #paddleboardingadventures #nature #family #outdoorfamily #adventure ...

The ultimate glam camping kitchen! Spotted on a campsite in Cornwall. Cheerful @emma_bridgewater polka dot pots and pans, beautiful floral bunting and NealsYard hand wash! Just what you need to come home to after a hard day on the beach! 🏖What special things do you like to take camping? Check out our camping article at ruralmums.com #camping #glamping #glam #glampinguk #glamcamping #tent #outdoors #uk #cottagecore #adventure #adventures #holiday #summer #summervibes #emmabridgewater #emmabridgewatermug #nealsyard #nealsyardremedies #bunting ...

Happy Thursday! Who's heading to the beach today?
This very British beach hut was spotted at Wells-next-Sea in Norfolk.

It's a fabulous walk along the beach from Holkham to Wells, with big skies and a seemingly never ending beach, lots of space for children to run around and plenty of fresh air. It's dog friendly too! We have had many happy days with our families on these beaches, perfect for unwinding.

Behind the beach there is a beautiful forest to explore with rope swings and a forest trail which takes you from Holkham to Wells.

Visit our website for more information - link in bio

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To camp or not to camp?
It can be a bit of a strain getting packed and making sure you have everything you need for a family camping trip, but when you wake up in a field with the birds singing and the sun shining there is nothing better!

7 reasons why camping is good for you from @xpfreedomuk

Your brain will love the green space.
You get more exercise.
You sleep better.
You reset your body clock.
You enjoy the benefits of being in the moment.
You have more exposure to vitamin D
It increases your social time.

We’re really lucky in the UK as we are well provided for with thousands of campsites and there really is something for everyone.

Read a ruralmums experience of camping with her family and tips on what tent to buy on ruralmums.com - link in our bio.
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Are you suffering from Hay fever?

The Hedgerows and fields look so pretty at the moment full of wild flowers and beautiful grasses, but if you suffer from Hay fever it can be a difficult time.

A few facts from the Met Office website:

1. Hay fever effects 1 in 5 people and can be debilitating in the summer months.

2. Alcohol can make the effects of hay fever worse as it contains histamine the chemical that sets off allergy symptoms in the body.

3. Rain can raise the pollen count if it's followed by a period of dry weather

You can read one ruralmums experience of Hay fever and tips on how she battled it on our website - link in bio.

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Happy Monday! If you're looking for something easy and delicious to make, we love a no bake cheesecake with fresh cherry compote!

The cherry season is very short, only 4 weeks, so you’ll have to be quick to pick them before the birds do! Alternatively look out for home-grown British cherries and support local growers. For our easy recipe go to the link in our bio. 🍒
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Ohhh the pretty hollyhock, one of our favorites in the cottage garden! These two stylish beauties have reseeded themselves in a sunny spot outside the garden shed! 🌺 #countrystyle #hollyhocks #cottagegardening #mumlife #mumlifestyle #countrymum #cottagecore #wildyourgarden #wildflowers ...

Hello lovelies!
We are delighted to ‘officially’ be launching our new online community and lifestyle website www.ruralmums.com

With more people upping sticks and moving to the countryside, Ruralmums is an exciting new online platform for country-minded women to share the good life - from staycation camping to finding your country home, we've got it covered.

We are two working mums supported by an amazing team of contributors. Check us out and join our community at www.ruralmums.com, don't forget to bring your wellies! 🐏 Read more…link in our bio.
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How is your veg patch? Are you reaping the fruits of your labours? The Cottage veg patch is in full swing and is bringing us joy! it’s so lovely to go into the garden and pick your own homegrown food for dinner! We’ve tried to be a little more relaxed leaving some of the leeks to flower and mixing everything up in one of the beds, this includes broad beans, endamame beans, tomatoes courgettes and sweet peas for a little bit of colour and prettiness. It looks a little wild though and not sure if this is good or bad for the plants? #cottagecore #vegpatch #grow #growyourownfood #vegetables #wildgardenstyle #wild #wildgardens #wildlifegarden #wildlife-gardening #beefriendly #beefriendlygarden #beefriendlyflowers #foxglove #mygarden #mum #mumlife #mygardentoday #cottagegarden #cottagegardens #cottagegardening #poppies #cottagecore @the_rhs @themontydon ...

School’s out for summer and the sun is shining! What’s everyone doing in the heatwave this weekend? So lovely to be outside and there is nothing better than holidaying in the UK when the weather is hot and sunny. 😎 #campinglife #camping #alfrescodining #outdoorliving #eatingoutdoors #countryliving #family #holidays #happy #friday #cornwallcoast #cornwall ...

Introducing the lovely @myenglishcountrycottage who’s delightful thatched cottage and magnificent countrycore can only be what dreams are made of! We are more than pleased that Rebecca will be writing about all things stylish over on our website and we can’t wait to get an insight into how @myenglishcountrycottage creates her beautiful quintessential English cottage interior and decor. Follow the link in our bio to read about how Rebecca uses @dressfordinnertablescapes to create the most gorgeous tablescape using their handpicked linens, glasses, vases, plates, placemats, tablecloth’s and candlesticks. Best of all, if you don’t have the time or energy to pick out the items yourself you can choose from one of their Boxed Tablescapes which contain everything you could ever need! #cottagecore #tablescaping #countrylife #countrystyle #tablesetting #beautifulinteriors @burleighpottery @zoeglencross @thewhitecompany @susiewatsondesigns @dressfordinnertablescapes #countrykitchen#cottagegardening #mumlife #mumlifestyle #countrymum ...

Monday morning fresh start to the week! Do you have a little wild corner in your garden? #rewilding #cottagecore #cottagecoreaesthetic #countrygarden #wildgardens #cottagegarden #monday #freshstart #upcycle #wildflower #organic #organicgardening ...

!!WEEKEND WIN!! To celebrate the launch of our new website, we are giving away a 50ml bottle of Jo by Jo Loves, part of the new fragrance collection from Jo Malone🌸 For the chance to win, simply 1. follow and like us on Instagram. 2. Share this post on your story. 3. Register as a member on www. Ruralmums.com. Competition entries close midnight 25th August 2021. 🌸 #competition #competitiontime #competitionuk #rural #ruralife #ruralliving #ruralmums #cottage #jomalone #joloves #cottagecore ...

Sunny Saturday! Thank you to all our lovely new followers! 🥰 A beautiful foxglove planted as a seedling from Chelsea, bringing us joy. Have a great weekend everyone x🌼 #rhschelsea #wildgardenstyle #wild #wildgardens #wildlifegarden #wildlife-gardening #beefriendly #beefriendlygarden #beefriendlyflowers #foxglove #mygarden #mum #mumlife #mygardentoday #cottagegarden #cottagegardens #cottagegardening #poppies #cottagecore @the_rhs @themontydon ...

To rewild or not to rewild? The front garden has exploded with colour, lots of lavender, daisies, blue geraniums and yellow scabious, but feeling slightly anxious about how to keep the look without the weeds taking over, any tips? 🌼 #wildgardenstyle #wild #wildgardens #wildlifegarden #wildlifegardening #beefriendly #beefriendlygarden #beefriendlyflowers #geranium #lavender #scabious #daisy #mygarden #mum #mumlife #mygardentoday @zoetheball #cottagegarden #cottagegardens #cottagegardening #poppies #cottagecore @themontydon ...

The hedgerows are looking pretty with the delicate Wild Rose or Dog Rose also known as Wild Briar. The lovely pale pink and white flowers will turn into berry-like rose hips in autumn, very popular with the birds! 🌸 Fast growing, it can be used in gardens as a hedge to help stop intruders and protect wildlife. #wildlife #nature #naturalgarden #hedgrow #cottagegarden #cottagecore #countrylife #countryliving #rewilding #rewildingbritain # ...

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