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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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What a picture perfect little thatched cottage! It looks like it's straight out of a childrens story book!

Are you looking for your dream home? We have lots of helpful tips and stories from other ruralmums on our website - link in bio

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Happy Sunday!

It’s the weekend, time to relax and take a moment to drink in the warmth of this late summer weather.

Ruralmums has shameless potting shed envy. We can just imagine whiling away the hours drying seeds and taking cuttings, and perhaps, just perhaps enjoying a chilled glass of prosecco on that pretty table!

We’d love to hear what you’re doing in your garden this weekend.

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Lazy weekend vibes, does anyone else love this time of the year?
This field was full of oats a couple of days ago and as if by magic, overnight these beautiful round bales have appeared. 🌾

All week we have heard the combines late into the night working hard to harvest the crops. The end of harvest is within reach, and farmer’s and their families are breathing a sigh of relief.

When you hear those combines going late into the evening, it’s good to remember what a great job our farmers do.

Happy Saturday everyone! X

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Oh what a pretty espalier pear draping juicy warm fruits against this historic wall as if from a time gone by.

The sublime sophistication of an espalier pear tree. Surely there can be few things more attractive in a traditional country garden.

They’re fantastic if space is at a premium and in Autumn you can literally enjoy the fruits of your labour!

An espaliered tree is created by careful pruning and training along a wall, trellis or walkway. Apples and pears are commonly used to create this classic garden architecture and once established they require minimal maintenance.

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Oh sweet dahlias. Aren’t they just gorgeous!

No longer relegated to allotments - their renaissance is well deserved. Wonderful to see them upfront and taking centre stage, dancing divinely in gardens across the country.

The majority of dahlias don’t produce a scent to attract pollinators, but what they lack in perfume they more than make up for with their bright blousy colours, providing a great source of nectar late in the season. We’re not surprised that the dahlia was declared the national flower of Mexico in 1963.
What’s your favourite?

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Celebrate this beautiful day with sunshine and roses! 🌸

Anyone going to the RHS Wisley flower show?

This late-summer festival of everything fabulously floral is packed with magnificent displays, gardening inspiration, and simply sensational shopping.

Wisley is a special place and this week it will look even better than usual – if that’s even possible! It’s the flagship garden of the RHS and holds a special place in people’s hearts attracting around one million visitors each year.

So if you go dippy over dahlias or can’t resist a rose – Wisley is the place for you.



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Happy sunny Tuesday everyone! What a gorgeous day, even the sunflowers look like they are smiling! 🌼

We found this gorgeous field of sunflowers not far away from home. You would think you were in the French countryside!

Sunflowers make any day radiate with joyfulness

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Hurray for honey! This wistful hive at Eastern Walled Gardens is nestled amongst the Cottage Garden.
It’s definitely a five star establishment, as painting a hive white can help your little friends stay a comfortable temperature during the warm summer months.
In September busy Beekeepers need to check that there’s sufficient stores to see their hives through the winter. Sugar syrup and fondant icing seem to be their amber nectar!
This is a WBC Hive - invented by William Broughton Carr in 1890 and it’s double-walled, to help keep the bees cosy over winter.

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Has anyone started making chutney? We’re just loving our home made chutney at Ruralmums HQ! Jars packed full of glorious syrupy goodness, celebrating the bounty of the veg patch harvest.
Simply served with bread and cheese, it’s a festival of Autumn on a plate.

With some pretty fabric and a label, these jars are the perfect gift. If you fancy making some, we’ve shared our tomato chutney recipe on our website - link in bio.

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It’s baling time! 🌾 The combines have been so busy this week harvesting and the fields are full of beautiful bales. What is it about these gentle giants we love? They seem to evoke memories of a time gone by as they rest quietly around the fields socially distanced from one another and through a child’s eye they are an adventure playground with endless fun!

Does anyone remember playing on these as a child?

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Feel Good Friday! Who loves Dalias? This gorgeous bloom was spotted at Eastern Walled Gardens and is bringing us joy 🌸 Dalias were once seen as old fashioned but they’re back in vogue flaunting themselves frivolously in flower beds across the country - do you have a favourite? Read September in the Blackberry Garden on our website - Link in bio #dalias #cottagecore #cottagegarden #flowers #pink #flowers🌸 #countryliving #chelseaflowershow #daysout @ewgardens #gardening #cuttinggarden ...

This gorgeous pink rose is for all of you lovelies who share our disappointment that the Burghley Horse Trials are not taking place this year.

This world class equestrian event is a key date in the social calendar and attracts visitors from across the globe to the stunning Burghley House, close to Stamford, Lincolnshire. The shopping experience is really out of this world, with so many independents and great brands showcasing their goods in a picture perfect setting.

Fear not, tickets for September 2022 will be on sale from April 2022.

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Windfall Wednesday in the Ruralmums garden! 🍎Our beautiful espalier apple trees are bringing us joy on this cold first of September morning. We can’t wait to start making chutney and apple crumble. #cottagecore #apples #espalier #autumn #cottagegarden #cottagestyle #england #september #ruralmums #garden #fruit #vegan #vegetarian #sustainable #trees ...

We're definitely in back-to-school mode here at Ruralmums! With the start of the new school term upon us, it's the time when purchases are being made, and Mums everywhere are sewing (or ironing!) labels into new school uniform. It may be a bit big but they'll definitely 'grow into it!'

We're passionate about supporting local businesses and shopping in your local town is a great way to do this. Independent shoe shops really benefit at this time of year, they give great personal service and often offer a great range of brands to choose from.

We'd love to hear if you're prepared for the return to school!

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A slow start to bank holiday Sunday with a scrumptious breakfast in the veg patch! Surrounded by pretty flowering leeks, red and green tomatoes, fragrant sweet peas and courgettes! How are you spending your bank holiday?

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Happy Bank Holiday everyone! If you’re looking for somewhere to go Creak Abbey in Norfolk has it all! There are ruins of an Abbey dating back to the 13th century to explore, a lovely cafe, gorgeous independent shops and an airy food hall where you can buy locally grown fruit and veg and Artisan produce. Have a lovely weekend wherever you are. #bankholiday #norfolk #creakabbey @creakeabbey @countrylife #daysout #weekend #england #englishstyle ...

We love love love cushions at Ruralmums HQ and we’re really excited to share that the lovely Ellen from stylish homewares store @rhubarbandhare, has written her latest article for our website. Ellen gives five tips to think about when choosing cushions for your home.
Every gorgeous item on the @rhubarbandhare shop has been hand made by amazingly talented and creative individuals! 🌸 See the link in our bio. #cushions #independentshop #independents #shoplocal #danishdesign #interiors #cushionscover #interiordesigns #countrycottage #cottagecore #blueandwhite #countryhome
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What a wonderful combination, fragrant sweet peas from the cottage garden and homemade Victoria sponge! To celebrate our latest article featuring the fabulous WI, we sought out their traditional Victoria sponge recipe and gave it a go. 🍰

We added freshly whipped cream and seasonal berries to make it extra special. It was simply scrumptious!

The Victoria Sponge has an incredible history. Some would say that the name should really be the Royal Victoria Sponge, as Queen Victoria herself was said to enjoy a slice of the delicious cake with her afternoon tea.

There is much discussion around the ingredients, filling and decoration of the Victoria sponge. The classic cake is created using a mix of sugar, butter, eggs and flour, and in modern times the addition of baking powder.

We're raspberry jam lovers - what's your favourite filling?

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