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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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Glorious Tuesday! ☀️

Such a beautiful day today - leaf clearing in the sunshine is definitely recommended.

Is it sunny where you are?

#sunnyday #happylife #countryliving #autumn #autumnleaves #trees #appletree #espalier #cottagecore #cottage #cottagestyle
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What a fabulous Autumn we’re having! 🍁

Enjoying all the spectacular colour this mild weather is bringing. A good weekend for a walk in the forest rustling through the leaves.

What’s everyone up to?

Have a lovely weekend 🧡

#Autumn #weekend #walk #countryside #village #window #cottagecore #warmemorial #
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A day to remember. ♥️

Let’s not forget the sacrifices made by so many, in conflicts around the world. Lest we forget ♥️

Picture taken in the RM garden earlier in the year.

#remembranceday #armistice #peace #hope #poppies #love #remember #twominutesilence
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Hurray, it’s National Pudding Day today! 🍰

Who doesn’t like to have their cake and eat it! We love a home baked pudding here at ruralmums HQ and you can find the cakes and puddings featured in this picture on our Ruralmums website - see the link in our bio.

What’s your favourite pudding?

#cake #cakesofinstagram #cakes #cakedecorating #homade #homadecake #countrylivinguk #countryliving #countrykitchen #countryrecipes #recipes #cakerecipes #apples #applecake #coffeandwalnutcake #walnuts #cottagecore #alfresco
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Just loving these gorgeous days we’ve been having, with blue skies and frosty mornings. The colours and shades of Autumn in the garden are so beautiful at the moment and the crab apple looks stunning. Leaving nature to do it’s job and hopefully the seeds will be bedding in nicely for next year.

Go to the link in our bio to read about November in the @blackberrygarden.
Thank you to the lovely Alison Levey, award winning garden blogger.

We’re off to the village bonfire and fireworks display tonight so hope the rain stays away.

Have a lovely weekend everyone! 🍁🍂

#autumn #cottagegarden #cottagecore #November #bonfirenight #community #crabapples #freefood #sustainable #seed #natural #wild #rewild
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Chilly Tuesday!

We’ve had our first frosty morning! So stunning with the sun rising over the whitened fields.

Do you love the frosty mornings too?

#frost #countryside #cottagecore #horseriding #horse #countrylane #countrywalks #walking #happy #tuesday #cold #autumn
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Sunny Saturday!

Making pumpkin lanterns today ready for the village Halloween trail later. 🦇
Lots of trick or treating to come!

Are you doing Halloween?

#haloween #gourds #pumpkins #sunnyday #outdoors #relax #chill #wine #growyourown #garden #vegpatch #kitchengarden
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Protect your local hedgerows! 🐝

Apart from looking fabulous, hedgerows are an extremely valuable habitat for wildlife as well as providing a natural boundary for farmers fields. Many species of bird depend on the hedgerows for shelter and food. As we all become more aware of the importance of looking after wildlife and the bio diverse environments which surround us - it’s good to remember the circle of life that goes on inside and outside these wonderful precious natural environments. 💚

Happy hedgerow Tuesday.

#bees #hedgerow #wildflowers #birds #berries #wildberries #seeds #nature #natural #naturalbeauty #farming #conservation #trees
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Tidying and moving plants around the garden day today.

There are so many windfall apples - delicious for making chutney!

What is everyone up to today?

#apples #gardening #cottagegarden #ruralmums #rural #appletree #orchard #chutney #countrylife #autumnvibes #autumnrecipes #autumn
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Feel cosy Friday!

Oh lovely Autumn. Cosy blankets by the fire, the smell of woodsmoke in the air, fragrant candles and crumbles bubbling away in the Aga. 🍁

Pop the kettle on and read how Ellen from Rhubarb & Hare adores Autumn and how she cozies up her home with wild berries from the hedgerow and candles, like this Pumpkin Spice one featured from Ethel&Co - small kind things you can do for yourself

Go to the link in our bio to read the article.

Independent homewares store, @rhubarbandhare, curate some of the loveliest products from UK makers and small businesses.

#autumn #cosy #pumpkin #cottagecore #candles #independentbusiness #ukmakers #uk #home #shoplocal #shopindependents #halloween
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What a funky bunch!

More magnificent giant pumpkins, squashes and gourds spotted at Kew Gardens - so many different shapes and sizes! 🎃

Happy Wednesday lovelies x

#pumpkins #squashes #gourd #gourds #kewgardens #veganfood #vegetarian #veg #giantpumpkin #colourfulfood #kitchengarden #halloween #october @kewgardens #growyourownfood #food #farming #autumn #countryside
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Getting ready for Halloween at Holkham Walled Garden with pumpkins and gourds galore! 🎃

Happy Monday everyone!

#pumpkin @holkham_walled_garden #autumn @holkhamestate @holkham_woodland @holkham_farming @holkham #norfolk #countrylife #halloween #squash #greenhouse #food #growyourownfood #vegpatch #allotmentlife #gourds #gourdart #vegetables
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We gave our lovely friends @tlabteam some cosmos we grew from seed a few months ago and they just keep on blooming! 🌸

Have a lovely weekend!

#countrygarden #cosmos #cosmosflower #countrygarden #cottagegarden #pink #autumn #october #britishmade #independents #clothes #tshirts
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It's time to go brambling!

One of the pleasures of living in the countryside is being able to pick blackberries and make an apple and blackberry crumble for tea, that's if you don't eat them all before you get home. The apple adds another layer of deliciousness and it makes the blackberries stretch further.
A bowl or a basin or a plastic container of some kind (an empty sandwich box after you've had a picnic) is ideal to put them in.

In many places brambles are fruiting now although it will be a bit later as you go further north. In some lucky places they have been fruiting for a few weeks.

It’s best to go brambling when the sun is on the fruit and then the sun will be on you and you’ll feel warm and relaxed and at one with nature. 🥰

Happy Saturday!

#plums #foraging #foodforfree #fruit #harvest #eatlocal #seasonal #favouritefruit #jam #gardening #growyourownfood #hedgerows #gardeners #gardenersofinstagram #preserves #fruitpicking #countryliving #countrygarden #orchard #rurallife #homemade @hughfearnleywhittingstall #cottagecore #autumn #allotment
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The squirrel has left us a basket of walnuts! 🐿️

Actually we had to knock these ones off in the rain with a broomstick before the squirrels got to the last basket full!
Our walnut tree was absolutely heaving a couple of weeks ago, but the squirrels have been munching and crunching their way through it. You have to wait for the skins to split on the outer shell before they are ready to harvest, then if they don't fall off naturally, you can knock them off or shake the branches - but you have to be quick before the pesky squirrel gets them.

Happy Thursday!

#walnuts #walnuttree #autumn #harvest #sweetpeas #homegrown
#tree #trees #growyourown #walnutrecipes #sweetpeas #flowers #pickyourown #pickinggarden #countrygarden #cottagegarden #cottagecore #food #garden
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Welcome to the wonderfully wild world of Seedball!

Meet, Ana and Emily, two truly inspirational mums with a passion for conservation that has inspired a wildlife gardening revolution.
With up to 100 seeds in each one, a Seedball is a like a mini explosion of wildflower wonder. - simply scatter on soil and sit back and let nature do the rest. Read the article about this award winning product and receive a 10% discount code, follow the link in our bio.

Autumn is the best time to sow wildflower seed – so why not grow a little wild today!

#wildflowers #autumngardening #cowslip #springflowers #gardening #garden #flowers #flower #October #seeds #wildflower #flowersforbees #plantsforpollinators #meadow #perennials @seed_ball #rewilding #cottagegarden #gardensafari #walking #naturelove #natureheals #autumnwalk #woods #daisies #cornflower #autumnsewing #planting
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Let the Autumn sun warm your soul!🍁

Award winning blogger Alison from the Blackberry Garden shares her thoughts on breathing in the seasonal air and making the most of this weather. Why not get some gardening inspiration before the garden goes to sleep for the winter.
Follow the link in our bio to read the article

Happy Monday!!

#countryliving #garden #gardening #gardenlife #flowers #gardens #gardening #gardenlovers #gardenlife #countryside #nature #flowers #autumn #gardenstyle #gardenstagram #englishgardens #countrygardens #country #cottagegarden #rewilding #japaneseanenomes #englishgarden #endofthesummer #Bees #cottagecore #wild #rewilding
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It’s World Mental Health Day and time to value the little things.

With the hectic pace of modern living it’s easy to forget the ordinary magic that ripples through our lives. Stop for a moment and listen to the wind in the trees and feel the warmth of the sun on your face. Remember that a kind word from a friend can make a whole world of difference.

What one thing can you do today?

#worldmentalhealthday #wmhd #wmhd2021 #worldmentalhealthday2021 #mind #mindmentalhealthcharity #bekind @youngmindsuk @mindcharity #helloyellow #mentalhealthawareness #anxietyawareness #mentalhealthmatters #staypositive #staystrong #selflove #selfcare #depressionhelp #depression
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