We interrupt this Blogging hiatus to boast about one of our dog 's being chosen to appear on the website of The Orchard Tearoom.
Jake the greyhound likes nothing better than going for a walk in an orchard and we rather like tea and cake so when we were asked if he'd like to appear on the website of a new tea room we jumped at the chance.
I mean who could resist afternoon tea in an orchard setting?
Love the idea of this bird box window box combination, one could say it kills two birds with one stone but maybe that isn't such an appropriate saying here. Anyway it's available to purchase from The Balcony Gardener in taupe or white for £95.
Amazing what can be done with an old pallet isn't it? At least I think they are made from a sawn off pallet to make a very simple set of hanging shelves, though I'm thinking that a bottom must have been put in each one so that does require a little woodworking skill.
Love the planting of this hanging basket, I have a string of pearls plant myself but of course it would never survive our British winters outside. You've probably guessed by now that I seem to have a thing about succulents.
I'm incredibly lucky because my family and I live in town but also work in an orchard growing apples, pears and plums. We're only a few miles from the sea so we get the very best of British Town, Country & Coastal Living.
We have dogs and cats, horses, ferrets, chickens and quail, a tortoise, a parrot and a jackdaw called Sparrow who was rescued from the orchard with a broken wing.
We have a lot of fun.
We're passionate about the British countryside, wildlife, gardening, antiques, animals, books, art, design,vintage, home, food, living (and trading) in an ethical and environmentally sustainable way.