National Trust for Scotland stocking Walk Mill Botanics

National Trust for Scotland stocking Walk Mill Botanics

Scotland holds a special place in my heart. My Mother has lived on the inner Hebridean island of Islay for over 25 years, we have a cottage on Islay and my products are now made by a social enterprise based in Scotland. So, I was delighted when the National Trust for Scotland became our latest […]

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New Stockist – Moseley Old Hall

New Stockist – Moseley Old Hall

I’m absolutely delighted to tell you about our latest National Trust stockist. Moseley Old Hall is an Elizabethan farm house in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands and is where King Charles II hid here from Cromwell’s troops after he fled the Battle of Worcester. It is a wonderful day out if you love visiting historic gardens. […]

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What comes to mind when I say “Mindfulness meditation”?

What comes to mind when I say “Mindfulness meditation”?

Saffron clad monks sitting cross legged chanting, or wandering around your garden enjoying the sights, sounds and smells? There are lots of ways to practice mindfulness So what is mindfulness? Mindfulness is about focussing on the present moment. It is not about switching off your thoughts; that just won’t happen it’s more about noticing them, […]

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Microbeads to be “scrubbed” from ingredient lists

Microbeads to be “scrubbed” from ingredient lists

The UK government has recently announced a ban on the sale of products containing microbeads by 2017, so too has the US. So what are microbeads? … tiny plastic beads added to face and body scrubs as an exfoliant. If your ingredient list includes polyethylene or polypropylene then chances are these little plastic balls are cleaning up […]

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How the Stafford Garden Angels overcome common gardeners skin problems

How the Stafford Garden Angels overcome common gardeners skin problems

As gardeners we have: Sore hands, rough skin, blisters on our palms, stings and cuts, brittle nails, hands that are chapped in the winter and hot and sweaty in the summer if we wear gloves, so we ditch the gloves. Dry hands with constant washing and hands exposed to the elements Dirt in and around […]

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