If you don’t like socks and sandals stop looking at my feet

If you have ever laughed, joked or criticised someone for wearing socks and sandals then I urge you to have a word with yourself. Why is it that among all the things you don’t like, you feel it OK to police this one? You despise 95% cocoa chocolate, extra-large cars and rudeness, so why do … Read more If you don’t like socks and sandals stop looking at my feet

Patience, patience… how long does it take tree seeds to germinate?

I bought a pack of mixed conifer seeds from Chiltern Seeds, always a favourite company of mine, and they come in a large packet containing literally hundreds of seeds – enough to reforest the whole of Devon, I’m sure. There’s a technique involved in successful germination of tree seeds called stratification, those who use it … Read more Patience, patience… how long does it take tree seeds to germinate?

The bright side of Brexit – cheap British exports

bright red coach photoshopped to look like Brexit bus, says hey europe, do you mind if we pay in installments? £350 million a week?

Brexit means cheap British exports, and that includes sheepskins. Here at Dartmoor Sheepskins we try to look at the bright side of life, a quick look at our explosively colourful range of natural dyes and I’m sure you’ll see what we mean. Can we talk about Brexit? I won’t lie to you, it’s been difficult … Read more The bright side of Brexit – cheap British exports

The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom

Open your heart up to the colours of our vivid mimosa, our warming marigold and our strong natural indigo. Open up your mind to the potential of natural dyes – sometimes life tells us that things are ready to change. A favourite dress (and a favourite light coloured top) were ruined in the washing machine, … Read more The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom

Have a go at grafting hyacinth bulbs | Darwin would be proud

I have a dim memory from childhood that bulbs, particularly hyacinth bulbs, can be grafted together. If it really IS possible you’d have thought there would be more about grafting bulbs online… alas, a search turns up very little. Cut two different colour hyacinth bulbs in half Join them together Tape them up Plant them … Read more Have a go at grafting hyacinth bulbs | Darwin would be proud

Increased range of digital currencies now accepted!

Within the last two years Bitcoin has increased in price by over £3000 and public awareness is threatening to move beyond the stage where folk’s eyes glaze over. As such, we are chuffed to beans to have increased the range of digital currencies we accept as payment for any of our products – simply select … Read more Increased range of digital currencies now accepted!