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
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?
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
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
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
When a friend told me his disused moss-covered tennis court was about to be demolished I jumped at the chance to create a beautiful moss garden! Collecting moss can be frowned upon in the UK, but if you get the chance to save some then why not make your own moss garden? If you have … Read more How to make a moss garden
We all know that good things come in small packages but for some things, including life itself, length matters! There are over seventy species of ‘sunflower’ or Helianthus, and they sit within the much bigger plant family of Astereaceae, which includes Jerusalem Artichoke. Our specimen here stands at over two metres, whilst the tallest can … Read more Tall Is Beautiful!
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!