Making no exception this year we held another charity auction event in support of Devon Air Ambulance, thank you to all those attended and helped on the day. This year we raised £3043.00 for an amazing service.Read More »
Making no exception this year we held another charity auction event in support of Devon Air Ambulanc...
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DD have now made thier own Hammock Underblanket which is compact, lightweight, easy to set-up and suitable for use in temperatures down to -5C. For those who are new to Underblankets – they are regarded by many hammockers as the best form of hammock insulation in colder weather. The Underblanket hangs below your hammock and when fitted well (easy to do) creates a ...Read More »
The DD XL Tarp is the same construction as the very popular regular Tarp but it is 50% bigger making it ideal as a group shelter or to give you that little bit more versatility. It is a great size at 4.5m x 3m (approx. 15′ x 10′) making it a very useable shelter. It is ultra light but tough and has ...Read More »
This is a new model for DD and is the same as the very popular DD Travel Hammock except this version has a very comfortable highly breathable polyester base. This means you can’t use it as ground shelter but makes it more comfortable in hotter climates. It comes with 2 zips, one either side of the mosquito net, allowing quick entry or ...Read More »
Common hawthorn is a deciduous tree native in the UK and across Europe. Common name: common hawthorn, hawthorn Scientific name: Crataegus monogyna Family: Rosaceae UK provenance: native Interesting fact: also known as the May-tree, due to its flowering period, it is the only British plant named after the month in which it blooms. What does hawthorn look like? Overview: mature trees can reach a height of 15m ...Read More »
Large-leaved lime is the rarest of our native limes and is only subtly different from small-leaved lime. Common name: large-leaved lime Scientific name: Tilia platyphyllos Family: Malvaceae UK provenance: native Interesting fact: during the war lime blossom was used to make a soothing tea. What does large-leaved lime look like? Overview: the bark is darker than that of small-leaved lime, and smooth, developing flaky plates with age. ...Read More »
Yew is an evergreen conifer native to the UK, Europe and North Africa. Common name: yew Scientific name: Taxus baccata Family: Taxaceae UK provenance: native Interesting fact: Taxus baccata can reach 400 to 600 years of age. Ten yew trees in Britain are believed to predate the 10th century. What does yew look like? Overview: mature trees can grow to 20m. The bark is reddish-brown with purple ...Read More »
White willow is a deciduous broadleaf tree native to the UK and Europe, through to western and central Asia. Common name: white willow Scientific name: Salix alba Family: Salicaceae UK provenance: native Interesting fact: the cricket bat willow is a hybrid of the white willow and crack willow. As its names suggests, it is used to make cricket bats. What does white willow look like? ...Read More »
Common osier is a species of willow and is a deciduous broadleaf tree native to the UK, Europe and western Asia. Common name: osier, common osier, basket willow Scientific name: Salix viminalis Family: Salicaceae UK provenance: native Interesting fact: more than 60 different kinds of osier hybrids and cultivated varieties are grown in Britain for the basket-making industry. What does osier look like? Overview: mature trees ...Read More »
Grey willow is very similar to goat willow, with which it often hybridises. It is also known as common sallow. Common name: grey willow Scientific name: Salix cinerea subsp. oleifolia Family: Salicaceae UK provenance: native Interesting fact: grey willow and other broader-leafed species of willow (including goat willow) are sometimes referred to as ‘sallows’. Goat willow is known as ‘great sallow’ and grey willow ...Read More »