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DD Hammocks Under Blanket

    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 ...

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DD XL Tarp Basha – 4.5m x 3m

    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 ...

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DD Hammock – Frontline Model

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 ...

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Common Hawthorn – Crataegus Monogyna

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 ...

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Large Leaved Lime – Tillia Platyphyllos

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. ...

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Yew – Taxus Baccata

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 ...

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White Willow – Salix Alba

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? ...

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Osier Willow – Salix Viminalis

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 ...

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Grey Willow – Salix Cinerea subsp Oleifolia

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 ...

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