Wool Week!

Operation Wool: The Third Edition

Last week, we completed our annual wool sourcing project Operation Wool, for the third year running, collecting a record breaking 20 tonnes of Herdwick wool from around Cumbria! That’s up four tonnes from last year! If you aren’t sure what Operation Wool is, let us explain… We need wool to create our bestselling chimney draught …

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National Allotment Day!

National Allotment Week is here!

Who knew National Allotment Week was even a thing? Well, we didn’t but anything that encourages people to get outside and garden, we are 100 % on board with! Allotments are a great way for people who don’t have outdoor space at home to become green-fingered and grow all sorts of fruit and vegetables. There …

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sheep wool insulation illustrated by a model of a house wrapped in a cosy red scarf and grey bobble hat

Sheep Wool Insulation

We’re delighted to add a range of excellent sheep wool insulation products to our range. Wool is a remarkable natural material with a range of properties depending on how you process it and where you apply it. Having wool around the home makes it a healthier and more enjoyable environment. Wool actually purifies the air. …

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Operation wool involves loading 16 tonnes of Herdwick wool using a forklift truck onto 4 lorries

Operation Wool Goes Large!

We have completed our second year of our wool sourcing project ‘Operation Wool’! We collected about 16 tonnes of Herdwick wool (yes you read that correctly – 16 TONNES) directly from Cumbrian farms which will be used to create our wonderful draught excluders over the next year. Last year was our first year of Operation …

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walnut tree ptoected by 25cm jute mulch mat

Mulch Mulch Mulch

The more I find out about it, the more I realise how widespread the benefits of mulch are, both for domestic gardeners and widescale horticulturalists, farmers and foresters. Studies of mulch in draught-prone countries have demonstrated how the water-saving properties of mulch improve crop growth and reduce herbicide use through natural weed suppression. It’s a …

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