Dartmoor Farmhouse B & B
Two sunny rooms available in friendly farmhouse on Dartmoor, near Chagford, surrounded by beautiful wild flower meadows, woodland and high moorland. Close to the ancient sites of Scorhill Stone Circle, Grey Wethers, an Iron Age Pound, stone rows, standing stones and numerous Bronze Age hut circles.
Photo: The Coach House
Herbs are propogated using either organic seed or from cuttings from organic plants. The herbs are grown in organic compost in pots designed by myself, called Shoddy Pots.
They are raised on a Dartmoor Hill farm avoiding all use of herbicides or pesticides.
Mainly Herbeacous Perrenials, biennuals and plants for bees.
Photo: Variegated Lemon Balm and Lady's Mantle in garden
Shoddy Pots are made of organic wool from my own sheep. The pots are felted and are designed to be planted as one with the herb.The pot gradually breaks down in the soil. The wool itself contains nitrogen and other trace elements which are released slowly over time to feed the plant. The roots eventually grow through the wool, so the plants avoid getting root bound and are not disturbed in the planting process. Wool retains water, up to 30% of it's own weight, which reduces the need for watering.
Photo: Pot in process of felting, with Sage, Lemon Balm and Fennel.
Felt hats, hangings and decorations
I also design and make a range of hats, picture hangings, banners and Christmas decorations. A selection is available for sale from this site.
Photo: Felt hanging inspired by The White Horse, Wiltshire