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Perennial Kale Cuttings

Daubentons kale cuttings for sale
Daubentons Kale perennial nutritious food : all year around healthy nutrition packed delicious greens .. such an easy plant to care for.

Support Kintaline : Plants : Daubentons Kale

Spring 2020 

I have a few Daubentons Perennial Kale Cuttings for sale.
These will be freshly taken and prepared, wrapped in moist moss, bagged and posted to you early in the week.
Unwrap immediately on receipt and plant as deep as possible into a pot of compost, and water well, a good 2/3 in the soil is best.

Our Daubentons Perennial kale, once established, has provided us with plenty of great kale all year around for years.
It is tasty and wonderfully nutritious.

Each cutting is £2.25 plus postage (or collect from the farm)

Daubentons kale cuttings for sale
Daubentons Kale cuttings – pop them into moist compost, with a little care they will root in a few months to grow on to the most delicious perennnial kale plants.

Free range pork

Free range pork : fresh in today (31st March)

Delighted to see our scrummy free range pork back from Mull today. All for sale, limited joints, lots of sausages, bacon back next week.
Fill your freezers .. <g>

Contact for collection /local delivery arrangements. Please share with friends and family.

These 2 were locally born and raised with us all winter helping to clear different areas of ground around the farm. Happy, healthy lovely girls made wonderful meat.
● Joints       ○ Sausages
● Chops      ○ Bacon
● Steaks      ● Ribs

Beautiful and vital early blooms

Another blossom in full bloom.. so important to have flowers all year around, for our insects, this is especially important for the native mason bees. With the weather getting milder, it’s wonderful to know there is a ready source of food for early emergents.
#flowersofinstagram #shrubsofinstagram #pieris #pollinators #masonbees #beesofinstagram #farmingwithnature #naturefriendlyfarming #kintaline

Pieris blooms in February

Sowing preparations for the coming season

Storm Brendan might still be howling around having kept us all awake all night but looking forward to the coming growing season makes everything worth while. This “half tunnel” was made up using old tunnel hoops against a building to create an easy working space. The tables are sand covered in thick coffee that worms love but slugs don’t! It could be tidier !! and all our equipment is very ancient .. root trainers are wonderful for the broad beans and early peas and these are at least 20 years old !!

January pollinators

What do we have around for any bees out in the increasingly mild month of January?

So far it’s been really wet here on the west, but very little snow around us.

In between the showers there are likely to be winter insects, even bees, out and about.

What do we have flowering for them?

Mahonia, Gorse, Ivy, Periwinkle, Hellebores, Snowdrops

There is strong growth on the other early bulbs, and plans to take lots of cuttings so that the Mahonia can be spread into hedge rows across the farm. The flowers and berries are edible too.

Beeswax wraps 2020

Support Kintaline = In the difficult circumstances that the coronavirus has brought to us, I am looking at what I can sell to help to pay the bills here at Kintaline. June 2020- Coronavirus update : The FEEDSTORE is still openfor wild bird feed, poultry feed and bedding, dog, horse, pig, sheep feeds – please contact us before coming, respect our safety arrangements, payment by BACS / Card, and please order in advance to keep your livestock supplied. We can arrange delivery if that helpsFree range eggs at the farm gate, hutch fittings and money pot being disinfected regularly. Free range pork we just have a few packs of sausage, bacon, mince left – we will make careful arrangements for buyers : Beeswax wraps and a few plants available from the farm or mail order. As timber supplies re-establish, the manufacture and delivery of Henhouses is beginning again. As the Covid movement restrictions relax a little and we can move about more in our local area, if you are visiting a loved one whose grave you would have normally visited in this time, we can make up one of our lovely all natural foliage wreaths to take with you.
Love giving vintage fabrics a new purpose : .
Each of these are 100% cotton and can be used many many times before they can be put on the compost heap.
The common sizes are approximately 30 x 30 for £7 : 25 x 25 for £5 :
Using vintage fabrics, I choose sizes that creates zero waste so most designs are in a mix of sizes, and some only one size, whatever makes the best use of the design or the cloth.

Some of these are available into the Made In Argyll shop in Oban on the pier. They are also available direct from the farm, including mail order. There is a paypal button beside each pattern. I will refund excess postage for multiple purchases.

Make 2020 the year we ditch the single use plastic, care for our planet, and these are such a lovely way to take a simple step.

Sales to the United Kingdom only at this time. Many thanks

Green floral design on cream beeswax wrapGreen Foliage design on cream background Beeswax wraps


dark blue fruits bees wax wrapFruits on dark blue background beeswax wrap in a variety of sizes


Apricot Dragonflies bees wax wrap Apricot Dragonflies beeswax wrap in a variety of sizes


red milk bottles beeswax wrapRed Milk Bottles beeswax wraps


Bold apricot green peach blue flower pattern beeswax wrap


bold apricot green white flower beeswax wrapOrange bold pattern White flower Beeswax wrap


geometric blue pink whiteGeometric blue pink white beeswax wrap


Fawn grey white flowers  beeswax wrapFawn grey white flowers beeswax wrap


Brown birds foliage beeswax wrapBrown birds foliage beeswax wrap


Birds foliage green background beeswax wrapBirds foliage green background beeswax wrap


Burgundy green presents beeswax wrapsBurgundy green presents beeswax wraps


flowers on white background beeswax wrapFlowers on white background Beeswax wraps


browns greens landscape dots beeswax wrapsBrowns Greens landscape dots Beeswax wraps


Beeswax wrap girl dog umbrella pinkBeeswax wrap girl dog umbrella pink


Horses riders green black white beeswax wraps


Small yellow flowers Beeswax wraps
Blue purple flowers beeswax wraps


Greens Browns paisley stripe beeswax wrap Greens Browns paisley stripe beeswax wrap


Green small flowers beeswax wrapGreen small flowers beeswax wrap


Peach Green flowers and stripes beeswax wrap


grey cream burgundy geometric beeswax  wrapsGeometric grey cream burgundy pattern beeswax wrap


blue white flowers beeswax wrapsBlue white flowers medium beeswax wrap


I want you to be delighted with your wrap, if you have any concern, please contact me within 30 days of purchase explaining the problem, for a replacement. Refunds can only be given for wraps that are returned unopened, excluding delivery.

Willows for sale

Winter 2019/2020

We now have a variety of Willow (and Balsam poplar) pegs for sale which can be sent mail order or collected from the farm.
(and some well established in pots, also for local sales)

Basket willows : Construction willow : Native willows  (and Balm of Gilead, Balsam poplar, which is not a willow but can start in the same way and is highly vigorous)

Basket willows  :
40p per rod (for pick up or plus postage)
Varieties : Flanders Red : Brittany Green : Packing Twine : Tri Norfolk. Packing Twine . Dark Dick . (may have a couple of others spare)

Eugenii 35p : is vigorous but not as massive as the Chinese, it is better for small constructions like domes and tunnels as well as lower hedging and tree hay

“Construction” biomass, tree hay Chinese willow : Chinese (Salix miyabeana)
35p per rod (for pick up or plus postage)

Native / Species Willows

Grey Willow
30p per rod (for pick up or plus postage)
Salix hybrids
35p per rod (for pick up or plus postage)
Balm of Gilead / Balsam Poplar
40p per rod (for pick up or plus postage)
Salix udensis
50p per rod (for pick up or plus postage)
Salix Udensis is a lovely shrubby vigorous willow, with very early catkins (already opening in Jan in Argyll) so one of the best for early bees in mild spring days, its branching and covered in soft strappy leaves that our sheep love, cut and come again all year, so really good for a fenceline hedgerow where the stock can help themselves from one side, and we can make tree hay from the other.  It does not get very tall and thrives on being cut back.

  • Salix Udensis .. a branching vigorous shrubby willow with lots of fine leaves, one of the earliest to bud and provide vital food for the bees and other pollinators that are out in the mild winter weather.