Home & Garden

Sleeping Tree Recycled Creations

Northern Living - Bespoke  furniture Made from only recycled materials - Sleeping Tree DesignsBespoke  furniture Made from only recycled materials.

Sleeping Tree is committed to using only recycled materials to create our designs. We not only feel this is ethical but also the materials used add their own character to the pieces. Many of our designs incorporate natural forms created by using seasoned coppice windfall, and drift wood alongside architectural timbers to make one off pieces of furniture. We pride ourselves on making furniture that is as individual as its' owner.

For your home - Sturdy rustic furniture to add a touch of individuality to your garden, patio, or conservatory made from reclaimed materials made to your specification and taste.

Storytelling Chairs - Storytelling chairs made for your home,school or group.  Children will love these chairs let their imagination go wild with one of our creations What ever your needs just give us a call and speak to Dean. There are more pictures of our work in out gallery - Click here.

Events - Fantasy, and themed furniture for all your event needs, garden parties, festivals and rituals. All we need are your ideas and the theme of your event and we will make magical pieces to suit your needs. 

I started making bespoke furnishings a few years ago now. I kept seeing wonderful materials being left on waste ground by fly tippers not only did it annoy me but gave me the idea that I could get reusable materials and make unique items of furniture from it with an aim to create tactile and aesthetically  pleasing pieces . I just cant help myself these days, sides of the road, skips, buildings being demolished materials with character are everywhere. I like to make use of recyclable material before it goes to landfill. I love using these materials the fact they are weathered and beaten gives them a great look which lends itself to be used in making beautiful rustic furnishings . Some people see rubbish I see something with potential.


Dean Scott Hampson


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

205 Woodend mill, Mossley, Saddleworth. Greater Manchester.

Mobile. 07585772235

Tel.0161 339 2568

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust

Northern Living - Whirlow Hall Farm Trust - Christmas tree and turkey price listWe are now taking orders for Christmas trees, turkeys and meat. We appreciated your support last year and hope we can depend on you again this year. We got great feedback, so that’s a great reason to order from us.

Christmas Tree Price List 2014

Christmas Turkey and Meat Price List 2014

I’m sure you know profit from the these sales are a big part of the income that supports the charitable work that the trust delivers for the young people across the city and beyond.

We are proud about the quality of the sustainable trees and how tasty our high-welfare meats were. I’m also glad to report we have managed to secure the services of our original award-winning pie maker, who was unfortunately unavailable last Christmas, so pie fans of our regular pork pies can delight! A deposit of £15 is required for meat orders and for tree delivery or collection payment in full is required. Details of how to order and pay are on the order forms attached, but in summary:

Postal orders to:

Christmas, Whirlow Hall Farm, Whirlow Lane, Whirlow, Sheffield, S11 9QF

You can email your order by typing it into the body of an email or scanning the order sheet and sending to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or pop along to the shop, drop it in and say hello!


Shabby Chic With Old Pallets

Northern Living - Shabby Chic With Old PalletsPallets are made of the cheapest unseasoned, untreated timber available. After all they're only intended to stack things on and make transporting with a forklift easier. But this low quality wood has certain benefits over the treated, seasoned and stained variety. It's natural rustic appeal is one, the extremely low cost you can lay your hands on damaged pallets, is another.

If you're an electric jigsaw or the old fashioned hand operated version for the traditionalists, a pencil, an old pallet and a little imagination – you have almost everything you need. Perhaps a little No More Nails or wood glue to secure the timbers to the wall and some sandpaper to finish the areas you cut.

Simply draw your design on the end of each timber with a pencil. You might like to cut card stencils if yu are not confident to draw these freehand. A stencil will also be handly if you want to repeat the design on several timbers. Once you are happy with the design cut around on each timber, sand to ensure there are no rough edges or splinters and secure to your wall.

Seedlings - Garden Centre, Café, Farm Shop

Northern Living - Seedlings - Garden Centre, Café, Farm Shop, Carlton, Goole, near SelbyIn the Garden Centre

We stock a large variety of herbaceous perennials, shrubs, trees, conifers and alpines to permanently fill those gaps in your garden. Our range increases regularly with the majority grown in Yorkshire. To provide instant impact and wow factor we stock a huge range of Yorkshire grown seasonal bedding along with planted baskets and containers. With the increase in popularity of 'grow your own' we sell an extensive range of seeds and young vegetable plants. Inside the Garden Centre we have chemicals, fertilisers and all the sundries you will need to keep your garden looking its best. Not forgetting your lawn, we have a full range of treatments to keep it in first class condition. Our range of decorative pots include the 'new on the market' fibre clay pots which are frost-proof and shatter-proof, as well as traditional wooden and plastic planters. We are the only local stockist of both Burns Pet foods and the Smallholder Range of poultry feeds along with a range of feeds for other animals. We also have an extensive range of wild bird feeds and feeders.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 9am till 5pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays 10am till 4pm

Seedling Café

Our Christmas menu for December 2014 is now available to download, click here. Prices are £16.95 for 3 courses and £13.95 for 2 courses

Some of our Menu Items

Small Breakfast £5.75
Large Breakfast £6.95
Breakfast Buns £2.75
On Toast £2.25
Bloomer Sandwiches £3.25
Paninni's £3.50
Soup & Roll £ 3.20
Soup and Sandwich £4.20
Jacket Potato 1 filling £4.20, 2 fillings £4.60
Also Home-made Cakes, Scones and Treats

We also have Daily Specials which vary depending on the season.

In the corner of our Café is a small play area to keep the youngsters entertained, while you enjoy your meal. Take advantage of enjoying a drink and cake in the sun on our new decking area. We are located on the Trans Pennine Trail and welcome all cyclists and walkers. We have space outside for leaving your cycles in view of our seating. For advance group bookings please contact 01405 869622

Farm Shop

Currently stocking a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, a selection of Jams, Marmalade and Chutneys from Fruity Kitchen, a variety of Biscuits and Cookies from Grandma Wilds. Our new addition in Organic, Free Range Pork. Our newest range is marinades, sauces and dressings for all your summer salad and BBQ needs.

Northern Living - Seedlings - Garden Centre, Café, Farm Shop, Carlton, Goole, near Selby. Location

Seedlings is owned and run by 3 Generations of the Taylor Family. Daphne and Lewis bring their knowledge of running an established Market Garden and Vegetable Box Delivery Business. Faye and Richard manage the business day to day. Richard is an experienced gardener, with 25 years experience of working in private gardens and those that open to the public. Faye brings her catering experience and enthusiasm for home-made local produce to the café. Daniel and Elliot will join the business as young apprentices to become the future management.

Hirst Road,
DN14 9PX

01405 869622


Autumn inspired wall hanging

DIY Autumn inspired wall hangingIf you are out and about over the next few weeks, why not collect a few fallen branches on your travels? If you don't have access to fallen branches your local garden centre, DIY store or even petrol station often sell small diameter cut wood for various purposes – logs, border edging etc.

What you'll need:-

Branches or cut wood of various diameters
Backing board
Picture hanger back
Wood glue
Spray-on wood varnish


(1) Fasten a hanger on the back of the baseboard for your wall hanging. Be sure to center the hanger horizontally on the back of the baseboard a few inches from the top.
(2) Cut up the branches into roughly 1/2″ cylindrical sections. The depth of each piece can vary giving the overall piece a rustic feel.
(3) Sand Down the edges until they are uniform, and the top surfaces to your preference. There will probably be some rough edges from the sawing, sanding these down will ensure that they sit flush on the baseboard.
(4) Arrange the pieces in a pattern of your liking. Ideally the pieces will overlap the edge of the baseboard to make it invisible from the front.
(5) Glue the pieces down one at a time starting from the center. Use enough glue to ensure the wood sticks together. Allow the glue to fully dry before advancing to the next step.
(6) Give the whole thing a nice sheen with spray or brush on varnish. Use multiple coats if necessary.


English French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish