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PLEASE READ OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE PRIOR TO PURCHASING FROM OUR SITE:

1) All prices are in Pounds Sterling and are quoted inclusive of VAT.

2) All products and services are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. We will endeavour to keep the site fully updated with new products and removing old ones. If your order cannot be fulfilled we will notify you with an option of waiting for the product to become available or be given a full refund for the product which is unavailable.

3) Delivery is charged at a variable rate, Within the UK standard delivery will arrive via Royal Mail 1st class. Delivery to other areas (including overseas) will be sent via Royal Mail Recorded Signed For and costs will use a weight/ size calculation.

4) Please note that we can only offer tracking for Europe & rest of the world to UK borders only and cannot be held responsible for goods from this point onwards. If you require delivery with full tracking, please get in contact and we will quote separately

5) We reserve the right to change delivery costs and method of postage at any time.

6) Deliveries will normally be made to UK addresses within 14 days. You will be advised of any delay, or if the item is not available .

7) Payment will be debited from your account before the despatch of your purchase. We will take all reasonable care, in so far as it is within our power to do so, to keep the details of your order secure, however if we are not negligent, we cannot be held liable for any loss you may suffer, if a third party procures unauthorised access to any data you provide when accessing or ordering from our site.

8) In the unlikely event that your product is lost or damaged in transit please contact us via email. In the case of damaged goods please retain the product and contact us within 7 days of receipt.

9) Returns – Goods may be returned within 14 working days from receipt and you will receive a full refund providing that all goods are carefully repackaged and returned to us in their original packaging and in resaleable condition. You must notify us by email to obtain an authorisation code for your return. Please note we do not accept returns on personalised items unless they are faulty.

Email: jane@snapdragononline.co.uk

RETURN ADDRESS: Snapdragon, Sunnyside, Gartacharn Road, Balfron Station, Stirlingshire G63 0NH


It is advisable for you to obtain a proof of posting when returning items, as they remain your responsibility until we have received them. In the event that the goods are not in resaleable condition, we reserve the right not to provide a refund and you will be responsible for the cost of such goods being returned to you, within 28 days of our notification.

This does not affect your statutory rights.

10) Any complaints will be processed and rectified as soon as possible.

11) A confirmation email is sent to you after the placing of an order and after dispatch.

DATA PROTECTION & PRIVACY POLICY

We are committed to protecting your privacy and will only use the information we collect about you lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We request your name and address to enable us to provide you with an efficient after-sales service but we WILL NOT pass your name and address to ANY third parties. If you make a purchase you will be added to a customer database for the future receipt of our printed mail-order catalogue unless you specify otherwise. If requested you may also be added to an e-mailing list to be notified of new products and special offers. We will give you the chance of refusing any marketing email from us. We hold your name, address, phone/fax number and email address. We do not hold your credit/debit card details. To contact us about privacy matters please email jane@snapdragononline.co.uk.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, you can return it within 14 days of the despatch date with your receipt, providing the goods are not damaged, and you will receive a full refund. PLEASE NOTE we do not offer refunds/returns on personalised items unless they are faulty.

NOTHING IN THE ABOVE GUARANTEE AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS (Your statutory rights are not affected).

COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARKS, CONDITIONS OF WEBSITE USE

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ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Any use of materials on this Web site, including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, or re-publication, without the prior written permission of Snapdragon is strictly prohibited.

CONDITIONS OF WEBSITE USE

Copyright All Web site design, text, graphics, the selection and arrangement thereof and all software compilations, underlying source code, software (including applets) and all other material on this Web site are copyright snapdragononline.co.uk and its affiliates or their content and technology providers. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Any use of materials on this Web site--including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, or re-publication without the prior written permission of Snapdragon is strictly prohibited.

CUSTOMER SERVICES AND SUPPORT

If you have any further queries, please contact us at valerie@snapdragononline.co.uk.

We will endeavour to respond to all complaints within 5 working days.

REFUSAL OF TRANSACTION

We reserve the right to withdraw any products from this website at any time and/or remove or edit any materials or content on this website. We may refuse to process a transaction for any reason or refuse service to anyone at any time at our sole discretion. We will not be liable to you or any third party by reason of our withdrawing any product from this website whether or not that product has been sold; removing or editing any materials or content on the website; refusing to process a transaction or unwinding or suspending any transaction after processing has begun.

DISCLAIMER

To the fullest extent permitted at law, snapdragononline.co.uk is providing this web site and its contents on an "as is" basis and makes no (and expressly disclaims all) representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this web site or the information, content, materials or products included in this site including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In addition, Snapdragon does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this web site is accurate, complete or current.

Price and availability information is subject to change without notice.

EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL

We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under these terms that is caused by events outside our reasonable control (force majeure event).

A force majeure event includes any act, event, non-occurrence, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes, in particular (without limitation), the following:

(a) strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action; or
(b) civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war; or
(c) fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster; or
(d) impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport;
(e) impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks; or
(f) failure by our suppliers to supply the goods to us which are required to fulfil your order.

Our obligations under these terms are suspended for the period that the force majeure event continues, and we will have an extension of time to perform these obligations for the duration of that period. We will take reasonable steps to bring the force majeure event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under these terms can be performed despite the force majeure event. If we have been unable to resolve a force majeure event within three months we shall be entitled to cancel your order without penalty save for refunding to you the purchase price you have paid.

Snapdragon social

Seraphina's eleven babies have grown so fast.⁠⠀
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Now when she tries to gather them under her - usually if she hears the buzzard overhead - they all head under her feathers but their heads and tails stick out the side.⁠⠀
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She seems unperturbed and a little like an overstuffed tea cosy.
I think that the last time I had this wooden clothes horse out was when we needed to dry cloth nappies c. 2001.⁠⠀
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The plant dyed alpaca house socks have all cured now, the dye is well sunk into the fibres, so over the past couple of days I've been washing and pressing and packaging them.⁠⠀
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The link to the shop page for them will go out in Friday's newsletter first - the actual newsletter is all about the dye deck and if you want to get it straight into your inbox you can sign up on the website www.snapdragonlife.com or through my profile.⁠⠀
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These were all dyed with tansy - the very yellow ones from the plant at the top of the Studio meadow, the slightly more orange ones from the plant down by the Studio door.
Last year, in the spring,  I got a tiny amount of seed of a grey Shirley poppy. ⁠⠀
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I sowed half and gave half to @gracealexanderflowers .⁠⠀
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None came up, in my garden at least.⁠⠀
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This year two plants have appeared - a little fey and wan as Shirley poppies go, but with definitely grey flowers. ⁠⠀
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Well kind of a purply grey . . . and if I'm honest I prefer the rich plums of Pandora . . . but It is eminently instagrammable.
Yesterday Seth Godin wrote that instead of getting our ideas spread like wildfire (uncontrolled, destructive, leaving nothing) we should get them to spread like wildflowers instead.⁠⠀
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I loved this idea.  Ideas that self seed and spread in groups, ideas that place themselves where they are happiest, where they can thrive.⁠⠀
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Ideas that take root in unpromising places and bring joy.

These daisies moved into the top of the Studio Meadow last year- spreading from the garden rather than the fields- but wilding themselves none the less.
A bright new morning starting a bright new week. ⁠⠀
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A row of dog daisies and love in a mist, fresh and light and optimistic.⁠⠀
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I feel like I'm hovering on the edge of planning things outside my studio this week. It is tentative.⁠⠀
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Today I have a meeting about something that will involve me leaving the premises. I'm part excited, part terrified - I think they are probably the same things in many ways.⁠⠀
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I'm building up to going on holiday in a few weeks. It feels vertiginous.  I definitely need to build my social muscles back up.⁠⠀
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The globe thistles shouldn't be there. ⁠⠀
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It was meant to be a temporary nursery bed.⁠⠀
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They were a root cutting from my parents' garden - memories of pulling off the heads as missiles.⁠⠀
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It is the perfect place for them.⁠⠀
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Low sun barrels along the path as the gloaming comes. ⁠⠀
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They glow in the golden hour.⁠⠀
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I leave the heads alone.
Of all the half hardy annuals that are beginning to flower here, I think that cosmos purity is my favourite. ⁠⠀
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Happy and light and generous with its flowers.⁠⠀
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As you pick it, the foliage smells that dense herby/incense way that is perfect for the late summer/early autumn time.
Yesterday I was chatting to Eileen, who volunteers in the garden on Wednesday mornings, about how the Studio meadow changes in the light.  In particular how the warmer light in August - especially the soft evening light - makes everything glow.⁠⠀
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Walking back from checking things at work I snapped these big daisies with a speckle of purple loosestrife behind them.  Softly glowing.⁠⠀
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About Snapdragon Life

At Snapdragon Life I gently guide you through bringing the changing seasons into your daily life, helping you slow down, so that you can experience increased well being, calm and creativity.

Through my communities, both free and paid for, through my writing on the blog, through carefully hand crafted activity kits, and through my online and in-person workshops I aim to bring people back in touch with the rhythms of a seasonal life.

Learn more about why here

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