Opinions vary greatly as to the best varieties of thatching straw and evey thtcher tends to favour one or the other. We tend to favour a number of the older historic varieties that have a proven track record. Availability of these varieties can be an issue however, so for this reason we have opted to grow our own wheat reed ensuring a supply of favoured durable varieties and also ensuring that it is grown in such a way as to ensure reed of the highest standard.