As we are certified by the soil Association this means that our environmental policies have to be of the highest standards.We use no chemical sprays or artificial fertilizer on the plants or the nursery. Plants are all grown in Organic Peat Free compost.
Most of our plants are raised and propagated from our own seed,cuttings and division. However, we do buy in some young plants as plugs which are potted in Organic Peat Free compost and cared for with the same organic principles once they land on our nursery!
Packaging we strive to use reused or recycled pots and packaging, our policy is to try new products and we have experimented with pots made from Miscanthus,rice husks,potato starch and paper!
Wildlife spotted on our Nursery and Gardens.
Fox, Rabbit, Stoat, Weasel, Hedgehog, Mole, Wood mouse, Field mouse, Shrews, Voles.
Amphibians Frogs, Toads.
Rook, Crow, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Raven, Sparrow Hawk, Buzzard, Tawny owl, Wren, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Hedge Sparrow, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Longtailed Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Pigeon, Collared Dove, Green woodpecker, Lesser spotted woodpecker, Heron, Mallard, Moorhen, Pheasant, Red legged Grouse, Partridge, Pied Flycatcher, Redwing, Fieldfare, Robin, Blackcap, Nuthatch, Tree creeper, House Martin, Swift, Warblers, Pied Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail
Butterflies and Bees
Small copper, Brown Argus, Gate keeper, Comma, Speckled wood, Large & small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown, Peacock, Red Admiral, Orange Tip, Small & large white, Brimstone, Fritillary, Meadow Blue.
Buff tailed Bumble, White tailed Bumble, Common carder, Early Bumble, Red tailed Bumble, Garden Bumble, Tree Bumble, Carder Bee, Common mining Bee, Red Mason Bee.
These are only a few of the amazing creatures that we are lucky enough to share our little Haven with. There are so many insects and other creatures that I cannot identify!These are all the natural rewards of managing land organically .