Environment

Environment

  • A conservation area on our Western boundary
  • Pied wagtails make a nest in a disused glasshouse fan
  • Cinnabar Moth by the pond
  • Fungi thrive in shredded wood piles
  • Common Blue Damselfly by the pond
  • Trichogramma brassicae – tiny parasitic wasps used to control tortrix moths
  • Conservation area by the pond
  • Pheromone lures are used to attract brown apple and tortrix moths into a deadly sticky trap
  • The lagoon surrounded by wild flower meadows captures rain run off
  • A juvenile moorhen among the bulrushes
  • Unwanted plant material is composted by a local company
  • The pond  is an ideal habitat for many birds, reptiles and mammals
  • Cardboard and plastic baled for recycling
  • A moorhen takes flight on the lagoon
  • Nesting boxes encourage wild birds
  • A mix of six species of parasitic wasps used to control aphids
  • A newt is returned to the safety of the pond
  • Encarsia formosa – tiny parastic wasps used to control aphids
  • The Nursery’s landscaped garden encourages birds and insects
  • Pots and trays ready for recycling
A conservation area on our Western boundary1 Pied wagtails make a nest in a disused glasshouse fan
2 Cinnabar Moth by the pond3 Fungi thrive in shredded wood piles
4 Common Blue Damselfly by the pond5 Trichogramma brassicae – tiny parasitic wasps used to control tortrix moths6 Conservation area by the pond7 Pheromone lures are used to attract brown apple and tortrix moths into a deadly sticky trap8 The lagoon surrounded by wild flower meadows captures rain run off9 A juvenile moorhen among the bulrushes 
10 Unwanted plant material is composted by a local company
11 The pond  is an ideal habitat for many birds, reptiles and mammals
12 Cardboard and plastic baled for recycling
13 A moorhen takes flight on the lagoon
14 Nesting boxes encourage wild birds
15 A mix of six species of parasitic wasps used to control aphids16 A newt is returned to the safety of the pond
17 Encarsia formosa – tiny parastic wasps used to control aphids18 The Nursery’s landscaped garden encourages birds and insects
19 Pots and trays ready for recycling
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The environment matters to us and we are committed to minimising our environmental impact and meeting all of our legal obligations, while running a profitable wholesale nursery grounded within our local community. Below is a small list of just some of the things we do:

  • Create and maintain wildlife habitats and landscaped plantings
  • Encourage wildlife through the creation of no spray zones and conservation areas
  • Manage our resources carefully including irrigation water, growing media, pots and pesticides
  • Recycle many of our waste streams including pots and trays, polythene films, pallets and cardboard
  • Work within an Integrated Crop Management (ICM) Framework, utilising biological controls, novel green pesticides and best hygiene practices which reduce the risk of plant health issues from the start.