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 fertilizers on the plants or the nursery. All our plants are grown in Organic Peat Free compost.
Most of our plants are raised and propagated from our own stock of seed,cuttings and division. However some plants have come from a non organic source,such as seeds,bulbs etc. and therefore cannot be labelled as ‘organic’. These are ‘grown on’ for sale in the same peat free,organic compost as all the others.
We don’t know of any other nursery that grows plants like we do. Our organic growing methods mean our plant nursery is teaming with wildlife. Newts, frogs and all manner of insects living and thriving in our nursery where the plants are grown. With no artificial chemicals used anywhere in our nursery, we provide a safe haven for our native plants and wildlife to flourish in.
All our organically grown plants have a soil association symbol on one side of the label and the plant description on the other.
Any other plants will have just a plant description.
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.
Frogs, Toads, Newts
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, Goldcrest.
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 .