caring for the environment
New kerbside recyclable pots made from post-consumer waste.
We have made the decision to stop production of our plant in black pots. Due to the way recycling companies work, these pots were often slipping through the sorting process at recycling centres and ending up in landfill as the black colour absorbed infrared lasers that sorted them. By simply changing the colour of our pots, they can now be detected on sorting lines and sent for recycling rather than landfill.
By moving over 85% of our production in-house, we are able to significantly cut down on imports of young plants, cuttings and seed. This reduces the amount of land and air miles plants are doing and helping the environment. It also means we have more control over what we grow and significantly reduces the chances of plants arriving with pests and diseases.
Recycling Of Rainwater
We can now store over 2,500,000 litres of rainwater across both sites making us totally self-sufficient, meaning we do not put a strain on local water sources. Natural rainwater is best for our plants as there is no chlorine or chemical content so plants are much healthier.
We have removed 30% of the peat content from our mixes and replaces them with wood fibres. Our peat blend is balanced to suit both of our product ranges and contains a 12-15 month slow release feed to increase shelf life and give our plants the best start in your customers gardens.
Where possible we use our own transport to deliver your plants. All of our loads are carefully planned to keep annual miles to a minimum to help reduce pollution and cut down on fuel usage.