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Environment

23/06/2022
Environment, Garden Design

Gardening Trends for 2022 And Beyond

The environment remains a key focus in the wider world and is reflected in gardening trends in a number of ways. Gardens are slowly stepping away from the sleek urban style and evolving a softer, more relaxed look with plenty of texture, akin to nature itself. Try using natural materials for landscaping including stone and wood. This can be softened further with low-growing plants such as thyme planted between paving slabs. Mixing and matching old paving slabs is a great way to be kind on your wallet and the environment... Read More

03/03/2020
Environment, Garden Design, Ornamental Trees

Planting Trees For The Planet

Environmental concerns have been forefront in the media recently and trees are being hailed as one of the best answers. Supporting charities that carry out large scale planting of trees is one way to get involved, but we want to highlight why it’s important to think in terms of your own garden too, no matter what size. Carbon in the atmosphere is responsible for increasing temperatures and trees are natural carbon sinks, removing it from the atmosphere and storing it. For those that have large gardens, trees that grow large... Read More

21/11/2019
Environment, Gifts

Unusual & Green Gift Ideas For Gardeners

Fed up of giving the gardener in your life yet another gardening gift set that will go unused after Christmas? Take a look at these unusual and green ideas for gifts they will truly thank you for: 1. Ornamental trees are a gift that keeps on growing year after year and as no two trees are the same, it’s a wonderfully unique gift. We may be biased, but our beautiful eco-friendly hessian gift wrapping and hand written cards makes it extra special. 2. Garden visits make a great gift experience.... Read More

07/10/2019
Company News, Environment

25% Off Bird Food

It’s autumn and a great time to begin feeding wild birds, so we’re offering 25% or more off our entire bird food range! If you’re buying a tree, you can add any of the bird food range to your order with no additional delivery charge. The range includes several high energy choices that are perfect for feeding to birds through winter and others that are ideal for feeding year-round. There are two different seed mixes ideal for attracting a range of birds, plus a number of specialist feeds for attracting... Read More

07/02/2019
Company News, Environment

Wild Bird Food Range

We’ve been feeding birds for years on our nursery site and attract a huge variety of species. Some of the birds even decide to build nests on-site and raise their chicks here. Recently, it got us thinking about the importance of feeding wild birds, so we’ve decided to team up with the RHS and sell their range of high quality bird food. The range includes several high energy choices that are perfect for feeding to birds right now and others that are ideal for feeding year-round. If you’re buying a... Read More

06/06/2017
Around The Nursery Today, Environment

Wildlife On Our Nursery

It’s a busy time on the nursery and it’s not just because we’re ardently packing trees. So far we’ve spotted: Bullfinch chicks in their nest Blackbird diligently guarding her eggs House Martins Swallows Wrens Dunnocks Plus various tits, finches, bees and butterflies

17/11/2014
Environment, Ornamental Trees

Why should you choose a Native Tree?

There are endless reasons why native trees are a great choice for your garden, not including the wonderfully striking aesthetic impact that they provide.   By choosing a native species, immediately you are selecting a tree with a better chance of survival and success. This is because these trees have adapted to local climates and specific regional conditions. These developments include a resistance to certain diseases and pests and in some cases, even a tolerance of other environmental forces, such as pollution. This makes the tree a fairly low maintenance... Read More

12/07/2011
Around The Nursery Today, Environment

All things bright & beautiful

We often find butterflies inside the tunnels, when we do it’s best to gently scoop them up and pop them outside as the tunnels can get over warm and the butterflies get tired trying to find a way out. We like to offer a helping hand and watch them flutter away, displaying their wonderfully colourful wings.

09/05/2011
Around The Nursery Today, Company News, Environment

Environmental Policy

It is part of our environmental policy to avoid the indiscriminate use of toxic pesticides. To do so, we believe, is wasteful and endangers wildlife. Instead, we operate a system of IPM, (integrated pest management), and a level of tolerance. We use biological pest control, (one beasty to eat another); in our composts to control vine weevil, and in our growing tunnels to control aphids and red spider mite. We tolerate some insect damage to the trees as long as it does not adversely affect the overall wellbeing of the... Read More