Environment & Sustainability

Each September we drill wildflower and bird seed mixture around the outside of our daffodil fields to provide a habitat and food for birds during the winter months. We sow approximately 8 ha (300 tennis courts) of these margins each year.

We have also recently planted approximately 2km of native hedgerows (Crataegus monogyna) around our farm. This attracts birds as they can eat the berries and nest in the branches and also Bees which can yield nectar and pollen from the flowers. The hedging also provides habitats for butterflies and hedgehogs.

Over the last 4 years we have reduced our peat usage by over 65% and we aim to further decrease our peat use in the future.

For several years we have been actively looking for ways we can reduce our plastic and peat usage. During 2019, we reduced our plastic usage by over 1.4 tonnes and used 3400000 litres less peat compared to the previous year. This is ongoing and we are continuingly investigating, testing and implementing new ways in which we can reduce both plastic and peat usage.