Having always loved nature since childhood I fulfilled a dream by working in the early 90's as an Assistant Nature Warden on Heyshott Down Nature Reserve. Situated on the South Downs it is a SSSI for rare butterflies and downland flora.
I bring the ethos of conservation to every aspect of my gardening. For example we leave log piles as habitat creation with standing dead trees as nesting sites and feeding posts. The inclusion of wildflower meadows, however small, in gardens are hugely attractive to butterflies and bees and encourage a wider diversity of species.
We encourage composting and other ecologically sound practices so that the client's garden becomes a mini ecosystem. At the start and throughout projects we carry out ecology assessments.
The plants and materials we use are mainly locally sourced or grown by local businesses we have worked with for many years which guarantees the highest quality products for your garden and minimises the wider environmental impact.
We discourage the use of weedkiller and chemicals wherever possible while our annual tree and hedge planting programme offsets our company's carbon impact.
Ian and his team sowed a spectacular wild-flower meadow which was very much admired, and continues to give pleasure each year.