Organic grower of wild herbs, shrubs and trees
A much larger range of bee forage species plants will soon be available to buy from the menu on the right, so please check back later in December when we will be launching our new website! Thank you for your patience.
We are rebuilding this website! Right now not much of it works but we are working on that and we are delighted to take orders over the phone as usual. Please call us on 01460 221929 or 07976 949893. We hope you like the new look and your feedback is most welcome.
We produce the finest garden plants for attracting and sustaining bees. Our wild herbs, shrubs and trees are completely natural and free from toxic residues. Seed-grown and with a healthy gene pool, our garden plants have the ability to evolve to survive climate change. We use organic growing methods to produce the healthiest plants, with the purest pollen and nectar for bees and other pollinators.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) warned in their recent Global Bee Colony Disorders and other Threats to Insect Pollinators report that ‘An estimated 20,000 flowering plant species, upon which many bee species depend for food, could be lost over the coming decades unless conservation efforts are stepped up’.
All flowering plants have evolved over millions of years with their pollinators in mutual-dependency on each other. The plants produce pollen and nectar in return for pollination, which produces fruit and seed. Bees are the primary pollinators, but other pollinators include butterflies, moths, midges, dragonflies and some wasps.
In recent years, we have seen a loss of original wild plant species, as we have flooded the market with artificial hybrid-clones, which do not produce viable seed and which have ultimately led to the rapid decline of their pollinators. By continuing to destroy the habitats of wild plants and by planting only hybrid-clones in our gardens, this extinction of pollinators will only get worse.
Wild (or horticultural term: ‘species’) plants, however, are un-altered by man. They have the ability, through a healthy gene-pool, of evolving to adapt to changing environmental conditions Organic methods of growing ensures that there are no toxic residues in pollinators’ food source.
(Sarah Holdsworth, 2013)