Christina is busy buying plants for customers who are looking for any species that we do not have in stock. We will source from a collection of suppliers who produce plants that are passported, safe and healthy. We do try our best to buy British where possible.
Merlin is off to a meeting. He is always in meetings as he is the boss. This one is about biosecurity, a really hot topic here at Nicholsons. Part of our Plant Healthy certification is that we have the highest standard of biosecurity to ensure we keep pests and diseases out of the country and try to contain the ones that are already here. He is also a councillor for the Horticultural Trade Association, of which Nicholsons is a member, to ensure that you are getting the very best plants in the most sustainable way. Sustainability is also an important value here at Nicholsons. We happily collect your plant pots for recycling when you have planted our plants and have also started a collection for compost bags so they can be recycled too.
Maria is on the phone with our compost supplier to purchase fresh growing medium for the coming potting season. Nicholsons plants has been growing in peat-free medium for several years now. We believe that this is so important to help protect the ancient peat bogs that are both a vital carbon sink and valued habitat. Growing plants in peat-free medium is almost as easy as growing in peat, you just need to be more careful with the watering to ensure they don’t dry out.