We take plants and plant care very seriously, it is a core principle of our small business. All of our plant care products are recommended by our team and other leading professionals in the 'plant business'. All of our plants and plant care products have been sourced from ethical, enivronmentally friendly organisatons
The soils and substrates they use in their mix have the benefit of centuries of road-testing by Japanese horticulturalists for use in growing delicate and sensitive bonsai. Today, similar mixes are used by some of the best cacti and succulent growers in Japan & Asia.
Their premium cactus and succulent mixes are a carefully balanced blend of Japanese volcanic clays, grist, pumice and a dash of coconut coir that can help you maintain the right moisture levels for your plant's fragile, rot-prone roots.
Made from the husks of coconuts, coir compost is one of the most environmentally-friendly composts you can buy on the market. It improves drainage, air circulation and water retention, helping to create the perfect environment to encourage healthy root growth. The coir fibres are specially graded, washed and buffered, using a waste water recycling facility, giving your plant a neutral, safe, gentle soil to grow in.
In addition, as it needs re-hydrating to use you only need to add water to the amount you actually need so there is very little waste.
A small family run business who take the crushed whelk shells generated at their family's seafood processing factory and recycle them for use in gardens and landscaping.
It is estimated that 5000 tonnes of waste shells are generated in the UK fishing industry every year. Shell on Earth not only reduce their own waste output from their factory, but also help to support a circular economy by using 100% of the whelks they process.
In addition the crushed whelk shells look fabulous in our terrariums, as a soil covering and help to prevent slugs eating the plants outside too!
Provide a wide range of organic growing media including terrarium making kits, fertilizers, soil conditioners and substrates - all of which are eco-friendly.
The one-stop soil shop: from worm castings to plain old perlite, they have all the soil components you need to make your own premium mix. If you don’t know what kind of mix your plant likes, their species specific blends have got your back.
100% PEAT FREE
They don’t just provide a mystery bag of soil -details about the soil component breakdown can be found on the back of the pack!
In a natural ecosystem nearly every creature is food for another one and biological pest control is the act of boosting the population of a pests' naturally occurring predators to address any pest outbreak without using chemicals.
In the shop we sell their horticultural soap and sticky traps but the 'predators' are purchased directly from Tessa's website where our fabulous customers benefit from an online discount (use code: BOTANY10)
Plantsmith have over from over 40 years of horticultural experience, so their products combine professional formulations with easy application to provide everything your houseplants need to thrive.
Sustainability and the planet are important to the company. Their amber glass bottles are reusable and recyclable. They have also recently introduced a brand new Eco Refill Bottle which is made from a plant-based polymer, sourced from a waste product of sugar cane, plus recycled materials. Their product ingredients are 100% vegan with no animal ingredients or by-products and all of their oils are Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free.
In the shop we sell a wide range of their products from gift packs through to their new refill bottles.
'Plant Straws' is a small scale design and production studio located in Stockholm, Sweden. They have their own production and sourcing all materials within the northern part of Europe means they can ensure fair pay and working conditions, as well as minimising the impact of transportation on the environment.
Plant Straws are for self-watering thirsty house plants both indoor and outdoors. While serving a functional purpose, they are also stylish. They are made of metal and recycled cotton.
Available in black and brass, as well as a range of colour collections in our shop.
Coir Products.co.uk pride themselves in becoming one of the first companies in the UK and Northern Ireland to offer such a wide and innovative range of coir-based products under one platform. The coir-based products they supply are 100% biodegradable and natural, which means, these products have minimum harm on the environment.
Coir is a natural fibre that is 100% biodegradable. It is extracted from the husk of the coconut, and is a fibrous material that is found between the hard-inner shell of the coconut and the outer coating of it.
These coir plant poles are a growing aid and are ideal for growing creepers, especially those that require a lot of moisture. Coir poles are eco-friendly, and retain moisture for a long time once the plant has been watered. The coir plant poles are made by closely wrapping coir twine or wooden rods. As these are absorbent, the creeper grows tiny roots that grab hold of the pole itself and the coir twine.
Available in a range of sizes in our shop.
Stem & Co are specialists in house plants and sustainable related products, based in Cleethorpes on the Lincolnshire coast.
Founded in 2007 by Sam Rodwell, a fully qualified florist and horticultural student, Stem & Co has established itself as a leader in offering a finely curated collection of interesting, top air purifying, rare and easy care houseplants. Championing sustainability and eco friendly products, a deep rooted love of nature sits at the core of the companies ethics.
Available in a range of products available in our shop.