As many people know we continue to strive to be more environmentally friendly here at Swincar. We have had our own water supply for many years together with a computer controlled irrigation system so we are more efficient with water usage and do not use treated water from the national grid.
We also have a wind turbine for generating some of our electricity and use renewable wood pellet to heat our glasshouses.
Two years ago we changed our plastic supplier for pots and packs to one which supplied recyclable pots (lots of our pots are now pale colours which are easier for recycling)
For 2019, we are asking for help from our customers to reduce packaging further. If plants are already in a pack, please do not ask for a box as well, we provide trolleys so the packs can easily be transported to a car. We like to wrap flowering house plants in tissue paper, but if you require a bag or box, please could you fetch your own so we can continue to reduce our carbon footprint. We do have some transport trays which we purchase to have plants delivered from Holland and we are happy to recycle these if you need something to keep plants stable.
For larger evergreen shrubs, used for screening and hedging as well as specimen solo plants, we now have a good stock of Laurel. Prunus Rotundifolia (also know as Common Laurel) is often used for hedging, but we also have Novita, Etna, Caucasica and new this year “Genolier” and “Elly”