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Grafton  and  the Environment

We have a huge Ladybird population working for us, eating the greenfly. We dont think using insecticides is a good idea, so we use biological systems to control pests, such as Vineweevil and Fungus gnat. 

Our growing compost is made on site and each plant group has its own specific formula.  Every recipe is based around a reduced peat content with grow bark and coir being added to provide the optimum growing medium.

16-18 month duration slow release fertilisers are used in the compost to prevent environmental pollution through leaching nitrogen. An organic seaweed foliar feed is occasionally given as a supplement which gives the plants a real boost. 

Herbicide use is kept to a working minimum so sometimes we may look a bit hairy around the edges, but wed rather this than have a chemical desert.

As the new buildings are installed, we will be harvesting the rain water running off the roofs, to irrigate the plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Wildflower Meadow

At Grafton, we try our best to sustain the habitats already present in the area around our nursery.

 

Flowers

We have Bee Orchids, Snake's head fritillarys, wild onions, knapweed, cowslips and different grasses, including the delightful quaking grass.

Bee Orchid in the meadow at Grafton Nursery Fritilaria meleagris Quaking Grass

Wildlife

Other than being home to the hundreds of resident ladybirds, the field adjoining our nursery also houses many types of butterfly, including the pied and emperor butterflies. The field is often home to leverets, red legged partridge, kestrels and the heron is a frequent visitor.

 

  

 
           

 

 


Grafton Nursery, Worcester Road, Grafton Flyford, WR7 4PW

 

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Tel: 01905 888 098

 

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