Bees & Beans are environmentally aware and active in as many ways as possible:
We offer advice and information on organic growing of both ornamental and edible plants, and are happy to offer a fully organic service should the customer desire.
We work with our local community to promote sustainability through schools and community projects, community composting schemes etc.
We use local materials in building where we can, and support suppliers with proven environmental records.
Though not fully organic, we use minimal amounts of chemicals and only for those things which cannot be done without them, for example lawn treatments. We aim to improve soil conditions in all out garden by yearly addition of organic matter. This helps us to grow healthy plants which are more resiliant to pests and diseases
We offset our carbon emissions.
We use peat free compost wherever possible.
We produce our own compost wherever we can, and can help our clients to save money and energy by doing the same.
We plant small in order to support lower impact nurseries (rather than peat and energy hungry production of larger plants) where possible.
We can advise you on rainwater harvesting and irrigation systems to make your garden as water efficient as possible.
We dispose of all our waste responsibly.