Gardening doesn't have to cost the earth

Shop plastic-free garden organic plants from our sustainable online organic plant nursery

and you can hold your head up high knowing that you're nurturing nature while your garden blooms
Gardening doesn't have to cost the earth

Shop eco friendly plants from our family run organic plant nursery

and you can hold your head up high knowing that you're nurturing nature while your garden blooms

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mail order UK online plant nursery: all plants grown sustainably and sent responsibly, plastic -free, peat-free, chemical-free, with completely home compostable packaging
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over £50

Royal Mail tracked shipping

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 £5 flat rate delivery or

FREE shipping over £50 spend

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carbon neutral plant nursery

All direct and indirect emissions minimised and offset.

So that's from the start of the supply chain to your door

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1 year refund or replacement if you're not 100% happy

Even if you've ran your flowers over with a lawnmower!

We follow sustainable organic gardening principles set by the Soil Association

At our UK online organic nursery we follow Soil Association organic growing principles as a minimum standard:

We grow our plants using no plastic at all - no plastic plant pots or labels, and plastic-free packaging. I either harvest from reclaimed wooden troughs or grown in woodfibre biodegradable pots that can be planted straight into your garden.

We rely on natural pest control - so there are no nasty residues to harm the bees in your garden.

The wool, braken and comfrey compost from Dalefoot Farm in the Lake District I use in the plant nursery is certified organic peat-free and coir-free and naturally feeds plants for 12 months.

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Frequently Asked Questions Information

Delivery info - When will my mail order plants arrive?
I dispatch at least every week by Royal Mail tracked delivery (which we select as it has the lowest carbon footprint in the UK), so your plants will be with you quickly, typically within 3 to 5 days from spring to autumn, although due to the nature of growing naturally, plants that are raised from seed that year may not be ready for dispatch until May (please check above the add to cart button for expected dispatch date). Like with other outdoor nurseries, extreme weather can occasionally delay deliveries but you will be kept upto date by email or SMS.
 Are growing guides sent with the plants?

To reduce paper waste I don't send out individual growing guides with the plants, but each plants basic information like plant height and sunlight requirements can be found on the plant's biodegradable tag

Do you post Internationaly, or to Highlands or Northern Ireland?
Your plants will be delivered by mail order for the same flat rate £5 postage to every place in Britain, including the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Scilly Isles etc, (free for orders over £80).

I'm not able to post internationally, or even completely to all of the UK - Northern Ireland or the Channel Islands are not doable at present I'm afraid. Sorry! Talk to Boris...

Are you open to the public?

Due to insurance considerations, we are not open to the public in person or have a shop - we do trade at local markets during the spring and summer though, and of course our full organic garden plant catalogue is available year round here for easy website ordering.

What is meant by organic plants?

Our plants are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilisers. I rely on natural methods to maintain soil health, prevent pests, and feed my plants and, where available, select organic seeds and only use organic sundries.

Organic nursery plants are better for the environment, wildlife, and human health than conventionally grown plants. Remember- any chemicals in the compost or on the leaves of a coventially grown flower or veg will then end up in your garden, potentially killing soil life and pollinators

What is the difference between organic and non-organic plants?

The difference between organic and non-organic plants is to do with the way they are grown and treated. Organic growing means propogating and gardening without the use of manufactured synthetic chemicals - pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and fertilisers. Standards of soil health, biodiversity, and sustainability are maintained to create healthy, balanced growing systems. Non-organic plants are grown using various synthetic products.

The benefits of organic herbs and plants:

* They are better for the environment: massive reductions in pollution, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions.

* They are better for wildlife: they support natural ecosystems and avoid harming insects and birds.

* They are better for human health: There are no pesticide or herbicide residues on your organic growing home vegetable plants and herbs that have been linked with serious health effects.

But there's swings and roundabouts in everything - some drawbacks of organic plants:

* They are more expensive, as they require more labour and space to produce, and the resources are more expensive.

* They are not necessarily safer, as they can still be contaminated by bacteria, fungi, or pests. However, we are inspected each year by DEFRA and have been approved as a safe supplier because our processes consider the risks and limitations involved with being an organic grower.

The benefit of non-organic plants:

* They are cheaper, as they use environmentally damaging synthetic products to enhance growth and productivity.

And the drawbacks:

* They are worse for the environment, as they contribute to pollution, waste, and climate change - for instance excessive nitrogen runoff gets into watercourses and seas, causing algae blooms which choke off oxygen to fauna and flora.

* They are worse for wildlife because they disrupt natural ecosystems and harminsects and birds.

* They are worse for human health - pesticide and herbicide residues have been linked with serious health conditions.

What do you mean by organic gardening?

Organic gardening is a way of growing plants that follows natural systems and cycles, aiming to improve the health of the soil, plants, wildlife, and gardeners theselves. Organic gardening is sustainable, with an emphasis on using resources responsibly and respecting the diversity of life in the garden. Importantly, no synthetic chemicals like glyphosate or chemical fertilisers are employed due to the negative long term consequences of their use

The benefits of organic gardening are:

* It reduces pollution and waste, and conserves water and energy.

* It enhances soil fertility and structure, and prevents soil erosion and degradation.

* It can attract beneficial insects and birds, and control pests and diseases naturally.

* It can foster a sense of connection and community, and increase awareness and appreciation of nature.

If you are interested in organic growing, you can start by following some simple principles:

* Build and maintain soil health by adding organic matter like compost and manure, and avoiding soil compaction and disturbance.

* Encourage biodiversity by planting a variety of perennials, flowers, shrubs and herbs, and creating habitats for wildlife like ponds and hedges.

* Use resources responsibly by reducing, reusing, and recycling materials, collecting rainwater and using mulch to conserve moisture.

* Avoid using harmful chemicals by choosing pest and disease resistant plants, using natural methods like plant rotation, companion planting, and biological control to manage problems.

* Maintain a healthy growing area by keeping it clean and tidy.

Business Address

Organic Plant Nursery

Gregory Avenue

Porchester Gardens