We are committed to the care of the environment and are developing our meadow as a wild life haven.
We have implemented the following measures.
Baby wren above the porch
Ragged Robin in the meadow
Wild flowers in the meadow
Baby Swift found on the lawn
•Almost all our light bulbs are low energy LED or CFL.•All windows are double glazed with K glass and loft insulation has been increased wherever possible.•Heating is thermostatically and time switch controlled.•We use our own logs on our wood-burner to supplement the central heating.•Soap is provided in dispensers, rather than individually wrapped.•We recycle newspapers, junk mail, cardboard, glass and cans and ask our visitors to do the same.•Green waste is composted.•We are actively encouraging wild life and wild flowers both in the garden and the meadow.•We have maps and timetables for visitors to encourage walking, cycling and use of public transport.•We have created two wild life ponds, one in the garden and another in the meadow.•We have identified over 50 different birds and encourage these with feeders and wild areas of the garden.•At the last count we had over 200 marsh orchids and numerous wild flowers in the meadow.•We have planted a large number of Yellow Rattle seeds to reduce the grass strength and encourage wild flowers.