Eco friendly products

Eco friendly products

As part of our ongoing commitment towards being more environmentally friendly, we make every effort to source more eco-friendly products. We hope you’ll love them as much as we do! Throws and Cushions We are proud to offer a brand-new range of throws and cushions from Hugrug made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. They look and feel like wool and can be used inside or out. These eco-friendly textiles are washable, stain resistant, mould, mildew and moth resistant and by buying one you’re helping the planet at the same time! Reusable Coffee Cups Pick up a fantastic rCUP for your next coffee! Their outer insulation is made from used paper coffee cups, an innovative and sustainable solution to global waste. Unlike many reusable coffee cups the rCUP is insulated which helps to keep your drink hotter or cooler for longer. Hairy Plant Pots We have a wide range of Herbaceous Perennials grown in coir pots from the Hairy Pot Plant Company. As well as being both eco-friendly and sustainable, you can plant them straight into the ground. On top of that, they are grown in peat-free compost as well! Biodegradable Fibre Pots We are aware that our customers would prefer sustainable pots to plastic. Why not try our bio-degradable fibre pots made from wood pulp from renewable sources. They are perfect for seeds, seedlings, cuttings and can be planted straight into the ground. We also have a range of compostable bamboo seed trays and pots. House Signs and Numbers Having a well-made and designed house sign can really finish your home. These long-lasting house signs are an eco-alternative to...
Create a Wildlife-friendly Garden

Create a Wildlife-friendly Garden

With the rapid decline of bees and hedgehogs, it’s all the more important to make our gardens as wildlife friendly as possible. At Root One, we stock a range of wildlife products; from bird feeders, food and tables to hedgehog homes and bug houses! Take a look at our tips below and with just a few simple changes, you could turn your garden into a wildlife haven!   Choosing the right flowers Choose flowers to provide the bees, butterflies and other insects with pollen and nectar. Ensure to have a range that flower throughout all the seasons, such as the crocus in Spring to the Michaelmas daisy in Autumn and avoid too many with double flowers as these tend to contain little or no pollen or nectar. Trees and shrubs are important too Grow a range of trees, shrubs, climbers or even a hedge which will provide both food and a cover for insects and birds. If space is at a premium, pick something like a crab apple, elder, blackthorn or hawthorn. Add some water A pond is ideal, but equally a simple container of water will be enough to attract more wildlife. Ensure it has a shallow side so that creatures can easily get out. Most wildlife, such as newts and frogs, like shallower water. Build a log pile Create a log pile in a shady spot. This will create a perfect hibernation site and may encourage bugs like the stag and bark beetles. Feed the birds all year round Provide the birds with food and water throughout the year. Ensure to position feeders and tables out of...
Hedgehog-friendly Gardening 

Hedgehog-friendly Gardening 

Hedgehogs are becoming a rare sight in our once abundant gardens, parks and hedgerows. Hedgehogs are dramatically disappearing from our countryside and numbers have fallen by 30% in just the last 10 years. It is thought that there are fewer than one million left in the UK. Habitat loss contributes greatly to the decline of our much-loved Hedgehog population. According to the Wildlife Trusts, our gardens combined provide a space for wildlife larger than all our National Nature Reserves. That’s pretty amazing, and most importantly it means that we can help the struggling Hedgehog to thrive once again, by gardening in a wildlife friendly way. Even the smallest changes to your gardening routines can greatly improve the Hedgehogs chances of survival. Make Hedgehogs a home Hedgehog houses are perfect for creating a safe nesting place for Hedgehogs to raise their young during the Summer months of June and July, and for hibernation during the Winter. We have a variety of Hedgehog homes in store. We recommend Green Key Garden & Home Hog Hut, its made with sustainably sourced timber and its easy to assemble. The Hog Hut even has an internal hidden chamber for added safety from predators. The hut provides all year round shelter, just place dried leaves or grass inside ready for visiting Hedgehogs. Place the hut undercover out of prevailing winds, ideally covered by foliage to provide camouflage. Check your garden for hazards   Hedgehogs roam between houses and neighbourhoods. They travel up to 2 km per night in search for mates, nesting sites and food. Creating small tunnels underneath fences can help the Hedgehogs to safely...