Cilshafe Herbs is an off-shoot of Cilshafe Garden Design, a well-established, local, family firm, comprising of mother & son, Becky & Tristan based in Johnstown, Carmarthen. Becky’s has a vision for creating an online ordering service for herbs and so Cilshafe Herbs is born! Our ethos is to aim to use products that are completely recyclable and environmentally friendly and to create a very low carbon footprint – low because we do need to get the products to you!
Therefore, we are sourcing a non-plastic alternative for our pots such as bio-degradable jiffy pots or bamboo pots with a saucer for your windowsill. We will be supplying our herbs in a peat-free compost as the intensive mining of peat can have a detrimental effect on our climate and can destroy our ecosystems. They will come packed in straw and so will need opening somewhere where you do not mind a little mess! We will also use plastic-free packaging and labels as much as we can.
Growing herbs is easy if you know what you are doing, and so we will be providing instructions on planting and position etc. Butterflies and bees are very attracted to herbs and their flowers and scent, and so it is great to have a good variety in your garden. Herbs have a variety of uses including culinary, medicinal, aromatherapy as well as looking and smelling gorgeous in the garden! We will be highlighting different herbs on our blog/newsletter, offering recipes and explaining the various uses of each herb.
We really look forward to getting this venture up and running! We hope to become a successful gardening company, with an online herb delivery service, that is eco-friendly and helps to sustain our butterflies and bees.