Dedicated to growing quality tomatoes under glass since 1977

One of the glasshouse structuresEmpty reservoirFull reservoir
Trough system for collecting runoffHeat sterilizer

Our Environment

 

Environment & Water

 

Rain water is collected from the glasshouses and stored in a 14000m3 reservoir. This water is then used to irrigate the crops. Reed beds have been added to the reservoir to encourage wildlife such as swans and ducks who nest on the reed beds. In addition to the reservoir itself, it is planned to create a small wetland area to further encourage wildlife such as frogs, toads and newts etc. As part of this ongoing work a quarterly report is produced which details the wildlife and floral activity on site and looks to identify ways in which the habitat can be improved. Driven by Michael Le Masurier, these reports form a crucial part of our broader environmental strategy.

 

Please click on the links below to review the quarterly reports...

 

April - June 2013

 

July - September 2013

 

October - December 2013

 

January - March 2014

 

April - June 2014

 

July - September 2014

 

October - December 2014

 

January - March 2015

 

April - June 2015

 

July - September 2015

 

October - December 2015

 

January - March 2016

 

April - June 2016

 

July - September 2016

 

October - December 2016

 

January - March 2017

 

April - June 2017

 

Sterilizing and Reusing Irrigation

 

In the newest glasshouses a system of collecting any runoff from watering the crop has been introduced. This is then sterilized using heat and reused. This combined with the roof water collection has allowed Eric Wall Ltd to more than halve its borehole extraction per m2 of growing area.