Fletching Glasshouses

One of the delights of social media is that it’s quite easy to incorporate information from one place into another. Our vegetable production arm has its own web site which is all about Organic Vegetables in East Sussex. It has its own blog that updates the details of what’s available when with information about what else is going on at the nursery. So thanks to the wonders of the internet you don’t have to go looking for it – you can find it here.

Why we started the Intelligent Garden

I first started gardening as a research student working on how plants grow. Then we bought a small holding in Shropshire for a while before we discovered computers and marketing. 20 years later we started selling plants on-line.

Expansion meant we needed premises - so we acquired a nursery with 2 acres of glasshouse and started growing organic vegetables again. By September 2008 we had our soil association certification and had started selling biological controls online.

Talking to people on farmer's markets I sense a real hunger for people to garden and produce their own food. And a real interest in local and pesticide free produce.

So we created the Intelligent Garden ito help you get the most from your garden by offering the knowledge, products and advice you need to work effectively with nature to release the intelligence in your garden.

Company Registration 5003969
Vat Registration: 826 8892 74
Reg Office The Glasshouses, Fletching Common, BN84JJ

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Ladybird Plantcare Roadshow

We are talking at various horticultural societies over the next 6 months. If you live near I’m sure you would be able to attend as a guest. Contact us and we’ll put you in touch with the secretary at the club. […]

Red Spider Mite Control

Red spider Mite are tiny, highly destructive pests that are common in greenhouses and on house plants and can also be found on outdoor plants during the warmer summer months. […]

How to control slugs with nematodes

Healthy and infected slug

As we go into the Spring, the birds and flowers are starting to wake up. And so are the slugs. Here at the glasshouses, we manage them using nematodes. […]

Introduction to Organic Pest Control

So the talk is based on our own experiences in controlling them ourselves. We’ve chopped the highlights up into a series of videos – one for each of these major pests. These combine slides with the chance to see some small videos we’ve taken of some of the pests and their predators in action so that if you’ve never had the chance to see the enemy face to face you can have the chance to get to know them. […]

SB Plant Invigorator

SB Plant Invigorator

We use SBI to control and reduce aphids, blackfly, red spider mite, scale insects and mealybug at our nursery at Fletching Glasshouses. We use it almost every other week and wet the plant thoroughly including the undersides of leaves where the aphids and crawlers like to lurk. […]

Garlic Wash - another useful organic pest control product

bottle of garlic wonder garlic wash

We recommend Garlic Wonder for deterring ants and wireworms . It’s also has been reported to reduce aphids, blackfly, carrotfly, red spider mite, scale insects, thrips and whitefly. […]

Horticultural soft soap - a useful pest treatment.

Horticultural Soft Soap

Horticultural Soft soap is a highly refined soap made from natural oils which acts as a contact insecticide with no residual effects once it has dried. It comes as a concentrate and if used at dilution of 30-50 x it will reduce the population and the breeding capabilities of pest […]

Know your pests #1 Red Spider Mite

Amblyseius and Red spider mite

Currently causing problems for our customers is the glasshouse spider mite is known as “Red Spider Mites” they are actually better named “Two Spotted Mites”. When active they are pale greeny-brown in colour and can be recognised by the two 2 dark dots on their backs – they are only red in winter. […]

Biological Pest Control

One of the key principles of the Intelligent Garden is working with nature to control pests. A good way of doing this is to use predators to bring the pests back into balance. For instance we might use nematodes to control slugs and vine weevils or ladybird larvae to eat aphids. […]

While we're snow bound we can still be planning

ONe thing you should be gearing up for is to make your seedlings get away to a good start. In our propagation area we’re fortunate to have underbench hot water heating and an air heater that keeps the temperature at around 6-7 degrees – enough to keep our citrus plants in good heart. […]