Over the next few years, we would like to do more
to help the environment. We accept we will always
travel to go on holiday, and therefore asked ourselves
what we could do to put something back.
We are currently developing a small wood in the
triangular field behind the Grange. Sometime in the future we plan to install solar
panels to heat the pool instead of electricity.
We spend the autumns concentrating on planting.
In the autumn of 2009 we planted over 100 trees, added
two large flower beds and many large shrubs. Since then the total number of trees planted has risen to nearer 250. These planted areas now add a considerable amount to the ambience of Les Petites Cigognes as well as encouraging a wide variety of wildlife to develop on the site. More trees and shrubs are planted annually.
Planting around the edges of the
swimming pool is now complete. As these shrubs and plants mature you can still see the pool
from the gites but the outloook is much improved. The gardens of the gites were re-designed in the spring of 2010 and the many shrubs planted in them are developing extremely well. More planting is planned for autumn 2014 and spring 2015.
Watch this space for more about our eco-friendly