Lisa's been at Colour Wheel for a year

PUBLISHED: 13:51 15 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:03 15 June 2010

COLOUR Wheel Plants at Offwell is aiming to go peat-free, offering 100 per cent recycled compost. The initiative is part of owner Lisa Bartrop's efforts to celebrate the end of her first year in business.

COLOUR Wheel Plants at Offwell is aiming to go peat-free, offering 100 per cent recycled compost.The initiative is part of owner Lisa Bartrop's efforts to celebrate the end of her first year in business.As well as offering the Pavilion coffee shop to local clubs for evening meetings, she is set to introduce a loyalty card scheme and a free garden club newsletter and email bulletins to customers. Those who sign up will benefit from discounts and special offers.Reflecting on her first year at Colour Wheel, Lisa said: "It's been good. The coffee shop has been very successful. We have extended the outside seating area, so we can offer better facilities."Lisa has also increased Colour Wheel's stock range to include fragranced roses, more shrubs and an increased range of perennials."I am trying to go as peat-free as possible," she explained. "I am going to be stocking 100 per cent recycled compost and already recycle pots."It has been a successful first year, despite the weather."My aim for the next year is to encourage more people in to see us. My message is 'Don't pass us by, give us a try'. We are small and friendly and there are not many like us around now.

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