News & Events

Below you can browse the latest and archived Botanicoir news, events and press releases. Read through our product advances, growing innovations and industry developments.

Mar 23, 2023  |  News

Essex-based fruit farm’s innovative strawberry growing system pays off

An Essex-based fruit farm has defied the odds to grow strawberries in challenging conditions, thanks to innovative farming practices and consistent, free-draining coir growing media. Farm manager for Wilkin and Sons, which is behind the Tiptree preserves brand, Andrey Ivanov, was told that due to water scarcity and the high sodium and chloride content in… Read in full >

Mar 23, 2023  |  News

Meet the team: Kalum Balasuriya

Kalum is our managing director, and one of our three founders. He is a driving force behind the business and his vision has established a clear presence in the growing community, ensuring Botanicoir and our high-quality coco coir remain at the forefront of the UK horticultural sector. When did you launch Botanicoir and why? We… Read in full >

Mar 20, 2023  |  News

Making the most of your coir: Top tips from Mark Davies

With multiple issues putting our fruit growers under pressure, we’re doing our utmost to ensure that your growing media isn’t one of them. We speak to Mark Davies, head of fruit at Agrovista, for top tips on getting the most from your Botanicoir Precision Plus Ultra (PPU) grow bags. “If you buy the right coir… Read in full >

Dec 15, 2022  |  News

Supporting our local orphanage this Christmas

At Christmas time each year instead of giving our clients gifts, we send over a donation to pay for items needed at an orphanage local to our Sri Lankan operations. With the local economy the way that it is, the orphanage hasn’t received the food donations it usually would because people are stretched financially, so… Read in full >



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