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British Native Wildflower Seeds - Bee & Butterfly Mix - 2g or 10g - RP Seeds

British Native Wildflower Seeds - Bee & Butterfly Mix - 2g or 10g

£2.49

Our Bee & Butterfly mix is a blend of nectar and pollen rich plants essential for bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Do your bit for nature by creating a natural environment for these important insects.

Mix contains 26 species, mainly hardy perennials with some biennials and annuals for some colour in the first year.  Plants heights vary to add interest and the mixture will flower from May to October.  All the seed is bred in the UK.

The mixture can be sown on bare soil or into existing grass at a rate of 2g/m2 on soil and 1g/m2 on grass.

  80% of the species in the mix have been awarded the RHS Plants for Pollinators mark.

RHS Plants for Pollinators. 

The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

 

Species: *

Common Agrimony (Agrimnia eupatoria

Borage (Borago officinalis)

Wild Clary (Salvia verbenaca)

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

White Clover (Trifolium repens)

Corn Cockle (Agrostemma githago)

Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)

Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Digitalis purpurea (Wild Foxglove)

Goat's Beard (Tragopogon pratensis)

Common Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)

Greater Knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa)

Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare)

Meadow Cranesbill (Geranium pratense)

Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)

Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi)

Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia)

Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis)

Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria

Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)

Bird's Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria)

Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

 

*  Species may vary according to seasonal availability.

 


GROWING GUIDE

Sow in autumn or early spring at a rate of 2g/m2 on bare soil or 1g/m2 on grass.

Prepare the ground
Bare soil:
• Clear all plant matter by digging and/or using glyphosate weedkiller
• Rake soil to a fine texture and firm down
• Leave for a few weeks and remove any new weed seedlings
Existing grass:
• Mow grass very short
• Remove perennial weeds
• Thin grass and create some bare patches/strips by raking or with weedkiller

Sowing
• Seed can be mixed with dry sand or compost to make it easier to sow evenly
• Roll or tread by foot to press seeds into the soil
• In very dry weather, water the area with a fine spray

Maintenance
• Remove any obvious weeds as they appear
• Keep area well watered in dry weather
• Bare soil: Clear area of plants in early autumn after they have shed seed, remove any weeds, rake and firm the soil. New plants will emerge in spring.
• Grassy meadows: Do not mow from spring to early autumn until plants have set seed. Mow as normal until early spring when new plants will emerge.

 



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