Wildflower Seeds - Bee & Butterfly Mix - 2g
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 20 species, all bred in the UK, flowering from late spring to late summer. Plant heights vary to give structure and form.
The mixture can be sown on bare soil or into existing grass and one 2g packet will cover 1 sq m on bare soil or 2 sq m on grass.
Achillea millefolium - Yarrow
Centaurea nigra - Common Knapweed
Centaurea scabiosa - Greater Knapweed
Daucus carota - Wild Carrot
Echium vulgare - Viper's Bugloss
Eupatorium cannabinum - Hemp Agrimony
Galium verum - Lady's Bedstraw
Knautia arvensis - Field Scabious
Leontodon hispidus - Rough Hawkbit
Leucanthemum vulgare - Oxeye Daisy
Lotus corniculatus - Birdsfoot Trefoil
Onobrychis viciifolia - Sainfoin
Origanum vulgare - Wild Marjoram
Primula veris - Cowslip
Prunella vulgaris - Selfheal
Ranunculus acris - Meadow Buttercup
Rhinanthus minor - Yellow Rattle
Silene dioica - Red Campion
Trifolium pratense - Wild Red Clover
Vicia cracca - Tufted Vetch
Sow in autumn or early spring at a rate of 2g/m2 on bare soil or 1g/m2 on grass.
Prepare the ground
• 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
• Mow grass very short
• Remove perennial weeds
• Thin grass and create some bare patches/strips by raking or with weedkiller
• 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
• 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.