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Wildflower Seeds - Bee & Butterfly Mix

Wildflower Seeds - Bee & Butterfly Mix - 2g

£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 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.

Species:

Achillea millefolium - Yarrow   Achillea millefolium - Yarrow

Centaurea nigra - Common Knapweed   Centaurea nigra - Common Knapweed

Centaurea scabiosa - Greater Knapweed    Centaurea scabiosa - Greater Knapweed

Daucus carota - Wild Carrot    Daucus carota - Wild Carrot

Echium vulgare    Echium vulgare - Viper's Bugloss

Eupatorium cannabinum - Hemp Agrimony    Eupatorium cannabinum - Hemp Agrimony

Galium verum - Lady's Bedstraw    Galium verum - Lady's Bedstraw

Knautia arvensis - Field Scabious    Knautia arvensis - Field Scabious

Leontodon hispidus - Rough Hawkbit

Leucanthemum vulgare - Oxeye Daisy    Leucanthemum vulgare - Oxeye Daisy

Lotus corniculatus - Birdsfoot Trefoil    Lotus corniculatus - Birdsfoot Trefoil

Onobrychis viciifolia - Sainfoin    Onobrychis viciifolia - Sainfoin

Origanum vulgare - Wild Marjoram    Origanum vulgare - Wild Marjoram

Primula veris - Cowslip    Primula veris - Cowslip

Prunella vulgaris - Selfheal    Prunella vulgaris - Selfheal

Ranunculus acris - Meadow Buttercup    Ranunculus acris - Meadow Buttercup

Rhinanthus minor - Yellow Rattle    Rhinanthus minor - Yellow Rattle

Silene dioica - Red Campion    Silene dioica - Red Campion

Trifolium pratense - Wild Red Clover    Trifolium pratense - Wild Red Clover

Vicia cracca - Tufted Vetch    Vicia cracca - Tufted Vetch

 


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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