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Wild Flower Bee Seeds

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Our bees are under threat due to climate change, pesticides and loss of habitat – we can help them by providing an area in our gardens.

These wildflower seeds do exactly that.

Help to save bees and other pollinators now by planting your own wildflower area.

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Lets help to create more places for bees – by planting these bee seeds in your garden or in a pot on your patio/balcony, you can attract bees and give them the food they need to survive.

 

Instructions:

Rake soil, then sprinkle these seeds somewhere warm and sunny (between Feb-Oct) over 1sq m. Cover with 1cm soil, firm down. With a bit of water they will begin to bloom, then watch the bees  & butterflies arrive in approx 4wks.

 

Grazing Safe 50:50 Wildflower Seeds Only approved Native British RHS Flower seeds. No invasive species and a perfect mix for a great grazing safe meadow. Safe for all grazing farm animals, including horses. Wonderful for pollinators. This mix of grazing safe wildflower seeds and grasses will create a colourful and natural look and you’ll also be helping save the UK Bee population, by providing a fantastic habitat and source of pollination.

Contains 50% mixed grazing grasses, 37.5% Crimson Clover and 12.5% Cornflower seeds. The mixed grass seeds are essential for supporting the flower growth and providing structure to the meadow. They are crucial for spreading the seeds, rather than some mixes that contain sand, there is no sand in our meadow mix. Just a diverse range of 50% wildflowers and 50% grasses (see list below). The native British species included in this mixture create an attractive display and are selected for being fast growing, easy to establish and safe for grazing animals. It is often hard to find grasses and wildflowers that are safe for animal consumption and promote the environment. Growing wildflowers is so important for the environment. The flowers look and smell great, as well as being an excellent food source and creating great habitats for a range of animals and pollinating insects including honey bees, butterflies and moths.

Wildflower packs include: 1 Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) – 12.5% 2 Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatum) – 37.5% 3 Grazing safe grasses – 50%

Chewings Fescue, Strong Creeping Red Fescue, Slender Creeping Red Fescue, Hard Fescue and Crested Dogstail

(for crop strength, supporting stems and to act as a spreading compound. Our seed mixes do not contain sand like other suppliers)

 

WE NEED BEES

 

Why we need to help bees

 

Bees pollinate flowers, plants and crops that support other species (including humans). Without bees, the future well-being of our children and grandchildren would be at risk.

 

That’s why it’s so worrying that 11 bee species have become extinct in the UK since 1900 and a further 35 are on the threatened species list.

 

Three reasons Britain’s bees need your help today:

 

  • The loss of habitat is the most pressing problem facing British bees: 97% of our vital grasslands have been lost in the past 60 years.
  • Bees pollinate 75% of our main food crops worldwide, including some of our favourite produce like apples, strawberries and tomatoes.
  • Scientists estimate that it would cost over £1.8 billion every single year to pollinate UK crops by hand.

You can read more about what we are doing to save the planet here in our Environment Policy.

 

You can read more about saving bees here.

 

Please do not use pesticides or weed killer in your gardens. It is extremely damaging to all wildlife and insects. You can read more about that here.

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