Garden Flowers Nectar & Pollen, Bee Happy organic seed mixes

£15.00

Common Name: Garden Flowers Nectar & Pollen 100% organic

£15.00
£15.00

Description

These mixes can provide long-term planting schemes (all these hardy herbs and wild flowers are very well behaved, rarely venturing out of their little patch) and will provide serious nectar and pollen for all pollinators. We have a mix for light/sandy loams and another mix for heavy/clay soils, though free-draining is required for both. Ideal for a semi-wild, cottage-garden or prairie style, or even window boxes and large planters (use the mix for light soils in compost) which will all provide a stunning display and be a life-line for pollinators, day and night. Sow into weed-free soil, or well scarified lawns. All seed is 100% organic.
Sowing rate for bare soil 1-2g/m2. Sowing rate
Sowing rate for sowing into well scarified lawns you wish to convert to flowering longer grass: 1g/m2. Most of these seed are very small and light so there are hundreds of seeds/gram
Sowing into bare soil is ideal with our non-aggressive grass mix for longer term display (see ‘Meadow and Wild grass mix’) at a ratio of 50% garden flowers : 50% grasses, at a rate of 2-3g/m2. Broadcast evenly by hand onto finely raked soil, then tread or roll in (but do not try to cover with soil as very small seeds will go too deep and lie dormant). The best time to sow is in Autumn or Spring when the soil is warm enough for germination and with enough rain for growth. (Winter sowing should be avoided unless you wish to feed the local mouse population, and summer sowing can result in delicate seedlings being knocked out by drought).
Seeds grown and mixed by Bee Happy Plants & Seeds
We have chosen a selection from the following list for each mix:
Please note: Herbaceous perennials such as these will flower in their second year of growth, and during the winter their stems and leaves die back while their energy is stored in the roots waiting for spring, when their leaves will reappear.
Alkanet, Anchusa officinalis
Chives, Allium schoenoprasm
Marshmallow, Althaea officinalis
Anise hyssop Agastache foeniculum
Betony, Betonica officinalis
Clustered Bellflower, Campanula glomerata
Cornflower, Centaurea cyanus
Greater Knapweed, Centaurea scabiosa
Cone flower, Echinacea purpurea
Hemp Agrimony, Eupatorium cannabinum
Wild Strawberry, Fragaria vesca
Native Geranium, Geranium pratense
Field Scabious, Knautia arvensis
Motherwort, Leonurus cardiaca
Toadflax, Linaria vulgaris
Bird’s-foot Trefoil, Lotus corniculatus
Purple Loose-strife, Lythrum salicaria
Horehound, Marrubium vulgare
Catmint, Nepeta cataria
Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis
Onobrychis viciifolia, Sainfoin
Common Poppy, Papaver rhoeas
Phacelia, Phacelia tanacetifolium
Culinary Sage, Salvia officinalis
Yellow woundwort, Stachys recta
Devil’s-bit Scabious, Succisa pratensis