Growing Wild Flowers
Growing native wild flowers is one of the best things you can do to support our pollinators - which is why we include free seeds with every order. Your packet will include species such as cornflower, corn poppy, vipers bugloss, yellow rattle and more. Unfortunately, many of the colourful bedding plants available in garden centres are useless to bees and butterflies. They have been over-bred to look attractive and as a result, have either lost the ability to produce pollen or it is too difficult for insects to access.
You don't need a big garden to help pollinators, you can plant your seeds in pots or window boxes - you could even do some guerilla gardening and scatter them in a public space! When lots of people plant nectar rich flowers, 'wildlife corridors' are created accross urban environments, allowing insects to move around easily. The best time to plant wildflower seeds is in autumn (for growth the following year) or spring - Let us see your results on social media!
How to use your free wild flower seeds:
- Create a patch of bare earth or fill pots with peat free compost
- Scatter seeds
- Rake in or cover with fine layer of compost
- Water well