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Having received a seed pack from Beekeeper Tom, what next?

The packet contains a flower mix for Butterflies and , responsibly sourced from DEFRA licensed, registered and inspected suppliers.

A stunning mix of annual and perennial flower varieties selected to maximise nectar for bees and butterflies all summer long.  Height 18 – 24 Inches.  Best in full sun.

2017 Pure Wild Flower Mix

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)/ Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) / White Clover (Trifolium repens) / Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatum) / Burnet (Sanguisorba officinalis)/ Black Medick (Medicago lupulina) / Chicory (Cichorium intybus) / Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) / Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) / Sheeps Parsley (Petroselenium Crispum) / Sanfoin (Onobrychis) / Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) / Field Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) / Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) / Red Campion (Silene dioica) / Ladys or Yellow Bedstraw (Galium verum) / Corn Chamomile (Anthemis arvensis) / Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris) / Wild Carrot (Daucus carota) / Betony (Stachys officinalis) / Vetch (Vicia) / Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) / White Campion (Silene latifolia) / Fullers Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) / Corncockle (Agrostemma githago) / Borage-Starflower (Borago officinalis) / Bitter Blue Lupin (Lupinus angustifolius) / Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) / Foxglove (Digitalis) / Forget Me Not (Myosotis) / Wheat (Triticum) / Barley (Hordeum vulgare) / Californian Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) / Self-Heal (Prunella) / Yellow Rattle

 

2016 Mix

Black Eyed Susan / Blanket Flower / California Poppy / Candytuft / China Aster / Dwarf Cornflower / Dwarf Godetia / Dwarf Corepsis / Dwarf Lupin / Dwarf Red Coneflower / Echinacea / Gayfeather / Larkspur / Lemon Mint / Scarlet Sage / Siberian Wallflower / Sweet Alyssum

2015-11-22 15.13.25

 

Sowing rate 10gm per 8 square metres
(Equates to approximately half a square metre per packet)

Can be sown from late autumn to late spring.

Weed the area as best as possible as this mix is best sown on bare soil.  Rake over then roller or walk on area to firm the soil.  Once sown gently rake in and then if rain is not imminent, water with a fine spray.

More seeds are available upon request.