Each seed packet is completely recycled and measures 9 x 12 cm. The design on the front is personalised with your details – please advise these in the box above. The reverse of the packet details the seeds inside and the sowing instructions. The seeds inside are perfect perennials for bees (and other insects too!) – Lesser Knapweed, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Field Scabious and Selfheal. They are also grown in the UK and are native UK species. They are in a paper sachet inside the packet.
How to Sow Seeds to Help the Bees
Our bee seeds are very easy to sow – simply choose a sunny, weed-free spot (or a pot of peat-free compost) and sprinkle on the seeds. No need to cover them with soil/compost – just gently press them into the soil. Water well and wait for them to germinate, watering if necessary.
One of our favourite wildflowers here at Wildflower Favours! This wildflower products many stems of gorgeous purple flowers that the bees absolutely love! Can grow as high as 3 ft.
Birdsfoot Trefoil is a low-growing wildflower found in pastures and meadows and other grassland. Its yellow pea-like flowers are magnets for bees!
Selfheal is also very popular with bees. Again, it is often found in the wild in grassland, meadows and verges and its low-growing purple flowers are very striking. Hundreds of years ago Selfheal was thought to be good for curing sore throats because its flower head was thought to resemble a throat!