We love bees! They also need our help as they are in serious decline. This recycled seeds for bees wedding favour seed packet containing seeds that will attract bees to your garden – Selfheal, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Field Scabious and Lesser Knapweed – is the perfect way to encourage your guests to do their bit to save our bees! The seeds are perennials and great for pots (if your guests have no garden) or in the garden itself. Also, the seeds are British wildflower species and are grown in the UK. You will get around a gram of seeds.
Each seed packet is made from recycled manilla paper and measures 9 x 12 cm. The seeds are inside in a sealed plastic wallet and the sowing instructions are printed on the back. The bees and hive motif is hand-stamped on the front of the packet. The front of the packet is also personalised with your wedding details – please advise these above.
How to sow wildflower bee seeds
Wildflower 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.
Some info on the seeds
A pretty lilac colour wildflower and almost pin cushion-like in appearance. It is also known as Gipsy Rose and Ladies’ Hatpins. It is an attractive plant to bees and butterflies – it is the particular food plant of the Marsh Fritillary butterfly and Common Burnet, Lime Speck Pug, Shaded Pug and Narrow Bordered Bee Hawk moth. It is the preferred nectar source for the Small Skipper, Marbled White, Red Admiral, Essex Skipper and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies. Field Scabious grows to about 2 ft in height. The whole plant, excluding the root, was made into skin ointment for treating scabs, sores, ulcers, gangrene and dandruff. Also used for fever, coughs, pleurisy, lung problems and stitch. Do not try any of these remedies, though, without first consulting a qualified herbal practitioner.
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!