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Forget-me-not Seed Packet Memorial Gift Design 1

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Description

RHS Plants for PollinatorsThis Forget-me-not seed packet memorial gift is a wonderful way to remember a loved one.  It is made from white recycled paper and measures 9 x 12 cm.  You can add your personalisation details in the box above.  The seeds are wild Field Forget-me-not seeds (myosotis arvensis) and they are inside the packet in a paper sachet (not foil and plastic).  The sowing instructions are printed on the back of the seed packet.

This memorial gift is perfect for inserting into the order of service or handing out to people at the end of the service.

Forget-me-nots are also good self-seeders so you will have a flowery reminder of your loved one for many years to come.

About Forget-me-nots

Forget-me-nots are best sown in the Autumn so that they flower the following spring.  They produce masses of tiny, delicate blue flowers with yellow centres.  The plant’s Latin name – myosotis – derives from the Latin for mouse ear, which the leaves tend to resemble.

Forget-me-nots have been around since the late 1300’s when Henry IV took the plant as his emblem.  It was known as Scorpion Grass, according to the herbalist Gerard (1633),  because its flowerhead was thought to resemble a scorpion’s tail.  Therefore it was also believed to cure the sting of a scorpion, and snake and dog bites.

 In German folklore, a knight picked Forget-me-not for his love as they walked by a river.  He tripped and fell in but before he drowned he threw his love the flowers and cried  “Forget me not!”

In days of old, blacksmiths kept a bunch of Forget-me-nots in their forge to protect horses from injury.  In the language of flowers, Forget-me-nots are symbolic of true love.

About 30 cm

Perennial

Sun or semi-shade

Masses of little blue flowers with yellow centres

Seed sowing instructions

Forget-me-not seeds are best sown in October/November so that they are flowering the following spring.  However, if that is not possible, they can be sown during spring or summer for flowering the following year.  They can be sown directly onto the soil or in pots/trays of compost. If sowing onto the soil, find an area of are soil and sprinkle the seeds on top.  Gently push them into the soil and water (no need to cover with more soil).  Sow the same way onto pots of compost.  Once you have big enough seedlings, carefully remove and grow on individually in small pots until big enough to plant outside.

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