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Bat Conservation Trust Charity Wedding Favour

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Made in Britain

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We love bats and are so pleased that Bat Conservation Trust are working with us! Our Bat Conservation Trust charity wedding favour will raise funds for their fantastic work in helping bats.  The charity strives for a world where bats and people can thrive together in harmony, so their work focuses on gathering information about bats and how they use their landscapes, taking action to both protect bats and enhance the landscape they rely on, and to inspire people about bats and their conservation. Registered charity number 1012361.  20p from every Bat Conservation charity wedding favour bought will be donated to the charity.

These seed packets are made from recycled manilla paper and measure 9 x 12 cm.  The front is personalised with your wedding details – please advise in the Personalisation box above. The seeds inside are British-grown British wildflower seeds that are great for attracting the insects that bats feed on – Red Campion and Ox-eye Daisy.  The seeds are packed into paper sachets, not plastic and foil.  They are also very easy to sow and germinate well.  If you are not going to use them imminently, store them somewhere cool and dry out of direct sunlight and the seeds will be viable for a few years.

Perfect wedding favour for the couple who are batty about each other!

RHS Plants for Pollinators

Bat in hole
Photo courtesy of Bat Conservation Trust

About the Seeds

Red Campion

Red Campion wildflower

Also known as Adders’ Flower, Jack-by-the-Hedge, Red Mintchop, Soldiers’ Buttons and Scalded Apples, Red Campion is a hardy perennial, growing 1 – 3 ft (30 – 92 cm) high. Pretty, bright-red/pink flowers with divided petals, which close at night, and sticky leaves. Great favourite of the long-tongued bumble-bee and good nectar plant for butterflies and other insects.  Food plant of the Rivulet, Campion, Lychnis, Twin Spot Carpet, Marbled Clover and Sandy Carpet moths.

Red Campion generally flowers May to September but sometimes goes on longer. Will thrive in semi-shade or full sun.

 

Ox-eye Daisy

Ox-eye Daisy wildflower

Hardy perennial wildflower that looks like a big daisy. Also known as Moon Daisy, Marguerite and Maudlin Daisy. Ht 2 – 3 ft (60 – 90 cm). It is a native grassland wildflower, found in meadows and open woods. The word “daisy” comes from two Anglo-Saxon words – daeyes and eayes = day’s eye.  It has many herbal uses – but please seek advice before using!  Great plant for insects.

Ox-eye Daisies are long-flowering, from May to October, and often later.

 

 

April to as late as October.

Up to around 60 cm.

Hardy perennials

Sun or semi-shade

Dark pink – Red Campion

White daisy flowers with yellow centres – Ox-eye Daisy

These seeds are very easy to sow and germinate well – they are also prolific self-seeders so if you leave the seedheads on you will have loads more Red Campions and Ox-eye Daisies all over the place in your garden!  Find a patch of bare soil in a sunny or partially sunny spot, and sprinkle on the seeds.  Press them into the soil agently and water – no need to cover with more soil.  Keep an eye on them and water as required.
Seed sowing instructions

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