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Just Married Seed Packet Wedding Favour Design 2

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RHS Plants for PollinatorsQuirky seed packet wedding favour, emblazoned with Just Married!  The seed packet measures 9 x 12 cm and is 100% recycled and recyclable.  The seeds are UK wildflower species, grown in the UK without chemicals.  They are all perfect for butterflies, bees and other insects. The seeds themselves will be in a paper sachet inside the packet )not a foil and plastic one).  They are also viable for a few years so if you are not using them soon, they can be stored somewhere cool and dry out of direct sunlight.  The seeds will be in a paper sachet, not plastic and foil.

The seed packet is also personalised with your wedding details – please advise these in the personalisation box above.

About the Seeds

Cornflower

Bee on cornflower

This pretty wildflower was once common in the wild in cornfields but is now very rare in the wild, having been eradicated by farmers.  The flowers are blue and “fluffy” and much loved by bumblebees, honeybees and solitary bees.  All members of the centaurea family are rich in nectar.

Latin name – centaurea cyanus

Height – 60 cm

Habitat – sun

Annual

Flowering time – June to August

Corn Marigold

corn marigold2

Corn Marigold is popular with butterflies, bees and other bugs. Its vibrant yellow flowers are fabulous

Latin name – chrysanthemum segetum

Height – 60 cm

Flowering time – June to August

Annual

Habitat – sunny

 

Poppy

Poppy with hoverfliesFamiliar red flowers sometimes seen in field margins in the wild, or, rarely, abundant in fields.  Poppies are also wild grassland and meadow flowers.

Latin name – papaver rhoeas

Height – up to 60 cm

Habitat – sunny

Flowering time – June to September

Hardy annual.

Poppies produce abundant pollen, which is generally very dark in colour. Bumblebees and honeybees in particular seem to like it.  Some reports suggest that poppies may have a bit of a narcotic effect on bees, someone in Germany noting that when his honeybees had been on poppies, they had trouble finding the entrance to their hive!  Hoverflies also really like poppies.

Corn Chamomile

Corn chamomileAs the name suggests, this wildflower has yellow and white chamomile-like flowers.  Common in fields, meadows and grassland.

Latin name – anthemis arvensis

Height – 40 cm

Hardy annual

Habitat – sunny

Flowering time – May to September

Corn Chamomile provides nectar for butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects.

About 60 cm

Hardy annuals

Full sun

Poppy – red

Cornflower – blue

Corn Chamomile – white daisy flowers with yellow centres

Corn Marigold – yellow

In spring, find a bare patch of soil in full sun and sprinkle on the seeds.  Press them into the soil and water.  The seeds can also be sown in the same way in big troughs or pots of compost.Seed sowing instructions

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