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Last Chance Animal Rescue Seed Packet Wedding Favour

£1.15 Inc VAT

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RHS Plants for PollinatorsLast Chance Animal Rescue is a fantastic rescue with two “branches” in Kent – New Romney and Edenbridge.  Our family have rehomed 2 dogs from them so can tell you first-hand that they love their animals!  They rescue animals of all types, some awaiting destruction in Welsh pounds, others handed in to them for whatever reason, good or bad. They provide medical care, food, shelter and love for them all and ultimately find them loving homes. If for any reason, things do not work out, they always take them back.

By buying these seed packets as your wedding favours you can rest assured that your donations will go towards providing care for dogs, cats and other animals before they find their forever homes.

20p from every Last Chance Animal Rescue seed packet wedding favour sold will go to Last Chance Animal Rescue.  Help the animals, sow the seeds!

The seed packets can be personalised with your names and wedding date (please advise those in the box above), and the seeds inside are a mix of wildflower seeds – helping the butterflies and bees in  your garden! Seed mix is Cornflower, Corn Marigold, Poppy and Corn Chamomile – all British wildflower species, with the seeds being grown in the UK without pesticides.  On the reverse of the packet are the sowing instructions.  The seeds are inside the packet in a paper sachet (not plastic and foil).  If you are not going to use your seed packets for a few months or so, store them somewhere cool and dry out of direct sunlight.  The seeds are viable for a few years.

If you love dogs and cats, then Last Chance is the charity you should support!  Here are the gorgeous doggies we adopted from Last Chance:


Jojo was with us 12  years but sadly and very unexpectedly went over the rainbow bridge in December 2019. We miss her so much.

 

 

 

Tyler is an 8-year old Lurcher whose owner could no longer look after him, so, at the age of 6, he came to live with us.  He is very vocal, liking to chat when excited about going for a walk, coming back from a walk or telling us when it is time for dinner.  He is also head of security for Wildflower Favours

 

Registered charity number is 1002349.

www.lastchanceanimalrescue.co.uk

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.

Up to around 60 cm

Hardy annuals

Full sun.  If you plant in the sahde they will grow straggly and won’t flower.

Cornflwoer – blue

Red Campion – dark pink

Corn Chamomile – white daisy-like flwoers with yellow centres

Poppy – red

These are very easy to sow and germinate quickly!  Find a bare patch of soil in a sunny spot and sprinkle on the seeds.  Gently press them into the soil (no need to cover with more soil) and water.  Kep an eye on them and water again when needed.  If you leave the seedheads on after flowering, you will get a few more of the same appear next year!

Seed sowing instructions

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