Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Charity Wedding Favour

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Photo: Chris Dresh, ARC

amphibian and reptile conservationWe are really pleased to have partnered with the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Charity (ARC) to support their amazing work (Registered charity number England & Wales 1130188, Scotland SC044097).

ARC conserves amphibians and reptiles, and the habitats on which they depend, to protect them for future generations. As a small charity with 30 staff, they own 24 sites, manage 80 sites, and work with around 1,000 volunteers each year. ARC patrons include the TV presenters Chris Packham and Iolo Williams.

Amphibian and reptile habitats, in particular ponds, act as carbon sinks, absorb carbon dioxide from the air, filter air pollutants, improve air quality, and help to reduce the risk of flooding.

ARC runs projects aimed at supporting particular species in need, such as natterjack toads, pool frogs and sand lizards. The benefits go far beyond the amphibian and reptile species themselves, which play a vital role in functioning ecosystems and overall biodiversity.

They work with other organisations (such as Wildlife Trusts) and government agencies to ensure that the protected site series includes important areas for amphibians and reptiles, and that monitoring and management is effective.

ARC also works with schools to educate children about the need for conserving reptiles and amphibians.

Scientific research also underpins the conservation activities carried out by Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. This includes the development of robust monitoring techniques on which the status of our species can be assessed.

For every seed packet sold dedicated to ARC, a donation of 20p will be made to the charity.  The seed packet is recycled and contains only British-grown, British wildflower species.  The seeds are in a paper sachet inside the seed packet – not platstic and foil!  Your wedding details are printed on the front, please fill in those details in the personalisation box above.  The back of the seed packet contains the sowing instructions and seed content.

Please consider supporting the work of ARC, reptiles and amphibians are another important and vital aspect of the incredible biodiversity on this planet.

About the Seeds

RHS Plants for PollinatorsThere are 15 species of wildflower in this mix, although not every packet may have all 15, due to seed distribution.  All of them are amazing for insects!  They are also UK wildflower species, grown in the UK. Seed content is as follows (please click each species to find out more information about them):

Yarrow, Lesser Knapweed, Wild Carrot, Ladies Bedstraw, Rough Hawkbit, Ox-eye Daisy, Ribwort Plantain, Selfheal, Meadow Buttercup, Cowslip, Yellow Rattle, Sorrel, Salad Burnet, White Campion and Red Campion.

 

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Late spring to late summer

Various, up to around 90 cm

Perennial – the wildflowers will flower every year but not necessarily the first year

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Shades of pink, purple, green, white and yellow.

Best sown in spring or autumn, find a bare patch of soil in a sunny spot and sprinkle on the seeds.  Press them gently into the soil and water.  Continue watering as required.  At the end of flowering, chop the plants to ground level and clear up the cuttings.  Alternatively, let the seeds drop first or collect them for more wildflowers next year!

Seed sowing instructions

We say to allow 14 days plus delivery time for your order.  It really depends on the time of year and how busy we are.  Orders are also opened in strict order of receipt so please do not put a message on your order form about delivery as it won’t be seen until we get to your order – and by then it might be too late!  If you need your order quite soon or urgently, please call or email us and we will do our best to accommodate your deadline.  Full delivery information can be read here.

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