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Wildflower Seed Pack

Last year, we partnered with Bee1 to combat the decline in bee populations and pave the way towards a brighter future. We sponsored a hive at Bee1 as part of our broader commitment to the environment and sustainability.

To add to this commitment, we have designed a beehive-shaped seed pack, which contains a diverse range of wildflower species. These packs will be distributed at exhibitions and sent to schools. The seed mixture used in the packs is supplied by Landlife Wildflowers (external link), a company with over twenty years of experience in growing and providing native British wildflower products.

The LWBP Butterfly & Bee Wildflower Seed Mix by Landlife Wildflowers is carefully formulated to provide maximum benefit to bees and butterflies, incorporating the RHS's recommended 'Plants for Pollinators'. This mix consists of 23 different native wildflower species and 3 naturalised 'super-pollinators', ensuring optimal support for these crucial pollinators.

You can purchase more seed packs here (external link)

We are delighted to introduce a beehive-shaped pack filled with Wildflower Seed Mix provided by Landlife Wildflowers. The seed mixture has been carefully formulated to support the growth of bee and butterfly populations and safeguard our vulnerable ecosystem. We are committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility. We are steadfast to protect our vital ecological system and putting beneficial measures in place that will enhance and preserve our planet for the well-being of future generations. Sponsoring a beehive at Bee1 was one step toward this mission and distributing wildflower seeds is another.
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LWBP Butterfly & Bee Wildflower Seed Mix performs best in low nutrient soils, which haven’t been heavily fertilised in the past. For best results sow into bare soil after clearing all existing plants and weeds from the area. Cultivate the ground to a depth of 10cm to relieve compaction and create a fine level tilth, free from obstructions (to allow for mowing at a later stage). Finish the seedbed by treading or lightly rolling the area, so that it is firm enough to stand on without leaving indentations.

Where weeds have been prevalent, allow a flush of weeds to germinate and remove these before sowing. In areas of high fertility, it may be necessary to remove the topsoil and sow into the subsoil. High nutrient soils encourage weeds and fast growing grasses which may outcompete the wildflowers in this mixture. LWBP can be used to overseed into existing grassland, provided the sward comprises only fine leaved grasses and does not include ryegrass, agricultural species or weeds. Cut the grass as short as possible and thoroughly scarify or rake the ground to remove any thatch, moss and other debris from the area.
BSBP should be sown between March and November. Spring and autumn provide ideal conditions as moisture and warmth are in good supply. If overseeding into grass, it is best to sow during autumn when grass growth has slowed down.

Distribute seed with a handheld or pedestrian spreader, at the recommended sowing rate of 3g/sqm. Mix the wildflower seeds with an inert carrier (such as sharp sand), at a ratio of four parts sand to one part seed (by weight). This makes it easier to achieve an even distribution and also provides a visual marker, making it easier to see any missed patches and avoid seeding areas twice.

Regularly mix the seed when sowing, as seeds will naturally separate due to variations in size and weight.

Once sown, ensure good ‘seed to soil’ contact by lightly raking to a depth of 0.5cm or rolling the area. When overseeding this encourages the seeds to fall down to the ground underneath.

It is also possible to broadcast, drill or hydroseed this mixture for larger or hard to reach areas. However, broadcast spreading throws heavier seeds further so this may impact the distribution and when drilling, the seed must not be buried deeper than 0.7cm.
The sowing rate of 3g/sqm is designed to produce optimum results. Reducing the sowing rate is likely to result in invasion from weed species. Increasing the sowing rate generally leads to reduced diversity as the more aggressive species will outcompete slower growing plants.

This rate also applies when overseeding into grassland as many seeds may fail to germinate due to the increased competition from the existing grasses, and some seeds not reaching the soil surface.
Instructions are from the Landlife Wildflowers website 
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