Bumblebee Seed Mix
This seed mix of native wildflowers and grasses is recommended by The Bumblebee Conservation Trust . It has a high proportion of Fabaceae - plants from the pea family - which bumblebees prefer as they have pollen with the highest protein content. These wildflowers will, of course, also benefit a range of other pollinators. This is a colourful seed mix which will do well in pretty much all other than very acidic or water-logged soils. We also offer a less diverse bumblebee mix as plug plants without the grasses. Like all our native wildflower seed, this element has guaranteed UK provenance.
3.0 Trifolium pratense Red Clover
2.0 Lotus corniculatus Bird's foot trefoil
2.0 Ranunculus acris Meadow Buttercup
1.0 Achillea millefolium Yarrow
2.0 Centaurea nigra Common Knapweed
1.5 Galium verum Lady's Bedstraw
2.0 Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain
1.0 Rhinanthus minor Yellow Rattle
2.0 Vicia cracca Tufted Vetch
0.3 Rumex acetosa Common Sorrel
1.0 Trifolium repens White Clover
0.2 Lathyrus pratensis Meadow Vetchling
2.0 Prunella vulgaris Selfheal
10.0 Common Bent Agrostis capillaris
10.0 Highland Bent Agrostis castellana
40.0 Chewings Fescue Festuca rubra commutata
25.0 Crested Dogstail Cynosurus cristatus
Sowing Rate: 4g per square metre, or 16kg per acre.
Seed mixtures may be ordered in 1 kg increments from 1 kg upwards. Quantities from 2 kg to 10 kg at the 2 kg rate and over 10 kg at the 10 kg rate.
Supplier : All Things Rural
We donate half of our profit on sales of this wildflower and grass seed mix to The Bumblebee Conservation Trust
We strongly recommend reading up on wildflower meadows before buying seed - see our resources section and brief guide to preparation and aftercare, which includes links to our "how to" blogs and video. We also run courses on meadow creation and management
Although we test our seed and it has high germination rates, you need to be careful about initial care and establishing an annual regime. Don't be put off though - once you get the hang of it it's pretty straightforward.