Seedball Tin Bee Mix

  • A mix of five native wildflower species that are great for bees.
  • Foxglove, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Wild Marjoram, Red Clover & Viper's-Bugloss.
  • 20 balls per tin, 30 seeds per ball.
  • Easy to use, simply scatter on top of soil in a garden bed or planter.
  • Scatter in spring or autum. Sprouts seen in 4-6 weeks.

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea).
A tall biennial (flowering stem grows in the second year) with pink and purple flowers on spikes.
Height: 60 - 150cm.
Flowers: June to September.
Toxicity
: Poisonous if eaten.
Geeklet: Foxgloves are a really good ‘bridging plant’, as they bloom late May-June, a period when the bulbs have finished and the summer perennials are yet to be at their best!

Red Clover (Trifolium pretense).
Perennial with trefoil leaves and pinky red flowers. Good weed suppressor.
Height: 10 - 45cm.
Flowers: May to September.
Geeklet: The Trifolium can help to break up heavy soil over time, plus it adds
nitrogen to the soil, meaning healthy plants all round!

Birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus).
A perennial with clusters of yellow/orange pea like leaves.
Height: 15-25cm.
Flowers: May to October.
Geeklet: Lotus corniculatus is such a sunny little thing, why not try it mixed into
your summer baskets and patio pots??

Viper's Bigloss (Echium vulgare).
A tall biennial (flowering stem grows in the second year) with
incredibly blue flowers emerging from pink buds.
Height: 30 - 90cm.
Flowers: June to September.
Geeklet: If you’re looking to do something a little different with your echium,
why not try growing a low blue hedge with it, or scatter it amongst paving slabs to soften the landscape and add a punch of colour.

Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare). 
Aromatic perennial with dark purple buds and pinkish purple flowers.
Height: 30 - 60cm.
Flowers: April to November.
Geeklet: The Wild Marjoram is not only a wildflower, but can also double up as a pretty damn tasty pizza topping, along with your very best sweet tomatoes!

 

Bee Mix now also contains extra bee loving annuals: Cornflower, Chamomile, Corn Marigold & Night-Flowering Catchfly.