Our plantable gifts and cards use wildflower varieties and mixes that have been grown and harvested in the U.k and we pride ourselves on using (in our opinion) one of the best seed suppliers in the U.k which has been working with wildseed for over 30 years. Not only are they expert growers they are also ecologists that promote and educate on the positive effects of growing wild flowers for now and the future.
Wildflowers are both beautiful and beneficial, and to so many of our wild friends, they are a life source. The decline of the Bumblebee has had a high profile presence recently with effort being made to increase awareness of planting wildflowers that provide them with food and shelter. Changes in agricultural techniques have meant that there are far fewer wildflowers in the landscape than there used to be, meaning that many of our bumblebee species are struggling to survive. Bumblebees drink nectar and eat pollen- nothing else, so they rely solely upon nectar-rich wildflowers for survival.
If the plight of the humble Bumblebee is not enough to get you digging out your own small meadow plot, then how about a whole host of Butterfly beauties? Wildflowers will also attract Small Coppers, Common Blues, Marbled whites, Meadow Browns and small Skippers, amongst other creatures.
Like all plants, wild flower seeds should be treated with care and caution. Keep in a cool, dry and preferably dark place until ready to sow. Some varieties may need periods of chilling to break dormancy but sowing directly into the plot will allow nature to do its trick.
If you would like any further information about growing our seeds please get in touch and we will be happy to help.