Be wild

Wildlife & meadow seed

Specialist pollinators, including some bumblebees and solitary bees, collect nectar and pollen from a restricted range of plants. These are often wild flowers, so many garden plants are of no benefit to them. Traditionally managed flower-rich meadows, are now a rare feature of the British landscape and this may be a contributory factor in the decline of some bumblebee and solitary bee species. Where suitable habitat remains, it is often fragmented, making it more difficult for bee populations to expand and colonise new areas.
— RHS

Wild plants are important. They clothe our landscape, support all animal life, and keep our environment and climate in good order. Some of these seeds are for wild flowers (all seed is from sustainable sources, including HRH Prince of Wales), and some are flowers that are not necessarily wild, but which are the biggest supporters of bees, butterflies, insects and moths.

(Not that this distinction really matters, but what most people mean by a ‘wild flower arrangement’ is cottage garden. I try not to mind.)


Meadow seed

The Royal Meadows: Highgrove mixture
4.00
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lessons for life: bee true, bee kind, bee friendly. Bee complete.

Available individually, or if someone is really in need of nuture and guidance, as a set of all three. Borage and phacelia and two of the most nectar rich flowers there are, and both flower from very early to late in the season, filling the gaps when there is little else around.

Bee True - Fiddleneck
3.00
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Bee Kind - Borage 'Blue'
3.00
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Bee Friendly - Cornflowers double mixed
3.00
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