Saving the bees should be at the forefront of our minds. Biodiversity is crucial and without wildflowers that just isn't possible. This is where bee bombs come into it. These handmade seedballs are made from sheltering local clay and sifted compost and are packed full with 1000s of tiny seeds native to the UK. Their seeds are on the Royal Horticultural Society's 'Perfect for Pollinators' list.
They couldn't be easier to use. You just scatter them where you'd like them to grow, make sure they get lots of sunny and water and then wait for them to pop up. Wildflowers can take a little longer to grow that other plants so make sure you stick with it until you start to see them. It could be that they don't grow until year 2 of being on the soil. So don't worry if you don't see them straight away - they're on their way!
1 pack provides coverage of about 2 square meters. They come in a hessian back tied with twine.
Included in each bee bomb pack is a selection of these wildflower seeds: Corn Camomile, Cornflower, Poppy, Corn Marigold, Red Campion, White Campion, Salad Burnet, Common Sorrel, Yellow Rattle, Self Heal, Cowslip, Ribwort Plantain, Oxeye Daisy, Lady's Bedstraw, Wild Carrot, Common Knapweed and Yarrow.
Based in Dorset, Bee Bombs sole purpose is to help bring the bee population back. Since the end of WWII wildflowers have lost 97% of their natural habitat, resulting in the bees losing theirs. These guys are doing something about it. And isn't that great.