Bee Mix Seedballs
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Five native wildflower species recommended by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust for their easily accessible pollen and nectar.
Red clover (Trifolium pretense). Perennial with trefoil leaves and pinky red flowers. Adds vital nitrogen to the soil. 10 - 45cm tall, flowers May to September.
Birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus). A perennial with clusters of yellow/orange pea like leaves. 15-25cm tall, flowers May to October.
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea). A tall biennial (flowering stem grows in the second year) with pink and purple flowers on spikes. 60 - 150cm tall, flowers May -June.
Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare). A tall biennial (flowering stem grows in the second year) with incredibly blue flowers emerging from pink buds. 30 - 90cm tall, flowers June to September.
Wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare). Aromatic perennial with dark purple buds and pinkish purple flowers. Leaves are edible and can be used to flavour tomato dishes. 30 - 60cm tall, flowers April to November.