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What are wildflower seed bombs?
Wildflower Seed Bombs are little balls of compost that contain wildflower seeds and are coated in clay to stop hungry animals from getting to the seeds!
They are plant-tastic for providing habitat and food for our essential pollinator friends, the bees and butterflies.
Why should I build one?
SUPPORT OUR DECLINING BEE POPULATION
Bees are not only the bees knees but they are the world’s top pollinators! Bees aren’t able to travel very far to find food, so having an area where they can get food and have shelter is super important, especially in an urban area like London.
THEY HELP FRUIT AND VEGETABLES GROW
Wildflowers can help look after our pollinators by giving them food from their nectar. This gives them the energy to then go on and pollinate our food crops so that we can continue to eat delicious fruits and vegetables.
BEES POLLINATE TREES AND FLOWERS TO HELP CLEAN OUR AIR
but also provide habitats for wildlife. From supporting the bees through your wildflowers, you’re also supporting the surrounding habitats and wildlife in it! #YAAS.
When to throw the bomb?!
There’s no digging required when scattering the ‘bombs’. Simply throw them onto flowerbeds or open patches of earth and make sure you water them regularly if it doesn’t rain. This will help the clay start to erode and after a few weeks, you should spot seedlings emerging from the ‘bombs’ which will grow into beautiful flowers.
If you'd like them to bloom this year, then scatter them in May or Early June. If you'd like them to bloom next spring you can scatter them in August or September.
What type of wildflowers are we using?
The leaves and flower heads can actually be consumed raw or cooked! You can make a delicious tea or ground it into a nutritious flour.
In the Victorian time the Bird's-foot Trefoil was thought to be a flower that symbolised revenge!
These wildflowers have the ability to attract large groups of butterflies, including common blues and marbled whites.
Also known as a Starflower, these guys are edidable and taste like cucumber with their flower having a sweet honey taste.
Bumble bees absolutely love clovers and are more likely to be found in areas where there's plenty of clovers.
Musk Mallow's are pretty sweet - they symbolises romantic interest, healing, and survival in tough conditions.
The tight coils of Phacelia flowers earned it the nickname of California scorpionweed, because they curve like a scorpion's tail!
Bees that feed on Sainfon produce higher yields of honey because of its extended flowering period.
Common trefoil is a member of the pea family. Its yellow flowers look like cute little slippers and appear in small clusters.