Fantastic Christmas present that's blooms next year
This little bag of bee-saving seeds had a Merry Christmas tag on it making it the perfect stocking filler, Secret Santa or Teacher gift.
97% of natural bee and butterfly habitat has been lost in the UK since WW2. 97%. Ninety Seven Percent. It's frightening and critical.
With your help, we can start to restore the lost wildflower habitat and make an important contribution to the biodiversity of Great Britain 🌻
Hand made right here in Dorset, Beebombs are a mix of 18 British wildflower seeds, fine, sifted soil and locally sourced clay. The seeds are native species and designated by the Royal Horticultural Society as 'Perfect for Pollinators'.
Just scatter onto cleared ground to create a wildflower meadow.
Each pack of Beebombs contains 1000's of seeds and provides coverage for roughly 21 sq ft/2m².
The 18 wildflowers are:
- Common Knapweed
- Wild Carrot
- Lady's Bedstraw
- Rough Hawkbit
- Oxeye Daisy
- Ribwort Plantain
- Self Heal
- Corn Marigold
- Yellow Rattle
- Common Sorrel
- Salad Burnet
- White Campion
- Red Campion
- Common Poppy
What are Beebombs?
Beebombs are handmade wildflower seedballs. Beebombs (the company!) make them from sheltering clay and sifted top soil, packed with 1000s of seeds from native wildflower species.
Beebombs need no gardening skill, no tilling or sowing in the traditional sense. Just throw your Beebombs onto cleared soil and await the blossom of colour and the return of native bee and butterfly species. They can be scattered at any time of the year but Autumn and Spring are optimum.
Once scattered, you don't need to water or tend your Beebombs. 'Cleared ground' is all thats needed as wildflowers are hardy and adaptable but slow growers. This means that they can be out-competed by faster growing grasses and perennial weeds at the critical early stages, so straight onto soil is best if possible.
The soil will help your Beebombs germinate and the clay will protect them from predators as they dissipate.
Lots of sun and rain is of course important, as is time.
Ben Davidson was born in Dorset and after many years abroad and in the hustle of London, returned to bring up his daughter where the rolling green hills meet the sandy beaches of Dorset.
Learning of the tragic decline of bee and butterfly habitat, across the industrialised world, he wanted to find a way to help restore some of the lost meadows of Britain.
Driven by his love for nature and his memories of a childhood spent chasing newts, building camps and generally exploring the ancient heathland of Dorset. Ben both makes and promotes the Beebombs himself. As well as cleaning up afterward.