We know our chums the bees are in steep decline…one way we can help the stripy critters to offer them a greater abundance of nectar rich food.
I have designed this simple collection of a dozen packets of seeds to provide a long season of nectar rich plants. Not only are they easy to grow but most are also ‘cut and come again’ so you can use the flowers for cutting and the blooms will be replaced…a veritable feast for the pollinators from mid spring to the first frosts.
All the below are annuals and can be sown from early spring. If sowing directly into the soil I would wait until mid April when things have warmed up a little. There are easily enough seeds here to cover two decent sized cutting patches…so why not share them with a friend….the bees will love you for it!
…sow these and you will be given a place in bee heaven whilst at the same time giving yourself a mighty fine cut flower patch…double whammy…
*Eschscholzia. California Poppy. ‘Orange King’
*Nigela ‘Persian Jewels’
*Sunflower ‘Vanilla Ice’
*Nicotiana ‘White Trumpets’