Sandro's Irish Wildflower Conservation Grade Seed Mixture:
Range: Wild Flower Mixtures (Code GF)
Product Name: All-Ireland Pollinator Plan Wildflower Mixture (Tolerates partial-shade)
Product Code: GF03
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This All-Ireland Pollinator Plan Wildflower Mixture mixture contains some of the very best wildflowers that will attract pollinators in abundance.
Most especially GF03 attracts butterfly, native bee, bumble bees and other beneficial garden insects. hoverflies are abundant in first year.
If required for honey bees cut this mixture in summer, after each flower flush, cut every 4 to 6 weeks.
Cut no lower than 4 inches and some species will flower again. Don't let flowers go to seed if solely for honey bees.
Honey bees will forage Trees and shrubs in spring. Then after the elderberry finishes, bees then move to wildflowers for summer.
Any pollen source should not be placed too near the hives as the bees need to 'fly of the moisture' for best honey.
is also one of our our best butterfly attracting wildflower seed mixture esp' for 16 summer
GF03 Wildflowers can be planted as a meadow or in a bed, ideally it is best planted in an open situation where the butterflies will bask in the sun.
GF03 is a special mixture for any normal soil, moist or dry. but will perform best where there is some soil/moisture retention and the soil doesn't dry out too fast,
Suitable for most soils that are not overly acid or alkaline.
Tolerates semi-shade, but only, best in full sun.
GF03 is not intended to be sown on very wet soils, as we have more suitable mixtures
This photograph is one day in the life of an ever changing meadow.
Also includes 35% annuals: Corn Marigold, Corn Poppy, Corncockle, Cornflower, Scented Mayweed,
Seed Sowing Rates:
Contributes to DBN's work of creating crops
of Conservation Grade - Native Origin Wild flora. You help us to inform
and pay land-owners to manage native species and to assist DBN in
handing on our heritage for another generation.
updated on 15/02/2019
Please BEE Aware,
Just as with the dangers from dogs in the park, road traffic, falling from heights and being near water
common sense should be applied where bees are encouraged.
Signs and fences during flowering may be required in public areas to warn those allergic to be bee stings
that they should not run through the flower meadows.