With as much as 97% of native British Wildflower habitat having been lost since World War 2 the wildflower habitats that bees and butterflies depend on need to be re-established.
This is why the team at Test Valley Packaging have decided to give our customers a chance to re-create these lost wildflower habitats and to help bolster dwindling bee populations which are crucial to biodiversity.
We found an interesting company called Beebombs who have created a product which requires no gardening skill and can be scattered straight onto open ground at any time of the year. We decided to purchase lots of these packs and ask you to help us take action.
Please see below for some tips on how best to scatter your Beebombs.
The best place to scatter your Beebombs is on cleared ground, 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 as they dissipate, you don't need to water or tend your Beebombs, lots of sun and rain is of course important, as is time.
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If you have received one of our Beebomb packs and have managed to scatter them successfully we would love to receive some pictures of the wildflowers when they start to grow.