Last year our Wildflower Rainbow garden encouraged a whole variety of insects, so we're starting to plan where we can plant another one. Then we came up with a plan to plant even more rainbows! We created these "Bee Friendly Seed Packs" to give to friends so they could plant Wildflower Rainbows in their gardens. The more rainbow gardens = the more nectar for the bees!
Make Your Own "Bee Friendly Seed Packs" & Bee Pebble Planters
To create our packs we used a colourful envelope & variety of wildflower seeds that we knew the bees would love. Along with packets of mixed wildflower seeds we used poppy, foxglove, nigella, borage, marigold, & sunflower seeds. We added 2-4 teaspoons of our seed mix to each envelope & sealed it tightly.
On the front of each pack we added this little rhyme:
Help us look after the bees
by planting these bee-friendly seeds
If you're unsure which flowers attract bees & butterflies check out this perfect for pollinators list from the RHS, or look for packets of wildflower seeds that indicate they attract wildlife.
To accompany our Bee Friendly Seed Packs we painted some Bee Pebble Planters using sharpie paint markers & some pebbles that we picked up from a garden centre. The pens created bold & bright designs & because the ink is permanent & waterproof the pebbles can be left out in the garden in all weathers.
Having seen the variety of insects that our mini Wildflower Rainbow has attracted we're looking forward to hearing about the new bee-friendly gardens that will be popping up next Summer. Hopefully, they'll be attracting as many insects & bees as we've seen too.
I hope you've been inspired by this post & are keen to share a little love for these amazing insects which do so much for our ecosystem.