A Great Gift for All Ages!
A thoughtful selection of seeds for Honey Bees and all pollinators including annuals, perennials and ornamentals. Full of flowering plants you’ll love to look at,
And Chosen to give you the longest flowering season possible, there isn’t a better way to kick start your wild flower garden.
If you'd prefer a more Urban look we also have an Urban Garden seed mix for Honey bees also in this section of the shop.If you'd like something to go with this, maybe for a gift, you might like to take a look at our Gardener's Hand Salve, Organic Barrier Cream, or Original Lip Balm, all items we usually put in our Gardener's gift box at Christmas time.
Sow March to October.
Each pack will include a selection of the following:
Calendula Art Shades
Instructions: Sow at 1cm depth in finely-tilled earth. For best results cut back after flowering; if sown in spring, cut back to 5cm in aug/sept, if sown in Aug/sept cut back in April of first year and then aug/sept thereafter.
You might ask why we don't sell seed balls- well the simple reason is, they don't really work. The chances of seeds germinating from seed balls is very low so you are not getting value for money, neither are the bees and neither is the planet by the time they have been made packaged, transported etc. The reasons for this are many, but mainly it's because it's difficult for the seeds in a seed ball to get the right conditions for germination; the clay/earth needs to be not too compressed, the seed needs to get just enough water and warmth. So we say, leave the seeds naked and let them do what they do best. You'll get a load more seeds this way too...
There have been a lot of problems with imported seeds lately, people finding they are receiving 'free' seeds packets, seeds that are labelled as one thing and turn out to be another, and all sorts of other things. Seeds that are not native can cause serious environmental harm and importing seeds requires certification for this reason. We would like to reassure you that all seeds from the Happy Hive are native, and from reputable UK sources, so you can be sure that you are getting the best for your garden, the environment and the pollinators that we care so passionately about.