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Our medals are packed with 100% British Wildflower Seeds. We’ve chosen this mix because it’s especially attractive to bees and butterflies.

Once established the flowers will keep coming back year after year. However, not all of the seeds appear in year one, a few need a little more time to come to pass – but don’t despair, give it until year two and they’ll make an appearance. Think of it like the difference between this fast runners and slow runners… we all get there in the end 🙂

BORAGE

Also known as Star Flower – they grow tall and have beautiful blue flowers. They’ll appear in the first year. They’re loved by all types of bees.

CORN POPPY

This beautiful, emotive flower is sometimes used as a food colouring in wines and medicines.

Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) on sunny day

CORNFLOWER

A striking blue flower that is like a starburst . In folklore they were worn by young men in love. If the flower faded, it was a sign the love was not returned.

MUSK MALLOW

Produces big pink, saucer-shaped flowers. Leaves and flowers are common additions to ‘wild’ salads.

OX EYE DAISY

Nothing common about our beloved Daisies! In fact it was top-ranked for pollen production per flower in the UK!

Ox Eye Daisy

RED CAMPION

One of the biennial flowers, with dark pink more than red flowers – it’s known as the ‘Fairy Flower’ on the Isle of Man. The flowers have been known to treat snakebites – but there’s no record of it’s success so maybe don’t rely on it!

Red Campion Flowers

WILD RED CLOVER

A grassy flower that produces red/pink flower that does its hard work in fixing nitrogen, enriching soils. The leaves are collected by wood mice and the flowers create a nectar for the bees.

Red Clover

RIBWORT PLANTAIN

A hardy meadow grass whose seed heads help provide food for birds in winter.

Ribwort Plantain

SALAD BURNET

A drought tolerant plant (which is useful for us forgetful waterers!) its flowers can be used in salads and sauces and tastes a bit like cucumber but a bit hotter.
After it flowers it looks like it’s grown dreadlocks in a funky kind of way. Maybe that’s just us that sees that…

Salad Burnet

SELF HEAL OR PRUNELLA

A member of the mint family and its leaves are good in salads although slightly bitter. It’s also used as an ingredient in some bodybuilding supplements. It gets it’s name ‘self heal’ as traditionally the leaves were applied to wounds to promote healing.

Self Heal Flower

WHITE CAMPION

Has beautiful small white flowers and produces a beautiful heady scent that attracts moths. Unfortunately has a nickname as the ‘flower of the dead’ as it’s often seen growing around graveyards!

White Campion Flower

YARROW

A tall plant that grows with large clusters of small flowers with a strong smell. In the past it was used as a charm against bad luck and illness. But don’t put it up your nose (?!) as it was thought to cause nosebleeds. Starlings use Yarrow to feather their nests and research suggests it inhibits the growth of parasites for them. It’s an important food source for many insects.

Bee with Yarrow Flower head

We hope your medals are blooming marvellous for you! 🙂

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