How to plant Kelly’s Bumblebee friendly wildflower seed paper

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Save the bees

Cover your garden in Bumblebee friendly wildflowers.

It’s easy when you know how
Carefully lay your seeded paper on the ground or in a tray, then cover it with a mix of 3-5mm of soil and compost and give it a good watering.
If planting in Spring/Summer
Water the seeds twice a week (or more frequently in hot weather) to prevent the soil from drying out, which can kill the seedlings. Your seeds should germinate within a couple of weeks.
If planting in Autumn/Winter
Water the seeds once and leave them dormant over winter, then start watering again when the weather gets warmer.

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Half our UK bumblebees are currently struggling to survive.

Bumblebee colonies only last a few months and the new Queen, once mated, will go into hibernation over winter.


Bumblebees have smelly feet

In 2008, a colony of bumblebees was discovered on Mount Everest at more than 5,600 meters (18,400 feet) above sea level, the highest known altitude for any insect.