How to plant Kelly’s Bumblebee friendly wildflower seed paper
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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You can help to save these little heroes. Head on over to the bumblebee conservation trust and get involved.
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.