Created in collaboration with scientists at the Natural History Museum, this mix includes wildflowers that are perfect for attracting birds to our gardens to feed on seeds and insects.
According to the RSPB, a lack of habitat and food abundance has lead to huge decline (over 50% in the last 45 years) of many common UK garden bird species.
The Bird Mix is designed to feed the birds for you, and is a much more sustainable option to buying bagged bird feed!
The careful selection of plants will boost the food supply for a wide range of birds including goldfinches, blue tits, chaffinches, greenfinches, robins, starlings, increasing the number of birds seen in your garden. Whilst in bloom the flowers will attract insects that many birds feed on, while birds will also feed directly on the plants and seeds themselves.
Each ball contains approximately 30 seeds per ball, and each tin will provide coverage for 1 square metre in a garden, or 3-5 medium sized pots. Best scattered in Spring or Autumn.
Corn marigold (Glebionis segetum) Annual Height: 10-60cm Flowers: July to September
Great knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa) Perennial Height: 30-100cm Flowers: July to September
Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella) Perennial Height: 10-40cm Flowers: June to August
Tufted vetch (Vicia cracca) Perennial Height: 20-100cm Flowers: June to August
Wild carrot (Daucus carota) Biennial (sometimes annual) Height: 30-70cm Flowers: June to August
Corn Poppy (Papaver Rhoeas) Annual Height: 60-80cm Flowers: June to August