Why should we just plant wildflowers in Spring? ⛅🌱🧐Good question!
There are lots of benefits to Autumn planting, it's actually following nature’s natural course. So as we move into the Autumn months (where has that time gone?!) we’re here to give you some reasons why it’s a great time to continue planting those bee-friendly Seedboms/seeds!
🍂 The Autumn months are a great time to plant UK native wildflower species. Most wildflowers naturally release seeds in late summer/Autumn, so it makes sense for us to follow nature’s lead and sow this Autumn.
🍂 Forward planning your garden/flowers gets you ahead of the game and you’ll see beautiful wildflower patches early next Spring. This will provide lovely patches of colour after a bare winter and it’s also the perfect time for female bumblebees coming out of hibernation as they will be on the lookout for pollen and nectar. 🐝
🍂 In the Autumn and Winter’s periods, there’s usually more moisturise in the air for the seeds to absorb which make perfect growing conditions.
🍂 It’s also a lot more likely to rain in these months, which will mean less watering and letting nature handle this one! Great for lazy gardeners and as life is slowly returning to normal its a lot less time/ hassle.
🍂 There’s a reduction in risk of birds damaging wildflower seeds and especially our Seedboms (birds are often culprits if they fail to grow), due to migration and also the availability of different food sources.
🍂 As it gets even colder, the winter frost creates a cosy blanket which helps break the dormancy of newly sown seeds and assists in germination speeds.