ReNatura Bee Meadow
The Bee Meadow from ReNatura is a magnet for insects! This diverse, flowering mixture, blooms from spring to autumn and provides bees with a long-lasting food supply. Insects are dependent on such areas, especially during times when there is little vegetation. These colourful flowers are not only vital for insects, but they also provide beautiful ground coverage.
Sowing period: April – October
Germination time: 2-3 weeks
Flowering time: June – October
Flower colour: Various
Growth height: 80cm
- To prepare the soil, roughly rake the surface and remove any vegetation and debris from the area. Let the seed bed rest for roughly 10 days so that the soil can settle and the weeds that are present can germinate. After ten days, loosen the soil again with a rake and remove any weeds, eliminating any remaining bumps in the soil.
- Mix the product well before spreading to ensure an even seed distribution. Sow between 11-14g per m2 ensuring there is enough space between the seeds for the flowers and grasses to develop. Rake them in very lightly, and tread or roll into the soil. Fertiliser is not required.
- Approximately twenty days after the start of growth, give each plant an 8cm cut to give all species sufficient development opportunity. In late autumn, cut down the flowers and grasses to around 5cm and remove the cut material 14 days later. The Flower Meadow may be cut in the following years after the flowering in spring (June/July) and autumn (October/November). The clippings should be removed to avoid disturbing future growth.
Note: The flower meadow takes several years to fully develop. The success of perennial flowers relies on several factors including location, climate and soil. To replenish your flower meadow, it may be necessary to resow ReNatura wildflowers every couple of years. The perennial species are supplemented by the one-year and two-year species, increasing the diversity of the meadow.
What can you see?
Take a look at our spotters sheet and see if you can spot any of these flowers from our Bee Meadow when they grow…
You can also learn a little about these common blooms!