One of the easiest ways anyone with a garden, or a balcony, can support wildlife is to sow a mixture of wildflowers.
As the better weather (hopefully) sets in this weekend thoughts may turn to gardening – or at least potting up containers. A mixture of wildflower seeds sown now will reap wonderful benefits for pollinators.
The RSPB have produced a list of popular seed mixes which are easy to grow and which are great for wildlife.
- Ox-eye daisy (white)
- Cornflower (blue)
- Phacelia (purple)
- Common knapweed (pink)
- Forget-me-not (blue)
- Bird’s-foot-trefoil (yellow)
- Foxglove (pink, white, purple)
- Viper’s bugloss (purple)
- Poppy (red, yellow, orange)
- Corn marigold (yellow)
And gardeners – leave some dandelions.