Connecting to Nature Cornfield Annuals Native Wildflower Mix 30g

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Irish Provenance Cornfield Annuals Mix Before the advent of the intensive use of herbicides and pesticides, all of the species in this mixture would have been common weeds in our fields of corn.   ...

Irish Provenance Cornfield Annuals Mix

Before the advent of the intensive use of herbicides and pesticides, all of the species in this mixture would have been common weeds in our fields of corn.  

This native cornfield annual with intense blue ruffled flower heads is a hardy annual and flowers from June-September. Best sown in cultivated soils receiving direct sunlight, this mix will show colour eight weeks after sowing.

This native cornfield annual mixture is an easy to grow alternative to summer bedding plants producing a riot of colour ranging from shades of blue and purple from cornflowers and corn cockle to corn poppies. Some species in this mixture can be purchased separately.

Mixture Specifications
  • Perfect for pollinators, creating habitats and food for a wide range of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Species lifecycle: annual species only
  • Sowing rate: 1.5-3g per square meter
  • Access to light: Requires good access to light
  • Optimal sowing period: March to June or August to October
  • Flowering Period: May to September
  • Species included: Corn Cockle, Corn Flower, Corn Chamomile, Corn Marigold, Corn Poppy

The wildflowers included in this mixture support the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan and are recommended by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) as ‘Perfect for Pollinators’.

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      the story of the producer

      Connecting to Nature

      Biodiversity & Wellbeing - feeling closer to the wider natural world is important for us all.

      Connecting to Nature aims to raise happiness levels by introducing the birds and the bees to households nationwide. They produce Irish Native Wildflower Seeds on their own sites in Faithlegg, Co Waterford, and the mixtures are curated to provide both food for wildlife and colour throughout the year.

      Their ethos is simple; being connected with nature is about feeling close to the wider natural world, it’s a relationship that helps us feel good. Sowing wildflowers and feeding birds are a wonderful way to feel closer to nature and bring wildlife closer to you.

      The business is the brainchild of Julie Power, whose Waterford-based family have been in the seed business for six generations, initially established in 1859 as Power Seeds which operated from Ballinakill, Dunmore Road and later from Glenville where the remnants of the old seed plant can still be seen today.

      “You don’t have to be in the countryside to connect with nature, all you have to do is create an environment that consistently attracts birds and bees”.

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