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No mow May – Let’s do this!

No mow may is an easy way you can help the British wildlife in your own garden to flourish. The no mow May movement was originally started by Plantlife. They encourage people to not mow their laws for the whole of May. It’s probably one of the easiest ways you can help nature bloom you simply have to do nothing! Leave your lawnmower in the shed and let your grass grow to allow our amazing pollinators time to thrive.

Why should you not cut grass in May?

Leaving your lawn untouched allows plants like daisies, dandelions, and clover to produce more nectar for our amazing bees and pollinators to collect. Giving them a helping hand after the long winter months.

No mow May alternatives

Sometimes it might not be possible to leave the whole of your lawn to grow wild and natural. Consider this…leave a section of your lawn to grow freely any contribution is better than none.
If you’re happy to do this you might be able to leave this all year round. Try adding some natural wildflower seeds to encourage different pollinators as well as birds and other insects.
You can also add a few old logs, bricks, or stones that insects will take up residence in. You will soon be amazed by the amount of wildlife you have in your garden.

Wildlife garden additions

Add a bee house somewhere sunny where solitary bees can take refuge. Use a shallow tray and add pebbles and a drop of water to allow bees to have a drink safely. Place planters in your garden that flower all year round to help pollinators survive. Remember to use peat-free compost and help prevent our peatlands from further depletion.

How to Rewild your Garden

Don’t forget the hedgehogs!

If you are lucky enough to have hedgehogs in your area, make a safe haven for them in your garden. Leave small gaps in your fence or hedge so they can easily enter and leave your garden. Add an area they can rest and hide and remember hedgehogs make great gardeners. They eat slugs, earthworms and insects so never use harmful pesticides in your garden that can harm hedgehogs and other wildlife.

There are so many small things you can easily do to help nature. Once you start it becomes addictive but in a good way. No mow May is a great way to embrace nature not just in May but all year round! Let’s do this!

Bee Mix Wildflower Seedball Tubes

Make your garden bee-friendly with these eco-friendly wildflower mix seedball tubes designed specifically to attract solitary bees, honey bees, and bumblebees. These carefully selected wildflower seeds come recommended by the Bumblebee conservation trust and contain a mix of; Birdsfoot Trefoil, Foxglove, Red Clover, Viper’s Bugloss, and Wild Marjoram. Seedball has also added pollinator-friendly annuals Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn marigold, and Night-flowering catchfly.

Seedballs are easy to use as everything the seed need is contained in the peat-free compost seed ball. By using the seed balls in this way it prevents the seeds from becoming a tasty lunch for birds and insects. Each ball is made from seeds, clay, peat-free compost, and chili powder. The chili powder deters slugs and snails from eating the young shoots!

Bee Mix Wildflower Seedball Features

  • 100% recycled card packaging
  • Contains 12 seed balls
  • Peat Free Compost
  • Made in the UK
  • Responsibly sourced seeds from Flora Locale
  • Plastic Free
  • Instructions on the pack show how to use the balls and a scatter/flowering chart.

Bee Mix Wildflower Seedball Tubes

Kabloom Butterflybom Seedbom

Kabloom Butterflybom Seedbom is an easy way to bring beautiful flowers into your garden that butterflies will love. These wildflower seedboms are a mix of Musk Mallow, Birds-foot Trefoil, Yarrow, Oxeye Daisy, Red Campion & Forget-me-not. They are so easy to use you don’t need to be a gardener and there‘s no need to plant them. Seedboms split open upon impact with the ground and grow where they land. Simples!

Kabloom Butterflybom Seedbom Features

  • FSC 100% recycled & recyclable card packaging
  • Peat Free Compost
  • Made in the UK, shell casing made in the Netherlands
  • Native wildflowers seeds/herbs
  • Seedboms biodegrade into the environment leaving only plants behind.
  • Plastic Free

How do you use Kabloom Butterflybom Seedbom?

  1. Shake the seedbom a few times to distribute the seeds inside.
  2. Pull the pin to remove the seal and submerge in water until fully soaked inside and out.
  3. Throw or drop onto bare open ground wait for your blooms and then enjoy!
  4. Make sure the seedbom splits open to allow seedlings to sprout out!
  5. There are 2 seasons to grow Seedboms. Spring for flowering the same year and Autumn for flowering the following year.

Kabloom Butterflybom Seedbom

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Need more green gardening ideas read our article on how to rewild your garden for more tips and inspiration.

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