There are around 1600 species of wildflowers inside the UK region. Almost every species have different inheritance and structures.
From breeding several wildflower seeds, it means cross-pollination wildflower seeds to develop an end product that inherits several characteristics of wildflower seeds.
Wildflowers seeding has become one of the first eco-industries across the UK.
In the UK, if you have about 200 sq of land, you can practicably make a start with wildflower seeding and breeding. That’s a small 14 x 14 patch then wildflower seeding might be for you.You can browse our extensive range of seeds and planting aids suitable for all soil types and for scales from a small plot in your garden to commercial agriculture.
Typically 80% of these naturally vibrant wildflowers inherent medicinal or pharmaceutical aspects that are being used in healthcare industries for decades across the UK. It’s a profitable industry from a business perspective.
- English Marigold, Calendula officinalis
This is used as an oxidant in relief to insect bites and bee sting.
- Lady’s Mantle, Alchemilla Vulgaris
It is mostly found in the northern region of the UK, used to treat muscle spasms, cuts, and also used in products to relieve stomach cramps.
- Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis
Contains a compound named phenylalanine used as pain-relieving properties. You’ve probably seen products in your local chemist that contain Evening Primrose.
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Flora and Fauna Advantages of Wildflowers
The vast spread of these wildflowers across the UK helps to promote fresh oxygen across the states.
Wildflowers and plants act as the base resource of food for herbivores species. The flora and fauna hierarchy implies as wildflowers provide fresh air, whereas wild animals generate carbon-dioxide for plants and vice versa.
As wildflowers are well inherited with the surrounding environments. Since it doesn’t take a lot in maintenance as they thrive the nature of specific regions
Wildflowers act as the pollination hubs for the thousands of insect species, including bees, moths, butterflies, and moths- called sonication or buzz pollination since wildflower breeding helps in pollination resulting in a balanced ecosystem.
To start your own patch of wildflower seeding and breeding, here are some ideas that will set you off on the right track..
Check your soil type. A pH tested will tell you if the soil is acidic or alkaline. This will impact the type of wildflower seeds that will successfully germinate for you
What time of the year are you planting? Spring is a good time to plant, but there are late season options
Drainage. How wet is the soil generally. Obviously – unless you are thinking of starting with specific aquatic flora, we are more concerned with soil based growth here. Your success and best choices of seed will depend on the dampness of the soil.
We have wildflower seeds to cover almost every eventuality. Take a look at our options.