It's amazing how things come about, isn't it? Back in 2013, a chap called Arthur Baysting raised the idea of sowing wildflower bee food in the wastelands following Christchurch's devastation. Some of you may recall that Arthur was a musician/songwriter for a band called The Crocodiles
, back in the day. He opened communications with Steve Wratten, a professor with the Bio-Protection Research Centre
at Lincoln University for his input.
Steve has a wealth of knowledge with regard to the world of beneficial insects and after additional research, he assembled a list of seed-grown flowering plants, high in nectar and pollen that bees would thrive on. The idea was to produce a blend with Lincoln Bio-Protection branding.
Gerard's part was to take this list and determine three things - were they easy to grow, easy to source and suitable for NZ conditions? He would then source the seed to supply very economically with simple instructions in a convenient packet size.
Thus our new Wildflower Pollinator Blend
was created. You may have heard about this - perhaps reading a Christchurch newspaper or hearing Ruud Kleinpaste on the radio.
We're excited to offer this carefully selected mix of Rudbeckia, Thyme, Red Clover, Phacelia, Echium, Salvia, Cornflower and European Poppy to our customers for the first time! 20g packet $4.75