Saturday, 4 April 2009

Seedier Side of Life

Four of our troop met up in Prestonpans to make up packets of 'Burning Bee' see mix.

The seed packets, which were designed by Lucy-Ann, contained a bee-attracting mix of Yarrow, Corn Cockle, Bishop's Weed, Snapdragon, Granny's Bonnet, Pot Marigold, Safflower, Cornflower, Siberian Wallflower, Painted Daisy, Chicory, Clarkia, Chinese Houses, Tick Seed, Cosmos, Hound's Tongue, Wild Carrot, Larkspur, Sweet William, African Daisy, Coneflower, California Poppy, Indian Blanket, Bird's Eye, Summer Azalea, Gypsophila, Sweet Rocket, Candytuft, Flax, Germany Catchfly, Mallow, Alpine Forget-Me-Not, Five Spot, Love-In-A-Mist, Evening Primrose, Flanders Poppy, Californian Bluebell, Scorpian Weed, Blackeyed Susan, Sage, Soapwort, Campion, Sweet Alyssum, Prince's Feather, Love-Lies-Bleeding, Golden Marguerite, China Aster, Knapweed, Painted Daisy, Chrysanthemum, Ox-eye Daisy, Corn Marigold, Viper's Bugloss, Summer Azalea, Sunflower, Morning Glory, Marvel of Peru, Pincushion Flower, Campion, Honesty and Zinnia.

Beinta, Carrots, Jan and Thea, assisted by junior Guerrillas, made up over 60 packets which will be given out at forthcoming guerrilla gardening events (including the launch of Nowtopia at The Forest Cafe, 3 Bristo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 on Wednesday 15th April - details to follow).

The reverse of each packet gives instructions on making seed bombs - great for lobbing into inaccessible areas.

We will be making seed bombs on Friday 1st May. It will be will be fun. It will be so much better if you could join us....

1 comment:

  1. Eeek! I've just noticed a mistake (mine).
    I cut and pasted the seed packet so we could have two per page.
    The numbered instructions for the seed bombs continued so read 9-16 instead of 1-8.
    I know it's not the end of the world but I'm annoyed with myself.