Now is our time to give back to the Earth

Wildflowers come in all shapes, sizes and colours. They are an incredibly important resource when it comes to the health of the natural world.

Having a wide variety of wildflowers creates a positive environment for pollinators such as bees and butterflies as well as ants and even beetles.

Pollinating bee on a pink flower

Although they were once seen as nuissance garden weeds, the value of wildflowers cannot be underestimated. For nature to thrive, variety and balance is essential. Yunnan is one of the most remarkable places on the planet because of the tremendous variety of plants, flowers, insects and larger animals that rely on the diversity and balance of the ecosystem. 

When designing your garden it is easy to turn to the more “attractive” options such as roses or peonies. Visually, these flowers are very striking, however, they do not contribute to the natural ecosystem in any meaningful way.  Some such flowers have mutated, converting their stamens into petals and therefore produce no pollen. Similarly, the petals can be too dense for creatures that collect nectar such as butterflies, as they cannot reach the lower areas where nectar is produced. 

With our wildflower seed tags, we are encouraging each one of our customers to contribute towards the diversity of the ecosystem.  

These tags contain a mixture of Catchfly, Sweet Alyssum, Snapdragon, Bird’s Eye, Black Eyed Susan and Clarkia. Each one of these flowers is chosen for their pollinator-friendly nature.

Whether in a flower bed, or a flower pot, even just a few wildflowers can make such a difference for the pollinators, and a huge difference to your relationsip with nature. 

These tags have been designed with simplicity in mind. Simply plant it in a sunny place and under a thin layer of soil – make sure to keep it well watered! 

Just three steps can make a massive difference to our planet

These wildflower seed tags are by no means the start and end of our sustainability efforts. Personally, I would really like to see these tags as a staple for Imperial Jade, as well as to create other opportunities of involvement in planting, cultivating and engaging more with nature.

As these seeds are not all native to the UK, I’d also like to work closely with the manufactures of the seed tags, as I feel it is appropriate to ensure that the heritage and native wildlife of the English countryside is respected.

IMPERIAL JADE

THE YUNNAN COFFEE SPECIALISTS

THANK YOU!

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