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Seedballs

Each seed ball contains a mini ecosystem: seeds are mixed with clay, peat-free compost and a smidgen of chilli powder, and rolled into a small ball. Each ball is approximately 1cm in diameter, making them super easy to scatter.

The dried clay acts as a protective casing from common seed predators (such as ants, mice and birds). When sufficient rain permeates the clay, the seeds inside begin to germinate - helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the balls. The chilli powder continues to deter predators while the seed ball slowly degrades and the seeds sprout. 

Seed balls will work well in most environments (as long as the seed is well suited to the local climate and soil conditions) and they'll work as well in planting pots as in garden beds. Our special wildflower seed ball recipe has been developed specifically with the UK in mind (and rest of north western Europe), and all seed used is naturally distributed within this region.

Our Seedball range also includes mixed species varieties - by mixing species with slightly different soil and light preferences, we've maximised the chance that at least one species will thrive, where-ever they're scattered. This spring we also launched a new Edibles Range, which includes Salad Mix, Herb Mix and Tea Mix. Tasty!

BAT MIX

Created in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, this mix includes wildflowers that are perfect for attracting the insects that bats eat to our gardens. You can find out more about how this mix helps bats in the next tab along... 

  • Borage, Cornflower, Corn marigold, Evening primrose, Night-scented stock, Wallflower.
  • 20 balls per tin, 30 seeds per ball.
  • Easy to use, simply scatter on top of soil in a garden bed or planter.
  • Scatter in spring or autumn. Sprouts seen in 4-6 weeks.

Borage (Borago officinalis)
Annual
Height: up to 60cm
Flowers: April to September

Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
Annual
Height: 90cm
Flowers: June to August

Corn marigold (Chrysanthemum segetum)
Annual
Height: 51-60cm
Flowers: June to October

Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)
A winter annual or biennial,evening primrose has sweet smelling yellow flowers.
Height: up to 1.5m
Flowers: June to September

Night-scented stock (Matthiola longipetala)
Perennial with trefoil leaves and pinky red flowers. Good weed suppressor.
Height: 45-60cm
Flowers: May to August

Wallflower (Cheiranthus cheiri)
Perennial 
Height: up to 30cm
Flowers: March to June

♦ All compost used is peat-free.

♦ All seed is Flora Locale accredited.

♦ The tin packaging is manufactured by the last tin maker in London and powered with the help of a solar farm on the factory roof!

♦ Tin is also highly recyclable and reusable.

 

 


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