Give nature a helping hand in your garden with these easy to grow Seedball mixes. Perfect for small spaces and large gardens, amateur and experienced gardeners alike. These would make the perfect gift for any green fingered friend.
Seedballs are an innovative and easy way to grow wild flowers in your garden, we've chosen three different mixes formulated for attracting either bees, birds or butterflies.
Seedballs are small balls made from clay, compost, seeds and chilli powder. The clay ball protects the seeds, the chill powder will help deter pests and the compost gives the seeds a healthy start. All you need to do is find a spot in your garden and start scattering. Each of these mixes can be sown in Spring or Autumn. Each tin contains 20 balls, each ball contains around 30 seeds - that's enough seeds for 1 square meter in a garden or 3 -5 pots. It's best to leave around 10cm between each ball to allow the plants to grow. Packed in a handy UK made tin (made in one of the last remaining UK tin making factories!).
Bee Mix: containing Birdsfoot Trefoil, Foxglove, Red Clover, Viper’s Bugloss and Wild Marjoram (all recommended as bee friendly by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust)
Bird Mix: containing Poppy, Great Knapweed, Tufted-Vetch, Corn Marigold, Sheep Sorrel and Wild Carrot (all plants which birds love - when the flowers are in bloom they will attract insects that the bird will eat, and the birds themselves will feast on the plants and seeds too)
Butterfly Mix: containing Purple Loosestrife, Forget-me-not, Musk mallow, Red campion and Yarrow, Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn marigold, and Night-flowering catchfly (all recommend by The Butterfly Conservation Trust)
Artist's Meadow Mix: Common Poppy, Oxeye Daisy, Musk Mallow, Corn Marigold, Purple Field Scabious, Red Campion and White Cow Parsley.