Bee friendly mix Seed ball Wildflower Tin
Bee-friendly seed balls - A thoughtful selection of native wildflower seeds that bees will just love!
- A simple way to grow wildflowers from seed.
- Clay ball (plus added chili) naturally protects seed from predators, such as ants, birds and slugs.
- Easy to use - no need to 'plant', just scatter on top of soil or compost.
- Wildflower mix perfect for bees.
- Ideal for garden beds and planting pots.
- Each tin contains 20 seed balls.
- Each seed ball contains approximately 100 bee mix seeds.
- As a guide at least twenty seed balls per square meter is recommended for a garden, or 3 - 5 seed balls for a small to medium sized pot.
- For best results, scatter in the spring or autumn.
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea).
A tall biennial (flowering stem grows in the second year) with pink and purple flowers on spikes.
Height: 60 - 150cm.
Flowers: June to September.
Toxicity: Poisonous if eaten.
Geeklet: Foxgloves are a really good ‘bridging plant’, as they bloom late May-June, a period when the bulbs have finished and the summer perennials are yet to be at their best!
Red Clover (Trifolium pretense).
Perennial with trefoil leaves and pinky red flowers. Good weed suppressor.
Height: 10 - 45cm.
Flowers: May to September.
Geeklet: The Trifolium can help to break up heavy soil over time, plus it adds
nitrogen to the soil, meaning healthy plants all round!
Birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus).
A perennial with clusters of yellow/orange pea like leaves.
Flowers: May to October.
Geeklet: Lotus corniculatus is such a sunny little thing, why not try it mixed into
your summer baskets and patio pots??
Viper's Bigloss (Echium vulgare).
A tall biennial (flowering stem grows in the second year) with
incredibly blue flowers emerging from pink buds.
Height: 30 - 90cm.
Flowers: June to September.
Geeklet: If you’re looking to do something a little different with your echium,
why not try growing a low blue hedge with it, or scatter it amongst paving slabs to soften the landscape and add a punch of colour.
Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare).
Aromatic perennial with dark purple buds and pinkish purple flowers.
Height: 30 - 60cm.
Flowers: April to November.
Geeklet: The Wild Marjoram is not only a wildflower, but can also double up as a pretty damn tasty pizza topping, along with your very best sweet tomatoes!
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.
All seed is responsibly sourced in the UK from Flora Locale accredited suppliers,only peat-free compost is used and the steel tins are manufactured in London (with the help of a solar farm on the factory roof).