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Bee friendly mix Seed ball Wildflower Tin

£5.95

A thoughtful selection of native wildflower seeds that bees will just love!
If you've been searching for flowers that attract bees then look no further - This mix uses only species recommended by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, and includes both early and late summer flowering plants.
These seed balls contain wildflower seeds for you to throw and grow in your garden - a simple way to create beautiful wildflower gardens and meadows from seed.
These miniature seed bombs are:
  • 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

Perennial    Flowers May - Sept.
Viper’s-bugloss

Echium vulgare

Perennial Flowers June - Sept.
Birdsfoot trefoil 

Lotus corniculatus

Perennial Flowers April - Sept.
Wild marjoram 

Origanum vulgare

Perennial Flowers June - Oct.
Red clover

Trifolium pretense

Perennial Flowers April - Nov.
  
Seed balls are a great technique for growing seed in a more simple and effective way.
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.

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).

See the entire Seedball collection and have a look at our plant labels to remember where you've planted them, as well as our range of seed sowing equipment

 

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