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Butterfly Mix Seed ball Wildflower Tin

£2.95 £5.95

A heavenly selection of native wildflower seed balls for butterflies!

Using only wildflower species recommended by Butterfly Conservation, the butterfly mix 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 teeny 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 butterflies.
  • Ideal for garden beds and planting pots.
  • Each tin contains 20 seed balls.
  • Each seed ball contains approximately 75 butterfly 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. 
Forget-me-not

Myosotis arvensis

Annual Flowers April - Oct.
Red campion

Silene dioica

Perennial    Flowers March - Nov.
Yarrow 

Achillea millefolium

Perennial Flowers June - Aug.
Purple loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria

Perennial Flowers June - Aug.
Musk mallow

Malva moschata

Perennial Flowers June - Aug.

 

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

Check out this cute video of seedballs being rolled!: 

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