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Plantlife mix Seed ball Wildflower Tin

£5.95

The ideal mix for flower bed meadows! Designed by Plantlife, this mix includes five native wildflowers that are most likely to thrive in the nutrient rich soils commonly found in our gardens!

Curated by wildflower conservation organisation Plantlife - proceeds from every tin sold will go directly to supporting their new wildflower reserve in Cornwall!
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.
  • 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.
  • Yarrow, Oxeye daisy, Self heal, Meadow buttercup, Red clover
  • 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.
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.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium).
A perrenial aromatic herb with white flowers arranged in a many flowered flat umbel head
Height: 8-60cm.
Flowers: June to August.
Geeklet: Yarrow is a common herb that has been highly regarded for its medicinal properties in Britain since Anglo-Saxon times, it is said that Achilles used this herb to treat the wounds of his soldiers

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
perennial 
Height: 30-90cm
Flowers: May - Sept
Geeklet: In Austria and Germany it was hung inside the house as it was believed it would repel lightening.

Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris).
perennial
Height: 10-50cm
Flowers: June to Sept.
Geeklet: The common name Selfheal, sometimes written as Self-heal, refers to the plant having been used as a treatment for wounds and bruises until recent times.

Meadow buttercup (Ranunculus acris): 
The tallest of our native buttercups, meadow buttercup has distinctive yellow petals.
Height: 5-100cm.
Flowers: April to October.

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!

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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