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Shade mix Seed ball Wildflower Tin

£5.95

A mix of British native wildflowers that are ideal for shadier gardens and balconies!

Seedball Shade Mix is a mix of British native wildflowers that are most likely to thrive in those shadier spots of your garden/balcony and still pollinator friendly. 
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.
  • Forget me not, Red campion, Meadowsweet, Bellflower, Oxeye daisy, Ragged robin, Meadow buttercup
  • 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.

Forget me not (Myosotis arvensis).
Short annual with blue-grey flowers occasionally interspersed with pink flowers. 
Height: 10 - 40cm.
Flowers: April to October.

Red campion (Silene dioica)
A medium to tall perennial with rose pink flowers, height 30 - 100cm, in flower March to November.
Height: 30-100cm.
Flowers: March to November.

Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria): 
A tall grassland perennial with clusters of creamy white flowers.
Height: 60-90cm.
Flowers: June to September.

Bellflower (Campanula trachelium): 
A medium to tall perennial with beautiful bell-shaped blue flowers.
Height: 50-100cm.
Flowers: June to September.

Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare): 
The largest member of our native daisy family, this tall grassland perennial has distinctive white petal flowers and yellow floret.
Height: 30-90cm.
Flowers: May to September.

Ragged robin (Silene flos-cuculi):
Beautiful tall perennial with raggedy red flowers.
Height: 30-50cm.
Flowers: June to July.

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

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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