Seedball Mini Meadow Bamboo Pots Bee Mix
Ingredients: 12 wildflower seedballs containing a mixture of bee friendly plant seeds and clay (to protect the seed from ants, mice, birds etc.) peat free compost (to give seeds a boost) and chilli powder (an extra slugs and snails deterrent).
Each ball is made from a mixture of 30-50 wildflower seeds.
Packaging: Pots & saucers are made of compostable bamboo.
All cardboard packaging (including the Seedball packs) are made from 100% recycled card and vegetable inks and can be safely composted.
The coir discs are peat free and made from the natural fibres found on the outer shell of coconuts which expand when water is added, turning into a great growing medium.
The Bee Mix includes:
Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
A perennial with clusters of yellow/orange pea like leaves.
Flowers: May to October
Lotus corniculatus is such a sunny little thing, why not try it mixed into your summer baskets and patio pots?
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
A tall biennial (flowering stem grows in the second year) with pink and purple flowers on spikes.
Flowers: June to September
Toxicity: Poisonous if eaten
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 pratense)
A perennial with trefoil leaves and pinky red flowers. Good weed suppressor.
Flowers: May to September
The trifolium can help to break up heavy soil over time, plus it adds nitrogen to the soil, meaning healthy plants all round!
Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare)
A tall biennial (flowering stem grows in the second year) with incredibly blue flowers emerging from pink buds.
Flowers: June to September
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.
Flowers: April to November
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 Bee Mix also includes a sprinkling of annuals Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn marigold, and Night-flowering catchfly
How to Use:
1. Remove the contents from the box and pop the pots on their saucers.
2. In a bowl or bucket, pour 1 litre of water onto the 2 discs and leave for 10 minutes. Add more water if needed but try to avoid a soggy consistency.
3. Evenly distribute the soil between the 3 pots.
4. Scatter 3-4 balls on top of the soil in each pot.
5. Gently water the balls, being careful that they stay on top of the soil. Water often enough to keep the soil damp. Growth should start within 2-3 weeks.
6. For best results, keep the pots outdoors on a windowsill or garden table for example, and although they can be set up at any time of the year, the Spring or Autumn is the best time.
7. The pots, saucers and all card packaging can be composted.
Why use Seedballs?
The ball prevents the seeds from being a tasty lunch for birds and insects, thereby increasing the chances of your flowers growing. Plus they’re super easy to use, no digging and no expert knowledge needed!
All seed is responsibly sourced in the UK from Flora Locale accredited suppliers, we only ever use peat-free compost and our steel tins are manufactured in London (with the help of a solar farm on the factory roof).
Seedball is a non-profit company on a massive mission to help increase the abundance of British wildflowers and wildlife that depend upon them. They believe that if we can all better use whatever space we have available to us (whether a back garden, balcony, window box, little patio etc) we can together have a hugely beneficial impact on our local ecosystems. The last 50 years has been witness to huge declines in pollinators and other garden wildlife, but together we can really really do something to reverse this. For us we want Seedball to inspire a wildlife gardening revolution while providing a very handy way of going about it! Conservation is in our heart and soul and one day we dream to fund our own Seedball wildflower reserves. Watch this space!!!