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Seedball Mini Meadow Bamboo Pots Butterfly Mix


Brand: Seedball
Product Description
£19.95
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Mini-meadow pots are an all in one gift set for anyone who loves wildflowers and garden wildlife.

Everything you need is in the box, all you need to do is add water 

The pack includes:

  • A set of 3 biodegradable and compostable bamboo pots and saucers
  • 2 Peat-free coconut coir soil discs
  • 12 wildflower seed balls (approx. 600 native UK wildflower seeds)
  • Full instructions on how to use

We have 2 varieties of the sets: Bee Mix or Butterfly Mix.

WHY I LOVE THESE:

  • Makes a great gift for garden lovers
  • Designed to attract butterflies 
  • Plastic free packaging

 

Ingredients: 12 wildflower seedballs containing a mixture of butterfly 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 Butterfly Mix includes:

Forget me not (Myosotis arvensis) 

Short annual with blue-grey flowers occasionally interspersed with pink flowers.
Height: 10-40cm
Flowers: April to October
Forget me nots have been used in the past for their astringent properties. The name Myosotis is derivation of the Latin and Greek for mouse and ears.

Musk Mallow (Malva moschata) 

Description: A tall perennial with large rose pink petals.
Height: 40-70cm
Flowers: June to August
The plant is cultivated for its seeds, which are used in perfumes. The plant also yields a fibre that can be used for clarifying sugar.

Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) 

A tall perennial with a spectacular spike of magenta flowers.
Height: up to 150cm
Flowers: June to August
A beautiful ornamental plant well suited to boggy areas.

Red Campion (Silene dioica) 

A perennial with rose pink petals.
Height: 20-60cm
Flowers: March to November
Silenus the merry god of the woodlands in Greek mythology, gave his name to Silene dioica. The second part of its scientific name, dioica, means 'two houses', and refers to the fact that each Red Campion plant has flowers of one sex only, so that two plants are needed to make seeds.

Yarrow Achillea millefolium 

A perennial aromatic herb with white flowers arranged in a many flowered flat umbel head.
Height: 8-60cm
Flowers: June to August
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. Yarrow's pretty little flowers, usually white but can be pink, cluster together in tight groups to resemble flat umbrellas. The leaves are like feathers and are aromatic if crushed. Can be found in many grassland habitats including, waste land and some coastal dunes and stable shingle.

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!

Conservation:

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!!! 
 

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