What is a Seedball?
A mini ecosystem, protecting your seeds from birds, ants and slugs and giving them nutrition as they germinate and grow
How it works
choose the wildflowers you would like to grow
Are you looking to attract a particular type of wildlife, grow wildflowers of a specific colour, or looking for wildflowers that are most suitable for shade or busy road verges? Maybe you’re just looking for the perfect gardening gift? We have it covered!
scatter onto bare soil or compost
No need to dig! As the wildflower seeds are encased in clay and peat-free compost, they are essentially already “planted”. Simply scatter onto bare soil or compost (avoid scattering on grass) on a garden bed or in a pot, leaving at least 10cm between each ball. The outer clay helps to prevent birds and insects from eating the seeds, keeping the seeds nicely protected and ensuring your bee and butterfly friendly wildflower garden has every chance of growing success.
seeds germinate inside the ball and begin to sprout
With rain (or watering) and enough sun and warmth, the wildflower seeds inside the ball will start to germinate and little sprouts will begin to appear from the ball. This process can take 4-6 weeks from scattering. We add chilli powder to our Seedball recipe to help deter slugs and snails from eating the young shoots.
ball breaks down as the plants become established
Slowly the ball will disperse and become less visible, leaving a patch of young plants which will continue to grow and grow into a beautiful wildflower garden.
plants flower and become hub of wildlife activity!
Each wildflower species has a different flowering time and length of time taken to come into flower – some will flower in the first year and others will flower in the following year. Once in flower they will provide important habitat and food for an abundance of garden wildlife.
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