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10 Tips to Create a Wildlife Haven in Your Garden | Seedball’s Guide

Transform your garden into a bustling sanctuary for local wildlife with these ten easy tips from Seedball! Our mission is to nurture nature, and these simple steps will help you attract birds, bees, butterflies, and more to your outdoor space. Let’s dive in and make your garden a pollinator paradise!

Bring your Lawn Alive with our new Wildlife Trust Lawn Flowers Mix

Hello, Seedballers! It’s Ana, and I’m here to share some exciting news with all of you. Our latest creation – the Wildflower Lawn Flowers grab bag, bursting with 100 seed balls specially crafted to bring a burst of colour and life to your lawn! In collaboration with The Wildlife Trusts,

A Buzzworthy Collaboration with the Royal Entomological Society!

Hey lovely Seedballers! Ana here with thrilling news from the heart of wildflower wonderland! Seedball is buzzing with excitement as we join forces with the Royal Entomological Society (RES) in a special collaboration to bring you a trio of special seedball boxes, celebrating the unsung heroes of our gardens. And

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February’s Wildlife Gardening To-Do List: A Seedball Guide

Hey Seedballers! As we ease into February, it’s time to kickstart another exciting season of wildlife gardening. Here’s your go-to guide for the month, packed with Seedball’s top wildlife gardening jobs that will make your garden a buzzing haven for nature. Let’s dive in! Plan Your Wildflower Haven: It’s time

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Why Grow Wildflowers?

Over the last 50 years we have lost around 98% of our wildflower meadows, these natural sites were important wildlife rich habitats, teaming with biodiversity. Wildflowers provide important food for our native insects, not only nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies and moths but also caterpillars that feed on the

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Blooming Love: Share Wildflower Magic this Valentine’s Day!

As Valentine’s Day approaches, why settle for the usual flowers and chocolates? This year, let’s dive into the magical world of UK native wildflowers to spread a little extra love. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day, Seedball has something special for all the wonderful women aged 35-65 who

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 🐦 2024

Attention nature lovers!  Have you seen a rosy-breasted bullfinch or heard the cackling call of a jay lately? No? Well, here’s a super easy way to help with the on-going and important conservation of our feathered friends! Sign up to the RSPB’s #biggardenbirdwatch taking place over the last weekend of

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Our Lovely Guide to Pollinator Friendly Winter Blooms

Hello nature enthusiasts and wildlife gardeners! As winter approaches, it might seem like the natural world goes into hibernation. However, there are several pollinator friendly flowers that defy the cold and bloom even in the coldest months. At Seedball, we are all for creating beautiful gardens that support local ecosystems.

Embrace an Eco-Friendly and Wildlife Garden-Friendly Christmas with Seedball

Hello nature lovers and garden enthusiasts! With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to spread joy while also taking care of our planet and the wildlife that surrounds us. At Seedball, we believe in celebrating Christmas in an eco-friendly and wildlife garden-friendly way. So, let’s explore some

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How to help bees

Provide a friendly home for bees and create a safe haven for them! Bees are an essential part of our ecosystem, and they need our help. By creating a safe haven for them, we can ensure they thrive in our environment and continue to provide valuable services like pollination of

November Gardening

Leave those leaves! In autumn leaves fall from deciduous trees, its okay to let them stay on the ground, we encourage you to! The leaves act as a mulch on flower beds, protecting the soil and when they break down they improve the structure. Worms pull leaves below ground where

Batty facts and creepy crawly news!

Batty facts The UK has 18 native bat species; 17 of which breed here. UK bats are one of the most endangered wildlife species. The loss of roosting sites,  along with a crash in the insect population and night-time light pollution have all made it harder for these night-flyers to

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Autumn Scatter Time

You don’t have to wait until spring to scatter seed balls however. Autumn is a great time to get to work on your own wild flower patch. It’s also a lovely time to be out in the garden. The light is soft, it’s often still warm and everything takes a deep breath after a summer of frenetic activity.

Autumn is the best time to scatter wildflower seed balls

You don’t have to wait until spring to scatter seed balls however. Autumn is a great time to get to work on your own wild flower patch. It’s also a lovely time to be out in the garden. The light is soft, it’s often still warm and everything takes a deep breath after a summer of frenetic activity.

10 Super Simple tips for rewilding a garden

Some simple ideas to get you started up the rewild garden path! Wow! Did you know research shows that even a tiny garden can house over 700 different species of insect. From the minuscule organisms living in the soil to the nocturnal visits from hedgehogs, bats and foxes. No space is

August Wildflowers

Here are three of our favourite wildflowers, that you might find blooming in the summer month of August Teasel – Dipsacus fullonum We love seeing a teasel, it makes a stately specimen in a garden or in the wild and can grow over 5ft tall. The strong stem often has

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The Big Butterfly Count 2023

This year’s Big Butterfly Count begins on 14th July, and is the largest public conservation survey in the world! Run by our friends at: Butterfly Conservation.  Natural Indicator Butterflies are a fantastic indicator of the natural environment around us. Meaning environmentalists and conservationists can gain lots of important information from

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How To Create A Wildflower Meadow

Follow these easy steps to create your very own wildflower meadow! Choose a site that receives full sun during the summer. Wildflowers prefer nutrient-poor soil, so the next thing to do is check your soil. Ironically, ex-arable land is usually depleted of nutrients. Perennial weeds, such as nettle, dock and

Coronation Meadows

In 2013, after reading the 2012, Plantlife report: Our Vanishing Flora, which highlighted the staggering loss of British wild flowers since Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953; King Charles III, (formerly HRH The Prince of Wales), joined forces with The Wildlife Trust, Plantlife and the Rare Breeds Trust; to pledge the

10 best wildflowers to grow for insects

Most insects have a special relationship with a wildflower, usually for food. Butterflies and moths use them as nursery plants for their young, other insects use them to hide out in wait for prey. Bees and pollinators visit them for nectar and pollen. With the UK’s natural wildflower habitats now

Insect Week 2023

The next Insect Week is 19 to 25 June 2023, and is run by the Royal Entomological Society to encourage people of all ages to learn more about insects and their conservation. Follow @insectweek on socials and check out the @royentsoc to find insect related events, facts and fabulous photos. In

Seedball Wins at RHS Chelsea

We were super excited to be invited to have a Seedball stall at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023.  The show usually runs during the last week in May. We hired a van and drove down to spend the Sunday, flower-faffing and product-placing, until we were happy with the way the

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No Mow May

“We can think of nothing better to help make the world a better place, than cultivating your garden. Someone who grows a garden, to help nature, is personally doing the important work of improving the world. Never underestimate the power of such a seemingly simple act” Ana & Emily Seedball


Hedgehog Awareness Week

Organised by The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS), the first week of May, is all about raising awareness of the problems faced by UK hedgehogs, and what we can all do, to make a difference. Naturally, we thought this the perfect time to think about how we can make our gardens a


The life of the Hairy Footed Flower Bee

[The Hairy Footed Flower Bee (HFFB) gets the name from the male, who has long whiskers on his front legs. He uses these to stroke the female’s eyes in an attempt to becalm her long enough to mate. (Seedball)] Penny Metal (@penny.metal) blogs about the life in the bushes of

Sustainable Garden Ideas For Earth Day

Look after your garden soil Mulch once a year. This means adding a 5-10cm layer of bulky organic matter, such as homemade peat-free compost. If you have clay soil, Autumn is the best time to do this, for sandy soil, mulch in Spring. Mulching will help protect the soil from

Earth Day 2023

For us, every day is Earth Day. If you feel the same, here are some actions and tips to make a difference, every day of the year. Go Pesticide Free – Take the Pesticide Pledge Help protect important pollinators like bees and other insects by pledging to go pesticide-free! Take

Spring planting and Easter Fun

Spring Planting Growing wildflowers is an awesome way for children to increase their connectedness with nature. It’s so easy for children of any age to start the cycle by scattering Seedballs, watering and then watching the seedlings grow and develop into plants. Once in bloom, even the smallest patch of

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