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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 thistle, are a sign that …

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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 depleted by a staggering 98%, …

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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 stand looked. Of course, we …

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Seedball Dandelion

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 Founders Seedball is again supporting …

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September Wildflowers

Wildflowers to look out for in September, include the mauve pincushions of Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis). Interestingly ‘mauve’ is the French name for ‘mallow’. The dark pink flowers of Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris) can be found now along with the paler sweet scented Musk Mallow (Malva moschata) are blooming now too. Common Mallow The scrambling purple blooms of Tufted Vetch (Vicia …

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Wildflowers Of July 2023

The midsummer month of July brings us wildflowers that take a little longer to get going but can last until the autumn, providing pollen and nectar for bees and butterflies. Knapweed also know as ‘hardheads’, will be revealing their tufty purple petals from within their sturdy buds.Scented Meadowsweet will be enticing pollinators with its frothy flowers and …

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Bluebell Dreamtime

Spring Flowers Emerging In April

Daisy (Bellis perennis) Previous Next This sweet lawn flower has spoon-shaped leaves that stay green all year round, the yellow-centered white-petalled daisy is called the Day’s Eye. It’s little face follows the sun’s trajectory throughout the day opening its petals at sunrise and closing them when the sun goes down or it rains. Forget-me-not (Myosotis …

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