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Let Herbs and Salads Bloom for Busy Bees

You are probably growing herbs and salads for their amazing flavours and health benefits. But did you know they also are amazing for pollinators? When allowed to flower, they become buzzing hubs of activity, and they are quick to grow and to flower – making them a great choice to plant in summer months. And […]

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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! 1. Plant Native: Boost biodiversity

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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, this grab bag is an

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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 plants. Insects may seem insignificant,

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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 this month. Simply spend an

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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 delightful ideas to make this

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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 too small to make a

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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 the data collected by this

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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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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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Bees

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 Warwick Gardens, a small park

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Raising awareness of rare bees

To highlight the plight of the Bumblebee, Seedball have launched three new tin designs focussed on our rarest bumblebees, and launched to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the first Seedball tin in 2013. The UK supports around 10% of the world’s species of bumblebee. These two dozen species play a vital role in pollinating

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National Nestbox Week

National nest box week starts on Valentine’s Day on the 14th. This is the perfect time to install a nest box, and help out the dwindling garden bird population. As gardens have become tidier and many hedges replaced with fences, there are fewer and fewer places for birds to nest. Even if you are renting

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Which animals are the true hibernators?

We may all feel like hunkering down during the winter months but which animals truly hibernate in the UK? Hibernation is a survival tactic, a form of deep sleep, as protection against a period of time when food is scarce or non-existent. When temperatures drop, it is often too cold for some mammals to function without

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