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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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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 survive. The most common bat

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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.

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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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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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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 the UK alone, there are

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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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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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Cornflowers

Rewild Your School Xmas 2023

Christmas wildflowers for your school!! We’re now out of stock, but please do pop back in the Spring as we’re sure to have more! We’re not keen on waste, and given we have lots of wildflower odd balls at the moment we wanted to offer these to schools / parents of schools to use in

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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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Autumn School Giveaway 2022

Grab your FREE Oddballs for schools this Autumn, an important time in the wildflower calendar! Autumn is a great time to sow wildflowers, because it replicates the natural life-cycle of a seed. And so, to celebrate Seedball are giving away bags of Oddballs to schools (while stocks last). All you need to do is cover postage

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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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National Insect Week 2022

Run by the Royal Entomological Society a whole week dedicated to insects and encouraging people of all ages to find out more about the little things that run the world. “Insects may be small, but they have a huge impact on people and nature.”  Professor Helen Roy MBE, Royal Entomological Society President Seedballers know that growing wildflowers

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