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Bee Mix

Our mini-meadow bamboo pots are an all in one gift set for anyone who loves wildflowers and garden wildlife. Everything you need is in the box, all you need to do is add water

Every pot contains a pack of 12 seed balls, each with approximately 30 bee-friendly wildflower seeds (see below for plant details), a carefully selected seed mix is designed to attract honey bees, bumblebees and solitary bees (such as mason bees and mining bees).

Our mini-meadow bamboo pots are ideal for window boxes and balconies and also make for brilliant gardening gifts, bee gifts or eco friendly gifts.

It’s time to re-wild!

£20.00

What's included in this mix?

• A set of 3 biodegradable and compostable bamboo pots and saucers
• Peat-free coir discs
• 12 wildflower seed balls
• Full instructions on how to use

Each seed ball contains approximately 30 wildflower seeds for bees from a mix of Birdsfoot Trefoil, Foxglove, Red Clover, Viper’s Bugloss and Wild Marjoram – all recommended as bee-friendly plants by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. We’ve also added a sprinkling of pollinator-friendly annuals Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn marigold, and Night-flowering catchfly.

Once set up, mini-meadow bamboo pots are best positioned outdoors, such as on a windowsill or garden table. They can be set up at any time of the year, although early Spring and Autumn are the very best times. All cardboard packaging (including the Seedball packs) are made from 100% recycled card, vegetable inks and they can be safely composted. The coir discs are made from the natural fibres found on the outer shell of coconuts which expand when water is added, turning into a great growing medium for seeds. The sets are available in three varieties: Garden Meadow, Bee Mix and Butterfly Mix, and include full instructions of how to use on the back of the box.

See our FAQ page for more details on how to get the best from your seed balls.

Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

A perennial with clusters of yellow/orange pea like leaves.
Height: 15-25cm
Flowers: May to October
Lotus corniculatus is such a sunny little thing, why not try it mixed into your summer baskets and patio pots?

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

A tall biennial (flowering stem grows in the second year) with pink and purple flowers on spikes.
Height: 60-150cm
Flowers: June to September
Toxicity: Poisonous if eaten
Foxgloves are a really good ‘bridging plant’ as they bloom late May-June, a period when the bulbs have finished and the summer perennials are yet to be at their best!

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Perennial with trefoil leaves and pinky red flowers. Good weed suppressor.
Height: 10-45cm
Flowers: May to September
The trifolium can help to break up heavy soil over time, plus it adds nitrogen to the soil, meaning healthy plants all round!

Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare)

A tall biennial (flowering stem grows in the second year) with incredibly blue flowers emerging from pink buds.
Height: 30-90cm
Flowers: June to September
If you’re looking to do something a little different with your echium, why not try growing a low blue hedge with it, or scatter it amongst paving slabs to soften the landscape and add a punch of colour.

Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare)

Aromatic perennial with dark purple buds and pinkish purple flowers.
Height: 30-60cm
Flowers: April to November
The Wild Marjoram is not only a wildflower, but can also double up as a pretty damn tasty pizza topping, along with your very best sweet tomatoes!

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What are Seedballs? How do they work?

What is a Seedball?

A ball made from seeds, clay, peat-free compost and chili powder.

Why use Seedballs?

The ball prevents the seeds from being a tasty lunch for birds and insects, thereby increasing the chances of your flowers growing. Plus they’re super easy to use, no digging and no expert knowledge needed!

What's in the tin?

There are 20 balls in each tin, and around 30 seeds per ball.

How do I use Seedballs?

Throw onto soil or compost in a garden bed or planter in Spring or Autumn, leaving at least 10cm between each ball. Your Seedball has everything it needs to grow and, once the ball becomes moist and the temperature is right, your seeds will germinate!

What area will my Seedballs cover?

We would usually advise 20 seed balls per square metre, or 3-5 seed balls for a 35cm container.

Conservation

All seed is responsibly sourced in the UK from Flora Locale accredited suppliers, we only ever use peat-free compost and our steel tins are manufactured in London (with the help of a solar farm on the factory roof).

See our FAQ page for our full guide to growing wildflowers from Seedball.

DELIVERY INFORMATION

  • Free delivery is available on all orders above £20
     usually 3-5 working days
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  • Royal Mail 1st Class £5.00  (2-3 working days)
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  • Unfortunately we’re unable to deliver outside of the UK at the moment
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  • For any urgent requests please email hello@seedball.co.uk
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