Garden Meadow

NEW for Autumn 2020, our mini-meadow 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

  • A set of 3 biodegradable and compostable bamboo pots and saucers
  • Peat-free coir discs
  • 12 wildflower seed balls (in lovely new packaging!)
  • Full instructions on how to use

The pots are best positioned outdoors, on a windowsill or garden table for example, and can be set up at any time of the year (although early Spring and Autumn are the very best times to start). All cardboard packaging (including the Seedball packs) are made from 100% recycled card and vegetable inks and 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. The sets are available in three varieties: Garden Meadow, Bee Mix and Butterfly Mix (see seed details below), and include full instructions of how to use on the back of the box.

SETTING UP YOUR POTS:

 

£20.00

Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)

Annual.
Height: 90cm
Flowers: June to August
Cornflowers are edible. They have a cucumber-like taste. Flowers can be consumed in the form of salad and tea, or used as a garnish.

Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)

Perennial.
Height: 10-150cm
Flowers: June to October
There is an old belief that when you walk around the flower three times it will remove any spells that have been cast on you!

Cowslip (Primula veris)

Perennial.
Height: 20-30cm
Scatter: Late summer or autumn
Flowers: April and May
The origin of the name cowslip is unclear, but it may derive from the fact that it grows in meadows well manured by cow dung or cow slips.

Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)

Description: A tall perennial with large rose pink petals.
Height: 40-70cm
Flowers: June to August
The plant is cultivated for its seeds, which are used in perfumes. The plant also yields a fibre that can be used for clarifying sugar.

Meadow Cranesbill (Geranium pratense)

Perennial.
Height: 30-70cm
Flowers: June to September
The large purple flowers of Meadow cranesbill turn into pointed, bill-like seed pods that give the plant its common name.

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Perennial.
Height: 30-90cm
Flowers: May to September
In Austria and Germany oxeye daisies were hung inside the house as it was believed they would repel lightning.

Red Campion (Silene dioica)

A perennial with rose pink petals.
Height: 20-60cm
Flowers: March to November
Silenus the merry god of the woodlands in Greek mythology, gave his name to Silene dioica. The second part of its scientific name, dioica, means 'two houses', and refers to the fact that each Red Campion plant has flowers of one sex only, so that two plants are needed to make seeds.

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How to use Seedballs

What is 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 (UK only) is available on all orders above £20 (5 – 7 working days)
  • Royal Mail 2nd Class (UK only) is 5 – 7 working days
  • Royal Mail 1st Class (UK only) is 2 – 3 working days
  • Tracked Courier (UK only) 1 working day. Your order must be received before 11:00 for next day delivery.
  • We can deliver to all addresses within Europe
  • European delivery takes around 14 working days, but please allow for export delays
  • We’ll always notify you by email when your order has been dispatched
  • For any urgent requests please email seedball@mayaproject.org
  • more information on delivery and returns

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