Created in collaboration with scientists at the Natural History Museum to help garden bats. Many of our British bat species are in decline, faced with less roosting places and declining food availability. They have massive appetites, and a tiny Pipistrelle bat alone can eat over 3,000 mosquitoes a night!

Bat Mix contains a special mix of wildflowers to attract a wide diversity of insects that bats feed on, including flowers that release their fragrance in the evening when bats are most active in our gardens. The mix also has a plants with a combination of long and short pollen tubes and a range of colours and shapes of flower to maximise the number of insects that they attract.

Each ball contains approximately 30 seeds per ball, and each tin will provide coverage for 1 square metre in a garden, or 3-5 medium sized pots. Best scattered in Spring or Autumn.

£6.00

Borage (Borago officinalis)

Annual
Height: up to 60cm
Flowers: April to September

Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)

Annual
Height: 90cm
Flowers: June to August
Geeklet: 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.

Corn Marigold (Chrysanthemum segetum)

Annual
Height: 51-60cm
Flowers: June to October

Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)

A winter annual or biennial,evening primrose has sweet smelling yellow flowers.
Height: up to 1.5m
Flowers: June to September

Night-scented Stock (Matthiola longipetala)

Perennial with trefoil leaves and pinky red flowers. Good weed suppressor
Height: 45-60cm
Flowers: May to August

Wallflower (Cheiranthus cheiri)

Perennial
Height: up to 30cm
Flowers: March to June

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How To Use

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

  • Standard delivery (UK only) is 3-5 working days
  • Free delivery (UK only) is available on all orders above £20 (3-5 working days)
  • Speedy delivery (UK only) 1-2 working days
  • We can deliver to all addresses within Europe
  • European delivery takes between 5-7 working days
  • We’ll always notify you by email when your order has been dispatched
  • For any urgent requests please email seedball@mayaproject.org
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