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Beetle Mix

The ideal mix to attract ladybirds and pollinating beetles – who are super important to our garden ecosystems. Did you know that many beetles are important pollinators who pollinated the first flowers 140 million years ago at the time of dinosaurs?

About a quarter of the UK’s beetles are pollinators, feeding on nectar and then transporting pollen on their legs. They love open faced flowers and those with multiple flower heads – making our mix of flowers perfect for beetles 🙂

Each Beetle Mix tin has 20 seed balls and each ball contains approximately 30 seeds per ball from a mix of Common Knapweed, Cornflower, Cow Parsley, Field Scabious, Foxglove, Great Burnet and Yarrow.

RHS plants for pollinators, No chemicals, pesticides or neonics, made in the UK, peat free, easy to use gardening seed balls

£6.50

What's included in this mix?

Each tin has 20 seed balls. One tin of seed bombs will cover 1 square metre in a garden bed or 3-5 medium sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball).

Best scattered in Spring or Autumn. See our FAQ page for more details on how to get the best from your seed balls.

The mix includes the following super wildlife-friendly flowers:

Common Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)

Perennial.
Height: 30-80cm
Flowers: July to September

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.

Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

Perennial.
Height: 50-150cm
Scatter: late summer or autumn
Flowers: May to July

Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis)

Perennial.
Height: 30-60cm
Flowers: August to September

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!

Great Burnet (Sanguisorba officinalis)

Perennial
Height: 40-80cm
Flowers: July to August

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

A perennial aromatic herb with white flowers arranged in a many flowered flat umbel head.
Height: 8-60cm
Flowers: June to August
Yarrow is a common herb that has been highly regarded for its medicinal properties in Britain since Anglo-Saxon times, it is said that Achilles used this herb to treat the wounds of his soldiers. Yarrow's pretty little flowers, usually white but can be pink, cluster together in tight groups to resemble flat umbrellas. The leaves are like feathers and are aromatic if crushed. Can be found in many grassland habitats including, waste land and some coastal dunes and stable shingle.

Seedball Tin Dimensions – Height = 2.2cm // Diameter = 6.5cm

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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

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  • Tracked Delivery (via DPD) – order by 10:30 for delivery in 1-2 working days
  • Unfortunately we’re unable to deliver outside of the UK at the moment
  • We’ll always notify you by email when your order has been dispatched
  • For any urgent requests please email hello@seedball.co.uk
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