Created in collaboration with scientists at the Natural History Museum, this mix includes wildflowers that are perfect for attracting birds to our gardens to feed on seeds and insects. According to the RSPB, a lack of habitat and food abundance has lead to huge decline (over 50% in the last 45 years) of many common UK garden bird species.

Our Bird Mix is designed to feed the birds for you, and is a much more sustainable option to buying bagged bird feed! The careful selection of plants will boost the food supply for a wide range of birds including goldfinches, blue tits, chaffinches, greenfinches, robins, starlings, increasing the number of birds seen in your garden. Whilst in bloom the flowers will attract insects that many birds feed on, while birds will also feed directly on the plants and seeds themselves.

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

Corn Marigold (Chrysanthemum segetum)

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

Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

A bright red flowering annual - hugely popular and often used as a symbol of remembrance.
Height: 30-60cm.
Flowers: May to July
Geeklet: The remembrance poppy is the common field poppy, one of the first wildflowers to colonise disturbed ground or fallow cornfields. It became identified with the battle zones of the First World War, or Flanders Fields, which were originally corn fields.

Greater Knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa)

Perennial
Height: 30-100cm
Flowers: July to September

Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)

Perennial
Height: 10-40cm
Flowers: June to August

Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

Perennial
Height: 20-100cm
Flowers: June to August

Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)

Biennial (sometimes annual)
Height: 30-70cm
Flowers: June to August

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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
  • more information on delivery and returns

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