Great Yellow Bumblebee Mix
One of three new tins launched to celebrate the anniversary of the first Seedball tin in 2013. As Seedball’s mission is to help and inspire more people to grow wildflowers in their gardens for pollinators, we wanted to use our anniversary tins to help to raise awareness about three declining British bee species, and the need to keep scattering seed balls!
Each tin contains 20 seed balls, each with approximately 30 bumblebee-friendly wildflower seeds (see below for plant details). These make for lovely gardening gifts, bee gifts, eco friendly gifts or birthday gifts. They will work well in window boxes, balcony pots, garden beds and wildlife gardens.
It’s time to rewild!
The Great Yellow Bumblebee’s distribution has declined by 80% in the last 50 years, and can now only be seen in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. The mix includes 7 super bee friendly flowers: Forget-me-not, Corn Marigold, White Campion, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Cornflower, Poppy and Chamomile.
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.
Short annual with blue-grey flowers occasionally interspersed with pink flowers.
Flowers: April to October
Forget me nots have been used in the past for their astringent properties. The name Myosotis is derivation of the Latin and Greek for mouse and ears.
A medium height annual plant, its flowers are golden-yellow discs with prominent ray florets.
Scatter: late summer to mid April, but the best results are usually obtained in early spring
Flowers: June to October
A perennial with clusters of yellow/orange pea like leaves.
Flowers: May to October
Lotus corniculatus is such a sunny little thing, why not try it mixed into your summer baskets and patio pots?
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.
A bright red flowering annual - hugely popular and often used as a symbol of remembrance.
Flowers: May to July
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.
Corn Chamomile (Anthemis Arvensis)
A cheerful cornfield flower, this lovely annual produces large, daisy-like flowers throughout summer and autumn and is highly attractive to pollinators.
Flowers: May to August
Height: up to 50cm