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Hedgehog Mix

We’ve teamed up with People’s Trust for Endangered Species to bring you a new addition to the Seedball range: Hedgehog Mix! The UK’s hedgehog population is struggling, with numbers down by 50% since the turn of the century, but we can all do something to help by growing British wildflowers! A wildflower patch of is a super addition to creating a hedgehog friendly garden, not only in providing shelter but importantly to attract a whole range of tasty insects for hedgehogs to feed on. Yum!

Proceeds from the sale of every tin go directly to supporting PTES in their conservation work. Please do visit www.ptes.org for more info. Each tin of Hedgehog Mix contains 20 seed balls, enough to cover 1 metre square in a garden bed or 3-5 medium sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball). Best scattered in Spring or Autumn.

Each seed ball contains approximately 30 seeds from a mix of Yellow Rattle, Wild Carrot, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Tufted Vetch, Self Heal and Poppy.

£6.00

Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)

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

Yellow Rattle - photo by Peter O'Connor

Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus Minor)

A quick growing grassland annual with yellow flowers and two purple 'teeth'.
Height: 45cm
Flowers: May to September

Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

A perennial with clusters of yellow/orange pea like leaves.
Height: 15-25cm
Flowers: May to October
Lotus corniculatus is such a sunny little thing, why not try it mixed into your summer baskets and patio pots?

Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

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

Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)

Perennial.
Height:10-50cm
Flowers: June to September
The common name Selfheal, sometimes written as Self-heal, refers to the plant having been used as a treatment for wounds and bruises until recent times.

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
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.

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Perennial with trefoil leaves and pinky red flowers. Good weed suppressor.
Height: 10-45cm
Flowers: May to September
The trifolium can help to break up heavy soil over time, plus it adds nitrogen to the soil, meaning healthy plants all round!

Seedball Hedgehog Mix also includes a sprinkling of annuals Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn marigold, and Night-flowering catchfly

When will they flower?

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