Royal Entomological Society (Pack of 3)
New for Spring 2024, this exciting collaboration with the Royal Entomological Society features winning photographs from their 2022 Photography Competition.
The Royal Entomological Society is an amazing and prestigious organisation (Charles Darwin was a member!) devoted to the understanding and development of insect science, as well as seeking to share with us all how remarkable and valuable insects are. Our collaboration features three seed mixes aimed at encouraging three important invertebrate groups (see below for full details). Seedball makes a donation of £0.90 for every set of three boxes sold to The Royal Entomological Society, registered charity number 213620, www.royentsoc.org.
Each box is 5.8cm x 3.7cm x 1.5cm (like an old small matchbox size), and contains 6 seed balls to grow beautiful wildflowers in a window box, balcony pot or garden bed. One box will cover 1-2 pots.
Best scattered in the Autumn or Spring.
Each box contains 6 seed balls, with each ball containing approximately 30 wildflower seeds. This will cover 1 square metre in a garden bed or 3-5 medium sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball). The balls are best scattered in Spring or Autumn. See our FAQ page for more details on how to get the best from your seed balls.
A wildflower and grasses mix to support meadow invertebrates such as grasshoppers, spiders and beetles. Helping to encourage as wide a range of wildlife as possible is super important for maintaining healthy meadow ecosystems. The mix contains Oxeye Daisy, Common Knapweed, Yellow Oat-grass, Lady's Bedstraw and Cat Grass.
To encourage all pollinators, including those that are lesser known such as the hummingbird hawk-moth. This species of hawk-moth is a day flying moth which feeds on the nectar of tube-shaped flowers using their long proboscis while hovering in the air. The mix contains Viper’s Bugloss, Hedge Bedstraw, Red Campion, Yarrow, Cornflower, Corn Marigold.
Damp Soil Mix
A mix to support invertebrates in wetland habitats or areas of damp soil. These areas are host to an abundance of important invertebrate life, including damselflies (featured on the box) and dragonflies. The mix includes Purple Loosestrife, Hedge Bedstraw, Lesser Knapweed, Meadow Buttercup, Oxeye Daisy, Ragged Robin.