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Batty facts and creepy crawly news!

Batty facts The UK has 18 native bat species; 17 of which breed here. UK bats are one of the most endangered wildlife species. The loss of roosting sites, ¬†along with a crash in the insect population and night-time light pollution have all made it harder for these night-flyers to survive. The most common bat […]

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Bee on Clover

Autumn Scatter Time

You don’t have to wait until spring to scatter seed balls however. Autumn is a great time to get to work on your own wild flower patch. It’s also a lovely time to be out in the garden. The light is soft, it’s often still warm and everything takes a deep breath after a summer of frenetic activity.

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Marbled White Butterfly

The Big Butterfly Count 2023

This year’s Big Butterfly Count begins on 14th July, and is the largest public conservation survey in the world! Run by our friends at: Butterfly Conservation.¬† Natural Indicator Butterflies are a fantastic indicator of the natural environment around us. Meaning environmentalists and conservationists can gain lots of important information from the data collected by this

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Coronation Meadows

In 2013, after reading the 2012, Plantlife report: Our Vanishing Flora, which highlighted the staggering loss of British wild flowers since Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953; King Charles III, (formerly HRH The Prince of Wales), joined forces with The Wildlife Trust, Plantlife and the Rare Breeds Trust; to pledge the restoration and creation of 60

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Seedball Dandelion

No Mow May

‚ÄúWe can think of nothing better to help make the world a better place, than cultivating your garden. Someone who grows a garden, to help nature, is personally doing the important work of improving the world. Never underestimate the power of such a seemingly simple act‚ÄĚ Ana & Emily Seedball Founders Seedball is again supporting

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Hedgehog

Hedgehog Awareness Week

Organised by The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS), the first week of May, is all about raising awareness of the problems faced by UK hedgehogs, and what we can all do, to make a difference. Naturally, we thought this the perfect time to think about how we can make our gardens a little more hedgehog-friendly. © iStockphoto.com

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LOVE wildflowers this Valentine’s!

Let’s LOVE wildflowers this valentine’s!  At Seedball we‚Äôre all about the ‚Äėbirds and bees‚Äô this Valentine‚Äôs Day, here‚Äôs what you can grow to share the love with wildlife that can be found in your garden. It’s time to think about planting up your garden to give wildlife a valentine’s day that lasts all year. Think

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Cornflowers

Rewild Your School Xmas 2023

Christmas wildflowers for your school!! We’re now out of stock, but please do pop back in the Spring as we’re sure to have more! We’re not keen on waste, and given we have lots of wildflower odd balls at the moment we wanted to offer these to schools / parents of schools to use in

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September Wildflowers

Wildflowers to look out for in September, include the mauve pincushions of Field Scabious¬†(Knautia arvensis). Interestingly ‚Äėmauve‚Äô is the French name for ‚Äėmallow‚Äô. The dark pink flowers of Common Mallow¬†(Malva sylvestris)¬†can be found now along with the paler sweet scented Musk Mallow¬†(Malva moschata)¬†are blooming now too. Common Mallow The scrambling purple blooms of Tufted Vetch¬†(Vicia

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Autumn School Giveaway 2022

Grab your FREE Oddballs for schools this Autumn, an important time in the wildflower calendar! Autumn is a great time to sow wildflowers, because it replicates the natural life-cycle of a seed. And so, to celebrate Seedball are giving away bags of Oddballs to schools (while stocks last). All you need to do is cover postage

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Wildflowers Of July 2023

The midsummer month of July brings us wildflowers that take a little longer to get going but can last until the autumn, providing pollen and nectar for bees and butterflies. Knapweed also know as ‘hardheads’, will be revealing their tufty purple petals from within their sturdy buds.Scented Meadowsweet will be enticing pollinators with its frothy flowers and

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