Artist's Meadow Seedball Tin. plastic free.
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Artist's Meadow Seedball Tin. plastic free. Artist's Meadow Seedball Tin. plastic free. Artist's Meadow Seedball Tin. plastic free.

Seedball Tin: Artist's Meadow, plastic free.

20 wild flower Seedballs; each ball containing 30 seeds from a mix of Common poppy, Oxeye daisy, Musk mallow, Corn marigold, Purple field scabious, Red campion & White cow parsley, clay, peat-free compost with chilli powder to naturally protect seeds from birds, insects and slugs - all rolled into a ball; seedballs & tin 100% UK made. Plastic free. 

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Wild Flower Artist's Meadow Seedball Tin - 100% UK made

Why the need for Seedballs?

Created by conservation scientists, Seedball offers a new twist on an ancient technique for increasing seed germination rates - helping to fill our gardens, balconies and window boxes with native wildflowers, bees and butterflies.

Native wildflowers are naturally slow to germinate, and as such, loosely scattered seed can often be eaten by ants, birds and mice. Seedball helps to solve this problem by encasing the seed in a protective ball of clay, compost and chilli.

A barrier of dried outer clay means that the seed is inaccessible to predators, and once sufficient water permeates the clay, the seed inside will begin to germinate - helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the ball. The chilli powder continues to deter slugs and snails while the seed ball slowly degrades and the seeds sprout.

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Artist's Meadow Seedball Tin. 20 seedballs each containing 30 wild flower seeds: 

Mix contents and artwork by contemporary artist Yvonne Coombes. Inspired by the wildflowers growing outside of her studio in Devon with proceeds from the sale of every tin go to the Wildlife Trust. 

Common poppy  - Papaver rhoeas - annual - flowers Jun - Aug

Oxeye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare - perennial - flowers May - Sept

Musk mallow Malva moschata - perennial - flowers Jun - Aug

Corn marigold - Chrysanthemum segetum - annual Jun - Oct

Purple field scabious - Knautia arvensis - perennial - Jul - Sept

Red campion - Silene dioica - perennial - Mar - Nov

White cow parsley - Anthriscus sylvestris - perennial - Apr - Jun

Directions: Seed balls are incredibly easy to use - simply scatter on top of soil or compost (no digging or expertise required!) and nature will do the rest.

* Best scattered in Spring or Autumn.
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Information from the company Seedball:

Seedball was founded in 2012 by Dr. Ana Attlee and Dr. Emily Lambert following a Natural Environment Research Council training scheme to help scientists turn their research into business ventures.

Whilst researching sustainable land management practices, they stumbled across work by Japanese Agronomist and Monk Masanobu Fukuoka, who revived an ancient technique of seed propagation to grow crops more efficiently. They were instantly inspired and went about adapting the recipe to suit wildflower seed, which can be notoriously tricky to grow!

We care about our world and we want to do everything we can to help more people grow wildflowers in the most sustainable way possible.

  • 100% UK made and manufactured.

  • Our tin packaging is locally manufactured by the last tin can maker in London and powered with the help of a solar farm on their factory roof.

  • Our tube packaging is made from 100% recycled cardboard.

  • We only ever use peat-free compost and all of our wildflower seed is sourced from Flora Locale accredited suppliers.

  • Each year we donate over 200,000 seed balls to schools and community projects.

  • Seedball is owned by parent company Project Maya, an eco-social enterprise working to build its own network of wildflower nature reserves.

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Wild Flower Artist's Meadow Seedball Tin - 100% UK made

Contents / Materials

20 Seedballs: each ball containing 30 Wild flower seeds from those listed below, clay, peat-free compost with chilli powder

Common poppy

Oxeye daisy 

Musk mallow 

Corn marigold  

Purple field scabious

Red campion

White cow parsley

Tin: aluminium re-usable and recyclable tin made in the UK. The tin packaging is locally manufactured by the last tin can maker in London and partially powered with a solar farm on their factory roof.

23/10/2021

A wonderfil idea in plastic free packaging. Will be sending in the post to friends for xmas.

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Seedball Tin: Artist's Meadow, plastic free.

Seedball Tin: Artist's Meadow, plastic free.

20 wild flower Seedballs; each ball containing 30 seeds from a mix of Common poppy, Oxeye daisy, Musk mallow, Corn marigold, Purple field scabious, Red campion & White cow parsley, clay, peat-free compost with chilli powder to naturally protect seeds from birds, insects and slugs - all rolled into a ball; seedballs & tin 100% UK made. Plastic free. 

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