Seedball Tin: Butterfly Mix, plastic free.
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Seedball Tin: Butterfly Mix, plastic free.

Seedball Tin: Butterfly Mix, plastic free.

20 wild flower Seedballs; each ball containing 30 seeds of mostly purple, pink and blue flowers, designed to attract butterflies, 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 Butterfly Mix 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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Wild Flower Butterfly Mix Seedball Tin - 100% UK made 

20 seedballs each containing 30 wild flower seeds from a mix of mostly purple, pink and blue flowers, designed to attract butterflies and being rich in easily accessible nectar:

Forget-me-not  Myosotis arvensis - annual - flowers  Apr - Oct

Red campion  Silene dioica - perennial - flowers  May - Jun

Yarrow  Achillea millefolium - perennial - flowers  Jun - Aug

Purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria - perennial - flowers  Jun - Aug

Musk mallow Malva moschata - perennial - flowers  Jun - Aug

* Also contains extra pollinator friendly annuals to help ensure flowers in the first year:

Cornflower, Chamomile, Corn Marigold & Night-Flowering Catchfly. 


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.

1 tin of Butterfly 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.

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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 Butterfly Mix Seedball Tin - 100% UK made

Contents / Materials

20 Seedballs: each ball containing 30 Wild flower seeds from those listed below (mostly purple, pink and blue flowers, designed to attract butterflies); clay, peat-free compost with chilli powder

Forget-me-not  Myosotis arvensis - annual - flowers  Apr - Oct

Red campion  Silene dioica - perennial - flowers  May - Jun

Yarrow  Achillea millefolium - perennial - flowers  Jun - Aug

Purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria - perennial - flowers  Jun - Aug

Musk mallow Malva moschata - perennial - flowers  Jun - Aug

* Also contains extra pollinator friendly annuals to help ensure flowers in the first year:

Cornflower, Chamomile, Corn Marigold & Night-Flowering Catchfly. 

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.

05/10/2021

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Seedball Tin: Butterfly Mix, plastic free.

Seedball Tin: Butterfly Mix, plastic free.

20 wild flower Seedballs; each ball containing 30 seeds of mostly purple, pink and blue flowers, designed to attract butterflies, 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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