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Seedball Tin: Bee Merry Mix, plastic free. Festive gold tin.

Festive gold tin! 20 wild flower Seedballs; each ball containing 50 seeds (mix of 5 Native bee-friendly wildflowers recommended by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust; easily accessible pollen & nectar), 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 Bee Merry 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 Bee Mix Seedball Tin - 100% UK made 

20 seedballs each containing 50 wild flower seeds from a mix of 5 Native bee-friendly wildflowers recommended by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust as being rich in easily accessible pollen and nectar:

Foxglove*  Digitalis purpurea  - perennial - flowers May - Sept   (*Foxglove is poisonous if eaten).

Viper’s-bugloss  Echium vulgare - perennial - flowers Jun - Sept

Birdsfoot trefoil  Lotus corniculatus - perennial - flowers  Apr - Sept

Wild marjoram  Origanum vulgare - perennial - flowers  Jun - Oct

Red clover  Trifolium pretense - perennial - flowers  Apr - Nov

* 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.

* 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 Bee Merry Mix Seedball Tin - 100% UK made

Contents / Materials

20 Seedballs: each ball containing 50 Wild flower seeds from those listed below, clay, peat-free compost with chilli powder

Foxglove*  Digitalis purpurea *Foxglove is poisonous if eaten.

Viper’s-bugloss  Echium vulgare

Birdsfoot trefoil  Lotus corniculatus

Wild marjoram  Origanum vulgare 

Red clover  Trifolium pretense

* 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.

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Seedball Tin: Bee Merry Mix, plastic free. Festive gold tin.

Seedball Tin: Bee Merry Mix, plastic free. Festive gold tin.

Festive gold tin! 20 wild flower Seedballs; each ball containing 50 seeds (mix of 5 Native bee-friendly wildflowers recommended by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust; easily accessible pollen & nectar), 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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