Bird Mix- Seedball

£6.50

This seed mix includes wildflowers that are perfect for attracting birds to our gardens to feed on seeds and insects. Each tin will provide coverage for 1 square metre in a garden, or 3-5 medium sized pots. Best scattered in Spring or Autumn.

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Description

Created in collaboration with scientists at the Natural History Museum, this mix includes wildflowers that are perfect for attracting birds to our gardens to feed on seeds and insects. According to the RSPB, a lack of habitat and food abundance has lead to huge decline (over 50% in the last 45 years) of many common UK garden bird species.

Our Bird Mix is designed to feed the birds for you, and is a much more sustainable option to buying bagged bird feed! The careful selection of plants will boost the food supply for a wide range of birds including goldfinches, blue tits, chaffinches, greenfinches, robins, starlings, increasing the number of birds seen in your garden. Whilst in bloom the flowers will attract insects that many birds feed on, while birds will also feed directly on the plants and seeds themselves.

Each ball contains approximately 30 seeds per ball, and each tin will provide coverage for 1 square metre in a garden, or 3-5 medium sized pots. Best scattered in Spring or Autumn.

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Corn Marigold (Chrysanthemum segetum)

A medium height annual plant, its flowers are golden-yellow discs with prominent ray florets.
Height: 51-60cm
Scatter: late summer to mid April, but the best results are usually obtained in early spring
Flowers: June to October

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Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

A bright red flowering annual – hugely popular and often used as a symbol of remembrance.
Height: 30-60cm.
Flowers: May to July
The remembrance poppy is the common field poppy, one of the first wildflowers to colonise disturbed ground or fallow cornfields. It became identified with the battle zones of the First World War, or Flanders Fields, which were originally corn fields.

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Greater Knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa)

Perennial.
Height: 30-100cm
Flowers: July to September

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Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)

Perennial.
Height: 10-40cm
Flowers: June to August

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Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

Perennial.
Height: 20-100cm
Flowers: June to August

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Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)

Also known as Queen Anne’s Lace
Biennial (sometimes annual)
Height: 30-70cm
Flowers: June to August

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What is Seedball?

A ball made from seeds, clay, peat-free compost and chili powder.

Why use Seedballs?

The ball prevents the seeds from being a tasty lunch for birds and insects, thereby increasing the chances of your flowers growing. Plus they’re super easy to use, no digging and no expert knowledge needed!

What’s in the tin?

There are 20 balls in each tin, and around 30 seeds per ball.

How do I use Seedballs?

Throw onto soil or compost in a garden bed or planter in Spring or Autumn, leaving at least 10cm between each ball. Your Seedball has everything it needs to grow and, once the ball becomes moist and the temperature is right, your seeds will germinate!

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What area will my Seedballs cover?

We would usually advise 20 seed balls per square metre, or 3-5 seed balls for a 35cm container.

Conservation:

All seed is responsibly sourced in the UK from Flora Locale accredited suppliers, seedball only ever use peat-free compost and our steel tins are manufactured in London (with the help of a solar farm on the factory roof).