Seedball Shade Mix
- WILDFLOWER SEEDS FOR SHADE / PARTIALLY SUNNY AREAS: Bellflower, Forget-me-not, Meadow buttercup, Meadowsweet, Oxeye daisy, Ragged robin and Red campion. Perfect For Creating A Wildflower Garden!
- SUPER SIMPLE GARDENING: No need to ‘plant’ or dig – Just scatter on top of soil, no need for aftercare – nature will do the rest! Perfect for bees and ideal for balcony / window box pots & garden beds. 1 pack contains 12 balls and will cover half a metre square in a garden bed or 3-4 medium sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball).
- WINNER OF *BEST PRODUCT FOR WILDLIFE 2019* by Grow Your Own Magazine, and *BEST NEW GARDENING GROWING PRODUCT 2017* at the Garden Retail industry Awards.
- CREATED BY CONSERVATION SCIENTISTS: Clay balls protect the seeds before and after germination to naturally protect the seeds from being eaten by birds and insects. We also include chilli powder to help deter slugs and snails from eating the young shoots. 100% British made using Native UK-sourced seeds & peat-free compost. Best scattered in Spring or Autumn.
- A brilliant and simple way to grow a wildflower garden perfect for pollinators and other garden wildlife
- A mix of British native wildflowers that are ideal for shadier areas of your garden and balcony. While these will struggle in total shade (as would all flowers!), this mix is designed for spots which receive only dappled sun or sun for just one part of the day (although will grow equally well in areas of full sun). A super Christmas gift or stocking filler for a gardening lover!
- Shade mix includes Bellflower, Forget-me-not, Meadow buttercup, Meadowsweet, Oxeye daisy, Ragged robin and Red campion.
- Growing wildflowers from seed balls provides natural protection for the seeds – helping germination rates and growth without complex propagation. Very easy to use – simply scatter on top of soil or compost and let nature do the rest! They’ll grow equally well in pots
- Each seed ball contains a mini ecosystem: wildflower seeds are mixed with clay, peat-free compost and a smidgen of chilli powder, and rolled into a small ball. The dried clay acts as a protective casing from common seed predators (such as ants, mice and birds). When sufficient rain permeates the clay, the seeds inside begin to germinate – helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the ball. The chilli powder continues to deter predators while the seed ball slowly degrades and the seeds sprout.
- Ten seed balls per square meter is recommended for a garden, or 3 – 5 seed balls for a small to medium sized pot.
- Best scattered in the spring or autumn, and each ball contains approx 30 seeds.
- Please be patient with growth, native wildflowers are naturally slow to sprout (2-6 weeks) and flower (not all plants will flower in first summer).