Seedball Tubes – Garden Meadow

Garden Meadow:A beautiful mix of native wildflowers that is perfect for pollinators and the most hardy of our wildflower mixes. Garden Meadow is a colour combination of annuals and perennials developed in collaboration with ‘River of Flowers’. Each seed ball contains approximately 30 seeds from a mix of Common toadflax, Cornflower, Cowslip, Meadow cranesbill, Musk mallow, Oxeye daisy and Red campion, plus a sprinkling of pollinator-friendly annuals Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn marigold, and Night-flowering catchfly.

£2.50

9 in stock

Description

UK native wildflower seeds

What is a seedball?

STEP 1: Choose the wildflower you would like to grow.  Are you looking to attract a particular type of wildlife, grow wildflowers of a specific colour, or looking for wildflowers that are most suitable for shade or busy road verges? Maybe you’re just looking for the perfect gardening gift?

STEP 2: Scatter onto bare soil or compost. No need to dig! As the wildflower seeds are encased in clay and peat-free compost, they are essentially already “planted”. Simply scatter onto bare soil or compost (avoid scattering on grass) on a garden bed or in a pot, leaving at least 10cm between each ball. The outer clay helps to prevent birds and insects from eating the seeds, keeping the seeds nicely protected and ensuring your bee and butterfly friendly wildflower garden has every chance of growing success.

STEP 3: Seeds germinate inside the ball and begin to sprout. With rain (or watering) and enough sun and warmth, the wildflower seeds inside the ball will start to germinate and little sprouts will begin to appear from the ball. This process can take 4-6 weeks from scattering. We add chilli powder to our Seedball recipe to help deter slugs and snails from eating the young shoots.

STEP 4: Ball breaks down as the plant begins to establish. Slowly the ball will disperse and become less visible, leaving a patch of young plants which will continue to grow and grow into a beautiful wildflower garden.

STEP 5: Plants flower and become hub life of activity. Each wildflower species has a different flowering time and length of time taken to come into flower – some will flower in the first year and others will flower in the following year. Once in flower they will provide important habitat and food for an abundance of garden wildlife.