The ideal mix to attract ladybirds and pollinating beetles – who are super important to our garden ecosystems. Did you know that many beetles are important pollinators who pollinated the first flowers 140 million years ago at the time of dinosaurs?
About a quarter of the UK’s beetles are pollinators, feeding on nectar and then transporting pollen on their legs. They love open faced flowers and those with multiple flower heads – making our mix of flowers perfect for beetles 🙂 Our beetle mix includes common knapweed, cornflower, cow parsley, field scabious, foxglove, great burnet and yarrow.
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.
What are Seedballs? How do they work?
A ball made from seeds, clay, peat-free compost and chili powder.
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!
There are 20 balls in each tin, and around 30 seeds per ball.
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!
We would usually advise 20 seed balls per square metre, or 3-5 seed balls for a 35cm container.
All seed is responsibly sourced in the UK from Flora Locale accredited suppliers, we 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).