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Wildlife Collection Seed Boxes

Wildlife Collection Seed Boxes

A perfect gift for nature and wildlife lovers. A set of six beautiful boxes filled with wildflower seedballs for bees, birds, bats, butterflies, beetles and hedgehogs, perfect for anyone who loves their garden wildlife. The collection includes one box for each type wildlife plus an information card with details on each wildflower mix. Boxes are made from 100% recycled card.

Ref: G001

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Wildflowers for Birds
This 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.
Includes corn marigold, poppy, greater knapweed, sheep sorrel, tufted vetch, and wild carrot.

Wildflowers for Beetles
The ideal mix to attract ladybirds and pollinating beetles, who are really important for our garden ecosystems (did you know that beetles pollinated the first flowers at the time of the dinosaurs!).
The mix includes common knapweed, cornflower, cow parsley, field scabious, foxglove, great burnet and yarrow.

Wildflowers for Bats
A special mix of wildflowers to attract a wide diversity of insects that bats feed on (such as moths), including flowers that release their fragrance in the evening when bats are most active in our gardens. The mix also has plants with a combination of long and short pollen tubes and a range of colours and shapes of flower to maximise the number of insects that they attract.
Includes borage, cornflower, corn marigold, evening primrose, night-scented stock and wallflower.

Wildflowers for Bees
A mix of native wildflowers that bees will just love! This carefully selected mix is designed specifically to attract solitary bees, honey bees and bumblebees.
Includes birdsfoot trefoil, foxglove, red clover, viper's bugloss and wild marjoram.

Wildflowers for Butterflies
This lovely collection of mostly purple, pink and blue flowers is designed to attract butterflies to our gardens, balconies and window boxes and uses only flowers recommended by Butterfly Conservation.
Includes purple loosestrife, forget-me-not, musk mallow, red campion and yarrow.

Wildflowers for Hedgehogs
A wildflower patch of is a super addition to creating a hedgehog friendly garden, not only in providing shelter but importantly to attract a whole range of tasty insects for hedgehogs to feed on.
This mix includes yellow rattle, wild carrot, birdsfoot trefoil, tufted vetch, self heal and poppy.

How Seedballs work

No need to dig! As the 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.

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.

The ball breaks down as the plants become established. 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.

Plants flower and become a hub of wildlife 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.

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