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Back to (seedball) school

September is upon us, autumn is just around the corner, which means it's time to get back to (seedball) school!

There's a lot to be done in the garden at the moment, and it's a key time of year to spread the seedball love far and wide, and get planting wildflowers for next year's pollinators. Making seedballs is the perfect activity for wee #wildflowerwarriors everywhere, so if you're stuck for things to do in the evenings and weekends look no further.

Lesson one: Why wildflowers?

Chances are that if you are on the seedball website you can provide an A* (or level 9 as it is now) answer to this question, but a little revision goes a long way: In the UK we have lost 97% of our wildflower habitats since the 1930s. These habitats are vital for pollinator species, whose populations have also suffered as a result. Here at Seedball our aim is to reverse this trend, and by all providing a little space for wildflowers conservation efforts can have a marked impact.

Lesson two: Which wildflowers?

We've got all sorts of different mixes depending on the space you have available - from a garden pot to a meadow there are wildflowers for everyone. If you've struggled to grow wildflowers in the past be sure to check out our new Garden Wildflowers mix - developed together with Plantlife this mix is designed for spaces that are more fertile than your average soily patch. Wildflowers actually do very well in degraded areas where there is less competition from grass and nettle species, so if you need some species to take on an unruly part of your garden this supermix might just do the trick.

Of course, if you're feeling creative you can always make your own seedballs.

 

Lesson three: How to make your own seedballs.

This is where we come to the interactive part of the lesson - it's time to get your hands dirty. Take one 'Make your own kit', step outside with the kids* and fill a tub with clay and chilli, wildflower seeds and peat free compost and start rolling. Once you've got a good selection of seedballs they will need to dry for a couple of days before they can be scattered to your heart's content. For full and comprehensive instructions take a look on the 'Make your own kit' page. Plus, we donate our misshapen seedballs to worthy causes, so if you think you're local school, charity or community group could benefit from some wildflower wonder drop us an email.

Then for the rest of the school year sit back and watch your brighter future grow!

*children not essential, but a welcome bonus


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Back to (seedball) school

September is upon us, autumn is just around the corner, which means it's time to get back to (seedball) school!

There's a lot to be done in the garden at the moment, and it's a key time of year to spread the seedball love far and wide, and get planting wildflowers for next year's pollinators. Making seedballs is the perfect activity for wee #wildflowerwarriors everywhere, so if you're stuck for things to do in the evenings and weekends look no further.

Lesson one: Why wildflowers?

Chances are that if you are on the seedball website you can provide an A* (or level 9 as it is now) answer to this question, but a little revision goes a long way: In the UK we have lost 97% of our wildflower habitats since the 1930s. These habitats are vital for pollinator species, whose populations have also suffered as a result. Here at Seedball our aim is to reverse this trend, and by all providing a little space for wildflowers conservation efforts can have a marked impact.

Lesson two: Which wildflowers?

We've got all sorts of different mixes depending on the space you have available - from a garden pot to a meadow there are wildflowers for everyone. If you've struggled to grow wildflowers in the past be sure to check out our new Garden Wildflowers mix - developed together with Plantlife this mix is designed for spaces that are more fertile than your average soily patch. Wildflowers actually do very well in degraded areas where there is less competition from grass and nettle species, so if you need some species to take on an unruly part of your garden this supermix might just do the trick.

Of course, if you're feeling creative you can always make your own seedballs.

 

Lesson three: How to make your own seedballs.

This is where we come to the interactive part of the lesson - it's time to get your hands dirty. Take one 'Make your own kit', step outside with the kids* and fill a tub with clay and chilli, wildflower seeds and peat free compost and start rolling. Once you've got a good selection of seedballs they will need to dry for a couple of days before they can be scattered to your heart's content. For full and comprehensive instructions take a look on the 'Make your own kit' page. Plus, we donate our misshapen seedballs to worthy causes, so if you think you're local school, charity or community group could benefit from some wildflower wonder drop us an email.

Then for the rest of the school year sit back and watch your brighter future grow!

*children not essential, but a welcome bonus


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