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Bring your garden to life!

 

Award-winning eco outfit Seedball have collaborated with scientists at London’s Natural History Museum to bring beetles, birds and bats back!

Beetles, Bats and Birds are vital garden guests that help maintain healthy outdoor environments, but increasing urbanisation, agriculture and climate change is affecting the abundance and diversity of species in each group.

Wildlife can be offered a helping hand by growing native wildflower species, and the potential for growing space is huge. It is estimated that UK gardens cover about 433.000 hectares of land - that’s more than all the national nature reserves combined!

Seedballs provide the simplest way to get wildflowers growing. Made from clay, peat-free compost, seeds and chilli powder, Seedballs are their own mini-ecosystem - protecting seeds from natural predators and giving them the nutrition they need to get a head start and germinate easily.  

You can simply throw the Seedballs onto soil or compost in a garden bed or planter, water well and watch them grow. And with our #wildflowers4wildlife range the beetles, bats and birds will follow!

 

Beetles have a long history with flowers, they began pollinating blooms while Triceratops were grazing in the background. Today, there are approximately 100 pollinating beetle species in the UK, and the Beetle Mix contains some firm favourites for this group that will flower from April through to October: Cornflower, Dark Red Great Burnet, Foxglove, Purple Common Knapweed, Purple Common Scabious, White Cow Parsley and White Yarrow.

 

 

All of the 17 bat species present in the UK feed on insects, and these energetic animals need a lot of food. A single pipistrelle bat can eat over 3000 moths in one night! Yet, the insects that the bats feed on are in decline, the Bat Mix is comprised of seeds for night-scented flowers that will bloom during the year when bats are most active. These flowers will encourage moths and other night time feeders to your garden: Cornflower, Dark Red Great Burnet, Foxglove, Purple Common Knapweed, Purple Common Scabious, White Cow Parsley and White Yarrow.

 

 

You may be putting out seed and nuts for the birds in your garden, but what about getting some flowers out there as well? Wildflowers not only attract insects that birds feed on, but can also provide food for the birds themselves. With Common Poppy, Corn Marigold, Great Knapweed, Sheep Sorrel, Tufted Vetch and Wild Carrot giving flowers from June to October, the Bird Mix will provide a veritable feast for species such as goldfinches, blue tits, chaffinches, greenfinches, robins and starlings!

 

What’s more, is that every Beetle, Bat and Bird Mix bought will help support the important work of the Natural History Museum!

Each tin in the Natural History Museum range contains 20 seed balls which will provide coverage for 1 sq m in a garden or three to five 50-80 cm pots.  

 

 

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum exists to inspire a love of the natural world and unlock answers to the big issues facing humanity and the planet. More than five million people visit the sites in South Kensington and Tring every year, and the website receives over 500,000 unique visitors a month. It is a world-leading science research centre, and through its unique collection and unrivalled expertise it is tackling issues such as food security, eradicating diseases and managing resource scarcity. www.nhm.ac.uk

 

Seedball

Seedball provides the simplest way for people to grow wildflowers. Since the Second World War 97% of wildflower habitats have been lost in the UK, reversing this decline is vital for preserving biodiversity and ensuring an abundance of flora and fauna across the country.

All Seedball mixes are 100% UK made and manufactured, using  peat-free compost and wildflower seed, which is sourced from Flora Locale accredited suppliers. The tin packaging is locally manufactured by the last tin can maker in London - powered with the help of a solar farm on their factory roof. All misshapen Seedballs are donated to schools or community projects to help them grow a brighter future.

Seedball is owned by parent company Project Maya, an eco-social enterprise working to build its own network of wildflower nature reserves www.seedball.co.uk


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Bring your garden to life!

 

Award-winning eco outfit Seedball have collaborated with scientists at London’s Natural History Museum to bring beetles, birds and bats back!

Beetles, Bats and Birds are vital garden guests that help maintain healthy outdoor environments, but increasing urbanisation, agriculture and climate change is affecting the abundance and diversity of species in each group.

Wildlife can be offered a helping hand by growing native wildflower species, and the potential for growing space is huge. It is estimated that UK gardens cover about 433.000 hectares of land - that’s more than all the national nature reserves combined!

Seedballs provide the simplest way to get wildflowers growing. Made from clay, peat-free compost, seeds and chilli powder, Seedballs are their own mini-ecosystem - protecting seeds from natural predators and giving them the nutrition they need to get a head start and germinate easily.  

You can simply throw the Seedballs onto soil or compost in a garden bed or planter, water well and watch them grow. And with our #wildflowers4wildlife range the beetles, bats and birds will follow!

 

Beetles have a long history with flowers, they began pollinating blooms while Triceratops were grazing in the background. Today, there are approximately 100 pollinating beetle species in the UK, and the Beetle Mix contains some firm favourites for this group that will flower from April through to October: Cornflower, Dark Red Great Burnet, Foxglove, Purple Common Knapweed, Purple Common Scabious, White Cow Parsley and White Yarrow.

 

 

All of the 17 bat species present in the UK feed on insects, and these energetic animals need a lot of food. A single pipistrelle bat can eat over 3000 moths in one night! Yet, the insects that the bats feed on are in decline, the Bat Mix is comprised of seeds for night-scented flowers that will bloom during the year when bats are most active. These flowers will encourage moths and other night time feeders to your garden: Cornflower, Dark Red Great Burnet, Foxglove, Purple Common Knapweed, Purple Common Scabious, White Cow Parsley and White Yarrow.

 

 

You may be putting out seed and nuts for the birds in your garden, but what about getting some flowers out there as well? Wildflowers not only attract insects that birds feed on, but can also provide food for the birds themselves. With Common Poppy, Corn Marigold, Great Knapweed, Sheep Sorrel, Tufted Vetch and Wild Carrot giving flowers from June to October, the Bird Mix will provide a veritable feast for species such as goldfinches, blue tits, chaffinches, greenfinches, robins and starlings!

 

What’s more, is that every Beetle, Bat and Bird Mix bought will help support the important work of the Natural History Museum!

Each tin in the Natural History Museum range contains 20 seed balls which will provide coverage for 1 sq m in a garden or three to five 50-80 cm pots.  

 

 

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum exists to inspire a love of the natural world and unlock answers to the big issues facing humanity and the planet. More than five million people visit the sites in South Kensington and Tring every year, and the website receives over 500,000 unique visitors a month. It is a world-leading science research centre, and through its unique collection and unrivalled expertise it is tackling issues such as food security, eradicating diseases and managing resource scarcity. www.nhm.ac.uk

 

Seedball

Seedball provides the simplest way for people to grow wildflowers. Since the Second World War 97% of wildflower habitats have been lost in the UK, reversing this decline is vital for preserving biodiversity and ensuring an abundance of flora and fauna across the country.

All Seedball mixes are 100% UK made and manufactured, using  peat-free compost and wildflower seed, which is sourced from Flora Locale accredited suppliers. The tin packaging is locally manufactured by the last tin can maker in London - powered with the help of a solar farm on their factory roof. All misshapen Seedballs are donated to schools or community projects to help them grow a brighter future.

Seedball is owned by parent company Project Maya, an eco-social enterprise working to build its own network of wildflower nature reserves www.seedball.co.uk


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