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How to make a cake for birds!

It’s nearly Christmas! The time of plenty - sometimes, a little too much even. There is always leftover food at this time of year, so here's a fun activity to use some of it up and make a cake for the birds in your green space!


The 12 days of Beemas!

We were so inspired by all your Christmas song suggestions this week on twitter that we decided to create our own special #beefriendly Christmas song!

 


Thanks for helping me grow a brighter future!

It's the time of year to give and share, and with the end of the school year looming it's the perfect opportunity to say thank you to those that are encouraging the next generation of #wildflowerwarriors - teachers! Here are five ideas to say "Thank you for helping me to grow a brighter future!"


How to make a magical Seedball reindeer!

If you want to give your Seedball tins a festive twist we’ve got a lovely set of instructions to turn a Seedball tin into a magical Seedball reindeer!


How to #beefriendly with your decorations this Christmas!

Whether it's the food, the presents or the party lights, we all tend to overindulge over the festive season. So here are our top tips to #beefriendly and share the Christmas spirit this year!


How a wildflower became a symbol of remembrance

As many of our wildflowers have become increasingly rare, so have their symbolic references in everyday life. However, one wildflower has bucked this trend.


How to plan a wildlife friendly bonfire night

Here are our 5 simple tips to make sure that your bonfire night is wildlife friendly this year.


More than 75% decline in flying insect biomass

A study conducted in Germany for the past 27 years has demonstrated that flying insect biomass has declined by 75%. Here are the key things that you need to know.


How to build an insect hotel

Wildflowers are a great way to invite pollinator species into your outdoor space, but no matter how small there space is there is always room to do something else to keep mini-beasts happy.


Are you a #wildflowerwarrior?

Are you a #wildflower warrior?


It's time to get outside

Autumn has officially arrived, the nights are drawing in, there's a chill in the air - so obviously it's the perfect time to get outside!


Introducing the 'bottle bee' of Montserrat

Summer may have ended in the UK, but in Montserrat, a UK Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean, the tropical temperature means that bees can keep on working hard outdoors, all year round.


News round up!

Our favourite wildflower stories from across the web this summer.


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!


Culture Crawl 2017!

This year Seedball are teaming up with Maggie's to support their culture crawl through cities across the UK. We're thrilled to be part of these fantastic events for such a worthy cause. Read on to find out more about Maggies, the Culture Crawls and how you can get involved too.


Launched Today! Brand New Plantlife Mix!

We're super excited to announce that we have a brand NEW tin! Yeeee


Encourage a bug and a bee, from me.

Encouraging wildlife into your garden never used to be the ‘done’ thing. Until the 1970’s, when Chris Baines arrived on the gardening scene and created a wildlife garden in front of thousands of viewers on TV. This one episode changed the future of gardening. Roll to 2017


Wildlife shortcuts for your garden!

Looking for an easy way to attract wildlife into your garden? Mr Plant Geek shows how Seedball can help when you're out of time!


Wildflower tourist

The schools have broken up, the camping stuff is dusted off, it's time for the annual summer holiday - but are you a wildflower tourist?


Join the #nomow movement!

Here at Seedball we're encouraging councils not to mow road verges to promote wildflower growth, and provide much needed refuges for pollinator species. Join the #nomow movement!


How to crowdsource a nature reserve

How do you crowdsource a nature reserve? Finding alternative ways to bring nature reserves to community spaces. Guest blog by James Robbins.


Take a trip to a wildflower reserve this weekend!

The days are long, the evenings are warm - it’s a blooming marvelous time of year to get out and about.


Does my butt look big in this?

Does my butt look big in this? Water butts are not pretty but they’re vital to irrigate your garden successfully. Guest Blog by Mandy Watson


Psssst!! - Have you seen?

  Psssst!!  Have you noticed that we have a new website?


White could be the new black

blog image

Do you know how to enjoy the flowers in your garden right around the clock, 24 hours a day…?? Plant some white ones!! Let me explain why..


GOING PEAT FREE

There would be an outcry if a company started excavating top-soil from your local park and selling it to gardeners...


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How to make a cake for birds!

It’s nearly Christmas! The time of plenty - sometimes, a little too much even. There is always leftover food at this time of year, so here's a fun activity to use some of it up and make a cake for the birds in your green space!


The 12 days of Beemas!

We were so inspired by all your Christmas song suggestions this week on twitter that we decided to create our own special #beefriendly Christmas song!

 


Thanks for helping me grow a brighter future!

It's the time of year to give and share, and with the end of the school year looming it's the perfect opportunity to say thank you to those that are encouraging the next generation of #wildflowerwarriors - teachers! Here are five ideas to say "Thank you for helping me to grow a brighter future!"


How to make a magical Seedball reindeer!

If you want to give your Seedball tins a festive twist we’ve got a lovely set of instructions to turn a Seedball tin into a magical Seedball reindeer!


How to #beefriendly with your decorations this Christmas!

Whether it's the food, the presents or the party lights, we all tend to overindulge over the festive season. So here are our top tips to #beefriendly and share the Christmas spirit this year!


How a wildflower became a symbol of remembrance

As many of our wildflowers have become increasingly rare, so have their symbolic references in everyday life. However, one wildflower has bucked this trend.


How to plan a wildlife friendly bonfire night

Here are our 5 simple tips to make sure that your bonfire night is wildlife friendly this year.


More than 75% decline in flying insect biomass

A study conducted in Germany for the past 27 years has demonstrated that flying insect biomass has declined by 75%. Here are the key things that you need to know.


How to build an insect hotel

Wildflowers are a great way to invite pollinator species into your outdoor space, but no matter how small there space is there is always room to do something else to keep mini-beasts happy.


Are you a #wildflowerwarrior?

Are you a #wildflower warrior?


It's time to get outside

Autumn has officially arrived, the nights are drawing in, there's a chill in the air - so obviously it's the perfect time to get outside!


Introducing the 'bottle bee' of Montserrat

Summer may have ended in the UK, but in Montserrat, a UK Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean, the tropical temperature means that bees can keep on working hard outdoors, all year round.


News round up!

Our favourite wildflower stories from across the web this summer.


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!


Culture Crawl 2017!

This year Seedball are teaming up with Maggie's to support their culture crawl through cities across the UK. We're thrilled to be part of these fantastic events for such a worthy cause. Read on to find out more about Maggies, the Culture Crawls and how you can get involved too.


Launched Today! Brand New Plantlife Mix!

We're super excited to announce that we have a brand NEW tin! Yeeee


Encourage a bug and a bee, from me.

Encouraging wildlife into your garden never used to be the ‘done’ thing. Until the 1970’s, when Chris Baines arrived on the gardening scene and created a wildlife garden in front of thousands of viewers on TV. This one episode changed the future of gardening. Roll to 2017


Wildlife shortcuts for your garden!

Looking for an easy way to attract wildlife into your garden? Mr Plant Geek shows how Seedball can help when you're out of time!


Wildflower tourist

The schools have broken up, the camping stuff is dusted off, it's time for the annual summer holiday - but are you a wildflower tourist?


Join the #nomow movement!

Here at Seedball we're encouraging councils not to mow road verges to promote wildflower growth, and provide much needed refuges for pollinator species. Join the #nomow movement!


How to crowdsource a nature reserve

How do you crowdsource a nature reserve? Finding alternative ways to bring nature reserves to community spaces. Guest blog by James Robbins.


Take a trip to a wildflower reserve this weekend!

The days are long, the evenings are warm - it’s a blooming marvelous time of year to get out and about.


Does my butt look big in this?

Does my butt look big in this? Water butts are not pretty but they’re vital to irrigate your garden successfully. Guest Blog by Mandy Watson


Psssst!! - Have you seen?

  Psssst!!  Have you noticed that we have a new website?


White could be the new black

blog image

Do you know how to enjoy the flowers in your garden right around the clock, 24 hours a day…?? Plant some white ones!! Let me explain why..


GOING PEAT FREE

There would be an outcry if a company started excavating top-soil from your local park and selling it to gardeners...


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