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Seedball : Butterfly Mix

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Seedball : Butterfly Mix

A mix of five native wildflowers recommended to encourage butterflies into your garden.


- A mix of five native wildflower species that are great for butterflies.
- Forget Me Not, Red Campion, Yarrow, Purple Loosestrife, Musk Mallow
- Available as as gift tin (20 balls per tin) or 500g bulk bag (approx 450 balls)
- 30 seeds per ball.
- Easy to use, simply scatter on top of soil in a garden bed or planter.
- Scatter in spring or autum. Sprouts seen in 4-6 weeks.

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These wonderful seedballs are made from seeds, clay, peat-free compost and chili powder which 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 knowldge needed!


Forget me not (Myosotis arvensis)
Short annual with blue-grey flowers occasionally interspersed with pink flowers. 
Height: 10 - 40cm.
Flowers: April to October.
Good to know: Forget me nots have been used in the past for their astringent properties. The name Myosotis is derivation of the Latin and Greek for mouse and ears.


Red campion (Silene dioca)
A perennial with rose pink petals.
Height: 20-60cm.
Flowers: March to November.
Good to know: Silenus the merry god of the woodlands in Greek mythology, gave his name to Silene dioica. The second part of its scientific name, dioica, means 'two houses', and refers to the fact that each Red Campion plant has flowers of one sex only, so that two plants are needed to make seeds


Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
A perrenial aromatic herb with white flowers arranged in a many flowered flat umbel head
Height: 8-60cm.
Flowers: June to August.
Good to know: Yarrow is a common herb that has been highly regarded for its medicinal properties in Britain since Anglo-Saxon times, it is said that Achilles used this herb to treat the wounds of his soldiers.


Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
A tall perennial with a spectacular spike of magenta flowers
Height: up to 150cm.
Flowers: June to August.
Good to know: A beautiful ornamental plant well suited to boggy areas.


Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)
Description: A tall perennial withlarge rose pink petals.
Height: 40 - 70cm.
Flowers: June to August.
Good to know: The plant is cultivated for its seeds, which are used in perfumes. The plant also yields a fibre that can be used for clarifying sugar


Butterfly Mix now also contains extra bee loving annuals: Cornflower, Chamomile, Corn Marigold & Night-Flowering Catchfly.

What is a Seedball?

A ball made from seeds, clay, peat-free compost and chili powder.

Why use Seedballs?

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 knowldge needed!

What's in the tin?

There are 20 balls in each tin, and around 30 seeds per ball.

How do I grow a Seedball?

Just throw onto soil or compost in a garden bed or planter. Your Seedball has everything it needs to grow and, once the ball becomes moist and the temperature is right, your seeds will germinate!

What area will my Seedball cover?

We would usually advise 20 seed balls per square metre, or 3-5 seed balls for a 35cm container.

Conservation

All seed is responsibly sourced in the UK from Flora Locale accredited suppliers, peat-free compost is used and the steel tins are manufactured in London (with the help of a solar farm on the factory roof).

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Delivery

Our bare root plants and cuttings are delivered between November and May (specific dates cannot be guaranteed) but we do encourage early planting for the best results.

Most orders are dispatched within 3-5 working days where stocks are available. If they are not available at the time of order you will be notified and an alternative delivery date discussed with you.We ship to mainland UK and the Isle of Wight (although surcharges may be incurred in some more remote areas). Our orders are generally sent out using a national courier but for local deliveries, we may use our own couriers. Orders can also be collected from the nursery by prior appointment and we are more than happy for you to do this if you prefer.

Our standard delivery charge is £15 plus VAT. This is for a next day delivery service in areas where this is available (i.e. mainland UK). For areas outside mainland UK, such as northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Scottish islands and mainland Europe, we can often offer delivery but will need to confirm the costs of these with you, so please call us to discuss on 01404 811229.  

There's usually no need to wait in for a standard delivery, our couriers will leave it in a safe place for you. If there is somewhere in particular you would like it left, please let us know at the time of ordering. For taller plants or a larger volume (particularly root ball trees), a pallet may be required. We will let you know at the time of your order as this will usually incur an additional fee. 

On arrival you should try to plant as soon as possible but, if the weather makes this impossible, cuttings will remain viable somewhere cold for 4 weeks. A cold shed or outside is fine but if the weather turns warm then put them into a fridge if possible. If you are unable to plant the rooted trees within ten days of arrival then we suggest that you unpack the bale and cover the roots with soil in a shallow trench to keep them moist.

It is important to look after your trees as they mature so now click on After-Planting Care for some useful guide-lines.