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Seedball : Shade Mix

Seedball Shade Mix is a mix of British native wildflowers that are most likely to thrive in those shadier spots of your garden/balcony and still pollinator friendly.


- Forget me not, Red campion, Meadowsweet, Bellflower, Oxeye daisy, Ragged robin, Meadow buttercup
- 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 autumn. 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


Red campion (Silene dioica)
A medium to tall perennial with rose pink flowers, height 30 - 100cm, in flower March to November.
Height: 30-100cm
Flowers: March to November


Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) 
A tall grassland perennial with clusters of creamy white flowers.
Height: 60-90cm
Flowers: June to September


Bellflower (Campanula trachelium)
A medium to tall perennial with beautiful bell-shaped blue flowers.
Height: 50-100cm
Flowers: June to September


Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
The largest member of our native daisy family, this tall grassland perennial has distinctive white petal flowers and yellow floret.
Height: 30-90cm
Flowers: May to September



Ragged robin (Silene flos-cuculi)
Beautiful tall perennial with raggedy red flowers.
Height: 30-50cm
Flowers: June to July

Meadow buttercup (Ranunculus acris) 
The tallest of our native buttercups, meadow buttercup has distinctive yellow petals.
Height: 5-100cm
Flowers: April to October


 

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.