Seedball Bee Mix is a mix of native wildflowers that bees will just love!
This carefully selected mix has been designed specifically to attract solitary bees, honey bees and bumblebees. Each seed ball contains approximately 30 seeds from a mix of Birdsfoot Trefoil, Foxglove, Red Clover, Viper’s Bugloss as well as Wild Marjoram. All of which are recommended as bee-friendly plants by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
Also added are a sprinkling of pollinator-friendly annuals Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn marigold, and Night-flowering catchfly.
Each tin of Seedball Bee Mix contains 20 seed balls. This is enough to cover 1 metre square in a garden bed. Alternatively 3-5 medium sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball). Best scattered in Spring or Autumn.
How do I use Seedballs?
Throw onto soil or compost in a garden bed or planter in Spring or Autumn, leaving at least 10cm between each ball. Your Seedball has everything it needs to grow and, once the ball becomes moist and the temperature is right, your seeds will then germinate!
Best scattered in Spring or Autumn.
Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
A perennial with clusters of yellow/orange pea like leaves.
Flowers: May to October
Lotus corniculatus is such a sunny little thing, why not try it mixed into your summer baskets as well as patio pots?
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
A tall biennial (flowering stem grows in the second year) with pink and purple flowers on spikes.
Flowers: June to September
Toxicity: Poisonous if eaten
Foxgloves are a really good ‘bridging plant’ as they bloom late May-June, a period when the bulbs have finished and the summer perennials are yet to be at their best!
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Perennial with trefoil leaves and pinky red flowers. Good weed suppressor.
Flowers: May to September
The trifolium can help to break up heavy soil over time, plus it adds nitrogen to the soil, meaning healthy plants all round!
Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare)
A tall biennial (flowering stem grows in the second year) with incredibly blue flowers emerging from pink buds.
Flowers: June to September
If you’re looking to do something a little different with your echium, why not try growing a low blue hedge with it, or scatter it amongst paving slabs to soften the landscape and add a punch of colour.
Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare)
Aromatic perennial with dark purple buds and pinkish purple flowers.
Flowers: April to November
The Wild Marjoram is not only a wildflower, but can also double up as a pretty damn tasty pizza topping, along with your very best sweet tomatoes!
As well as the Seedball Butterfly Mix of Wildflowers, there are many other options to choose from. To see more from Seedballs, click here.