We are so so thrilled to launch Seedball Artists Meadow mix with favourite contemporary artist Yvonne Coomber. Inspired by the wildflowers growing outside of her studio in Devon, Yvonne has painted a canvas for Seedball called ‘Here Is Where All The Wildflowers Grow’. Seedball have taken a section of this painting to create this totally gorgeous design for their Artist’s Meadow Tin Mix, with the seed mix being of those flowers from the painting.
To complete their collaboration, their proceeds from the sale of every tin go to the Wildlife Trusts – a totally inspiring conservation charity working to save our wild places while bringing people closer to nature.
Each tin contains 20 balls, enough to cover 1 metre square in a garden bed. Or 3-5 medium sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball).
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!
Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
A bright red flowering annual – hugely popular and often used as a symbol of remembrance.
Flowers: May to July
The remembrance poppy is the common field poppy, one of the first wildflowers to colonise disturbed ground or fallow cornfields. It became identified with the battle zones of the First World War, or Flanders Fields, which were originally corn fields.
Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Flowers: May to September
In Austria and Germany oxeye daisies were hung inside the house as it was believed they would repel lightning.
Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)
Description: A tall perennial with large rose pink petals.
Flowers: June to August
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.
Corn Marigold (Glebionis Segetum)
A medium height annual plant, its flowers are golden-yellow discs with prominent ray florets.
Scatter: late summer to mid April, but the best results are usually obtained in early spring
Flowers: June to October
Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis)
Flowers: August to September
Red Campion (Silene dioica)
A perennial with rose pink petals.
Flowers: March to November
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.
Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
Scatter: late summer or autumn
Flowers: May to July
As well as the Seedball Artists Meadow Mix of Wildflowers, there are many other options to choose from. To see more from Seedballs, click here.