Seedball Bat Wildflowers Mix has been created in collaboration with scientists at the Natural History Museum to help garden bats. Many of our British bat species are in decline, faced with less roosting places and declining food availability. They have massive appetites, and a tiny Pipistrelle bat alone can eat over 3,000 mosquitoes a night!
Seedball Bat Wildflowers Mix contains a special mix of wildflowers to attract a wide diversity of insects that bats feed on, including flowers that release their fragrance in the evening when bats are most active in our gardens. The mix also has a plants with a combination of long and short pollen tubes and a range of colours and shapes of flower to maximise the number of insects that they attract.
Each tin contains 30 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!
Borage (Borago officinalis)
Height: up to 60cm
Flowers: April to September
Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
Flowers: June to August
Cornflowers are edible. They have a cucumber-like taste. Flowers can be consumed in the form of salad and tea, or used as a garnish.
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
Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)
A winter annual or biennial,evening primrose has sweet smelling yellow flowers.
Height: up to 1.5m
Flowers: June to September
Night-scented Stock (Matthiola longipetala)
Perennial with trefoil leaves and pinky red flowers. Good weed suppressor.
Flowers: May to August
Wallflower (Cheiranthus cheiri)
Height: up to 30cm
Flowers: March to June
As well as the Seedball Bat Mix of Wildflowers, there are many other options to choose from. To see more from Seedballs, click here.