Seedball - Urban Meadow
A beautiful mix of native wildflowers that is perfect for pollinators and the most hardy of our wildflower mixes.
Urban Meadow is a colour combination of annuals and perennials developed in collaboration with River of Flowers – a fantastic and inspiring organisation working to create and connect urban meadows across the globe.
Each seed ball contains approximately 30 seeds from a mix of Common toadflax, Cornflower, Cowslip, Meadow cranesbill, Musk mallow, Oxeye daisy and Red campion, plus a sprinkling of pollinator-friendly annuals Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn marigold, and Night-flowering catchfly.
Each tin of Urban Meadow contains 20 seed balls, enough to cover 1 metre square in a garden bed or 3-5 medium sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball).
Best scattered in Spring or Autumn.
How Seedball works:
STEP ONE - Choose the wildflowers you would like to grow such as a particular type of wildlife, a specific colour, wildflowers that are most suitable for shade or busy road verges?
STEP TWO - Scatter onto bare soil or compost. No need to dig! As the wildflower seeds are encased in clay and peat-free compost, they are essentially already “planted”. Simply onto bare soil or compost (avoid scattering on grass) on a garden bed or in a pot, leaving at least 10cm between each ball. The outer clay helps to prevent birds and insects from eating the seeds, keeping the seeds nicely protected and ensuring your bee and butterfly friendly wildflower garden has every chance of growing success.
STEP THREE - Seeds germinate inside the ball and begin to sprout
With rain (or watering) and enough sun and warmth, the wildflower seeds inside the ball will start to germinate and little sprouts will begin to appear from the ball. This process can take 4-6 weeks from scattering. We add chilli powder to our Seedball recipe to help deter slugs and snails from eating the young shoots.