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Mini Meadow Bamboo Pots – Bee by Seedball

Ideal gift set with all you need to grow wildflowers and welcome bees and other wildlife. Just add water.

Each gift set contains:

  • Cardboard box of 12 native wildflower seed balls (approx 600 seeds)
  • 3 Bamboo pots and saucers
  • 2 peat-free coir discs
  • Full instructions on packaging

Sowing Times – Outdoors in Spring or Autumn for best results

Flowering times – Spring to Late Summer

Plants from later spring sowings will flower later than described

Wildlife value – Valuable sources of nectar for butterflies and other pollinators.

The Main Plant Species Included

A mix of native wildflowers recommended as bee-friendly plants by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and will attract other wildlife too. Each seed ball contains approximately 30 seeds from a mix of:

  • Birdsfoot Trefoil
  • Foxglove
  • Red Clover
  • Viper’s Bugloss
  • Wild Marjoram – all recommended as bee-friendly plants by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
  • Plus a sprinkling of pollinator-friendly annuals Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn marigold, and Night-flowering catchfly.

Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

A perennial with clusters of yellow/orange pea like leaves.
Height: 15-25cm
Flowers: May to October
Lotus corniculatus can be kept small as in a wildflower lawn or allowed to grow taller, it’s long flowering, attractive to bees and is even loved by the caterpillars of some butterfly species too.

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

A tall biennial (flowering stem grows in the second year) with pink and purple flowers on spikes.
Height: 60-150cm
Flowers: June to September
Toxicity: Poisonous if eaten
Few flowers attract bumblebees quite like foxgloves, they are an ideal size and the flowers advertise themselves to the bumblebees by that lovely speckling on the flower lip of the tubular flower.

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Perennial with trefoil leaves and pinky red flowers. Good weed suppressor.
Height: 10-45cm
Flowers: May to September
The trifolium can help to break up heavy soil over time, plus it adds nitrogen to the soil and can be kept either  as a low growing plant in a wildflower lawn or larger. Bees adore clover, it’s very long flowering and full of nectar.

Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare)

A tall biennial (flowering stem grows in the second year) with incredibly blue flowers emerging from pink buds.
Height: 30-90cm
Flowers: June to September
If you’re looking for a stunning flowering spike with the brightest of blues turning to purples and pinks as they are pollinated Vipers Bugloss is ideal, the bees agree and barely leave it alone from the moment the buds start to break to the very end of the flowers, the buzz around it all day long.

Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare)

Aromatic perennial with dark purple buds and pinkish purple flowers.
Height: 30-60cm
Flowers: April to November
The Wild Marjoram is a big hit with bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinators, a must have for welcolming wildlife into your garden.

Recycling

All cardboard packaging are made from 100% recycled card and vegetable inks and can be safely composted.

The coir discs are made from the natural fibres found on the outer shell of coconuts which expand when water is added, turning into a great growing medium.

All our wildflower seed is for garden use only, not for scattering in the wild.

Free UK standard delivery on all items - Royal Mail 2nd Class which usually takes 3-5 days, you can also choose Royal Mail 1st Class (1-3 days delivery) or next day delivery for £7.60

Returns - We work hard to ensure you will be delighted with every purchase, but if not, we will offer you a replacement or a refund.

Please visit our delivery and returns page for further details.

 

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