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Mini Meadow Bamboo Pots – Butterfly by Seedball

Ideal gift set with all you need to grow wildflowers and welcome butterflies 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 by Butterfly Conservation. Each seed ball contains approximately 30 seeds from a mix of:

  • Purple Loosestrife
  • Forget-me-not
  • Musk mallow
  • Red campion
  • Yarrow
  • Plus a sprinkling of pollinator-friendly annuals Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn marigold, and Night-flowering catchfly ideal for those night flying moths.

Forget-me-not (Myosotis arvensis)

Short annual with blue-grey flowers occasionally interspersed with pink flowers.
Height: 10-40cm
Flowers: April to October
The Forget-me-not is not only a good, long flowering plant for adult butterflies and moths but it provides good caterpillar food for some species as well.

Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)

Description: A tall perennial with large rose pink petals.
Height: 40-70cm
Flowers: June to August
The old cottage garden standard with scented leaves and flowers that are attractive to butterflies and moths.

Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

A tall perennial with a spectacular spike of magenta flowers.
Height: up to 150cm
Flowers: June to August
A native to the UK this purple flowering plant is ideal for butterflies and moths including some magnificent hawk-moths as well as some bees and other long tongued insect species.

Red Campion (Silene dioica)

A perennial with rose pink petals.
Height: 20-60cm
Flowers: March to November
Red Campion is an ancient woodland indicator which means areas of woodland that have been around since 1600 in England and Wales, and 1750 in Scotland. It love woodland edge and hedgerow spaces and provides a valuable source of nectar for many pollinators.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

A perennial aromatic herb with white flowers arranged in a many flowered flat umbel head.
Height: 8-60cm
Flowers: June to August
Flat platforms are preferred by some pollinators and Yarrow provides flat flowery landing pads in abundance.

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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