Wildlife Collection Seed Boxes by Seedball
Fun and fabulous boxes full of wildflower seed balls that are designed to welcome 6 types wildlife into your garden and will no doubt attract others as well.
Contains a variety of British Native Wildflower species, each box tailored to attract wildlife in your garden including:
- Bat Box
- Bee Box
- Beetle Box
- Bird Box
- Butterfly Box
- Hedgehog Box
Bats often eat (and drink) on the wing so they need night flying insects like moths, midges and some beetles among other things. Evening and night scented flowers are ideal to attract such insects, these seed balls include Includes borage, cornflower, corn marigold, evening primrose, night-scented stock and wallflower.
Bees love flowers with lots of pollen and nectar, this mix will attract bumblebees, honeybees and solitary bees. The seed balls include long flowering nectar rich flowers birdsfoot trefoil, foxglove, red Clover, viper’s bugloss and wild marjoram.
Beetles were the first insect pollinators 160 million years ago and are just as important today, this seed box include species for pollinating beetles like the amazing green Thick-legged Flower Beetle. Ladybirds may also be attracted to these plants, their larvae are voracious eaters of aphids and other insects that, in abundance, may harm plants. The seedballs include common knapweed, cornflower, cow parsley, field scabious, foxglove, great burnet and yarrow.
Birds in the UK are not pollinators but some species will be attracted to their seeds, some species of birds prefer the insects these flowers will attract. These seed balls include corn marigold, poppy, greater knapweed, sheep sorrel, tufted vetch, and wild carrot.
Butterflies are beautiful pollinators and often attracted to blue, purple and pink flowers and those that offer a flattish platform like yarrow, some species eat some surprising things but this selection attracts those butterflies who enjoy nectar. These seed balls include purple loosestrife, forget-me-not, musk mallow, red campion and yarrow.
Hedgehogs, like bats are not pollinators but are omnivores that mostly eat invertebrates and are very welcome in the garden unless you are Lady, one of our ducks, who has been prickled while trying to bite one, she now dislikes them intensely and follows them around the garden in the dusk before her bedtime hissing and honking at hedgehogs, none of whom could care less. These seed balls contain plants to attract the insects they eat and includes yellow rattle, wild carrot, birdsfoot trefoil, tufted vetch, self heal and poppy.
Coverage – all 6 boxes cover 1-2 sq. metres depending on how thickly the seed balls are scattered
Sowing Times – Spring or Autumn, scatter the seed balls where they are to flower or pop in pots on top of the compost each box will cover 1-3 pots. Give them a water in dry weather to give them a chance to sprout.
Flowering times – Spring to Late Summer
Plants from later spring sowings will flower later than described
Wildlife value – Valuable sources of nectar for pollinators, attracts insect prey for birds, bats and hedgehogs and seed producing plants for birds. There are also a couple of plants species that will also provide food for caterpillars.
Each box is made from 100% recycled card and contains 6 seed balls, plus a little card insert to explain what the balls are and how to use them.
Size – Each seed box is 5.8cm x 3.7cm x 1.5cm. Each seed ball is just under 1cm in diameter.
All our wildflower seed is for garden use only, not for scattering in the wild.