This is a collaborative post in partnership with Seedball
Welcome to a lovely new giveaway. If you’d like to explore a quick and easy way to make your garden more wildlife-friendly, this is perfect for you 🙂
I’m teaming up with the lovely people at Seedball to give away four sets of their Mini Meadow Pots, which are a super-simple way to grow wildflowers in even the smallest of spaces.
Why you should plant wildflowers
There are lots of great reasons why you should plant wildflowers in your garden.
For starters, wildflowers provide a rich source of nectar and pollen, so they’re perfect for helping pollinating insects to thrive. A patch of wildflowers will also provide shelter and food for other small creatures and wild birds.
Wildflowers are very easy to grow and low-effort to look after too. With Seedball’s wildflower seed balls, you literally chuck them onto your soil and let nature do the rest. A wildflower patch will also help to keep the weeds down, saving you time on garden maintenance.
And of course, wildflowers look gorgeous! A tin of seed balls or a packet of mixed seeds will create a beautiful, natural planting effect, with a variety of lovely native flowers for you and your local wildlife to enjoy.
It’s not hard to see why wildflowers are becoming more popular in our gardens, is it?
Easy to grow wildflower seeds from Seedball
Seedball is a non-profit company on a mission to increase the abundance of British wildflowers, and the wildlife that depend upon them. Their creators Emily & Ana developed the idea for wildflower seed balls after struggling to grow wildflowers themselves.
What is a seed ball?
A seed ball (or seed bomb) is a super-simple, reliable way to grow wildflowers from seed. Seedball call them mini ecosystems, because they provide the seeds with the nutrition and protection they need to germinate and grow. Each ball contains wildflower seeds, mixed with clay to protect them from predators and peat-free compost for nutrition. There’s also chilli powder in there, to deter slugs and snails from chomping on the young plants.
Planting your seed balls is ridiculously quick and easy. The clay and peat-free compost basically means the seeds are already planted; you simply scatter them onto bare soil, water them if it doesn’t rain, and leave them to grow. As the plants become established the balls disperse, leaving you with a beautiful wildflower display.
Seedball sell a wide range of seed mixes in their iconic tins (which make fab little gifts), so whether you’re aiming to attract a particular type of wildlife, go for a specific colour scheme, or tailor your wildflowers to the conditions in your garden, there’s a tin for you.
Seedball Mini Meadow Pots
Seedball’s Mini Meadow Pots are a new addition to the range, and a lovely way to grow wildflowers on a smaller scale.
Everything you need is in the box. There are three biodegradable and compostable bamboo plant pots and saucers, peat-free coir discs, 12 wildflower seed balls, and full instructions. You can plant up your pots at any time of the year, but spring and autumn are the best times to get things going. The Seedball website has more product details and a great little video showing you how it all works here.
If you’re limited on outdoor space or are into container gardening, Mini Meadow Pots are ideal. I also think they make a lovely gift, and the small scale means they’re a perfect way to encourage kids to embrace wildlife gardening too.
Seedball Mini Meadow Pots cost £25 each and there are three seed varieties to choose from. The prizes for this giveaway are the Garden Meadow variety, which includes a lovely mix of native wildflowers. If you’re a lucky winner, what creatures would you love to tempt into your garden with your mini wildflower meadow?
Win a Seedball Garden Meadow Pot
I’m giving away four Seedball Mini Meadow Pots (Garden Meadow variety) worth £25 each. To enter, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway
GIVEAWAY CLOSES: 27TH SEPTEMBER 2021 11:59PM
UK ENTRIES OVER 18 YEARS OLD ONLY
FULL T&C’s IN THE RAFFLECOPTER ABOVE
Collaborative post. Seedball are providing the Mini Meadow Pots for prize purposes.