Bird Mix Tin
Bird Mix Tin
Description - Bird Mix Seedballs
This Seedball mix was created in collaboration with scientists at the Natural History Museum.
The mix includes wildflowers that are perfect for attracting birds to our gardens to feed on seeds and insects! According to the RSPB, a lack of habitat and food abundance has lead to huge decline (over 50% in the last 45 years) of many common UK garden bird species.
This Bird Mix is designed to feed the birds for you, and is a much more sustainable option to buying bagged bird feed! The careful selection of plants will boost the food supply for a wide range of birds including goldfinches, blue tits, chaffinches, greenfinches, robins, starlings, increasing the number of birds seen in your garden. Whilst in bloom the flowers will attract insects that many birds feed on, while birds will also feed directly on the plants and seeds themselves.
- No digging or expert knowledge required - easy to use!
20 balls per tin - approx 30 seeds per ball
- Peat-free compost
- A mix of native wildflowers that will attract solitary bees, honey bees and bumblebees
- Made in the UK
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Made by Seedball
What is a Seedball?
A ball made from seeds, clay, peat-free compost and chili powder.
Seeds - a mix of seeds for bee-friendly flowers
Clay - holds the ball together and provides protection from birds and insects
Peat-free compost - provides the nutrition
Chili powder - deters slugs and snails from eating the young shoots
How it works
The seeds are encased in a ball with clay, peat-free compost and chili powder which means they're essentially already 'planted'.
So once they are scattered on top of compost or soil (remember to avoid scattering on grass), with water and sunlight, the seeds will start to germinate.
The whole process can take 4-6 weeks.
The plants will begin to establish and the ball will break down and become less visible.
A beautiful wildflower garden will soon follow!
This Bird Seedball Mix contains Corn Marigold, Common Poppy, Greater Knapweed, Sheep Sorrel, Tufted Vetch, Wild Carrot.
How to use Seedballs
This tin contains 20 seedballs which is enough to cover 1 metre square in a garden bed or 3-5 medium sized pots.
1. Throw the balls onto soil or compost in your garden bed or planter.
2. Leave at least 10cm between each ball in a pot or garden bed
3. It really is as simple as that! The seedball has everything it needs to grow and germinate once the ball becomes moist and the temperature is right
When to scatter
Scatter your seedballs in Spring or Autumn.