We are so so delighted to launch this new mix with our favourite contemporary artist Yvonne Coomber. Inspired by the wildflowers growing outside of her studio in Devon, Yvonne has painted a canvas for Seedball called ‘Here Is Where All The Wildflowers Grow’.We’ve taken a section of this painting to create this totally gorgeous design for our Artist’s Meadow Tin, with the seed mix being of those flowers from the painting.
To complete our collaboration the proceeds from the sale of every tin go to the Wildlife Trusts – a totally inspiring conservation charity working to save our wild places while bringing people closer to nature.
Each ball contains approximately 30 seeds per ball from a mix of Common Poppy, Oxeye Daisy, Musk Mallow, Corn Marigold, Purple Field Scabious, Red Campion and White Cow Parsley. Each tin has 20 seed balls, enough to cover 1 metre square in a garden bed or 3-5 medium sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball). Best scattered in Spring or Autumn.
Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
A bright red flowering annual – hugely popular and often used as a symbol of remembrance.
Flowers: May to July
The remembrance poppy is the common field poppy, one of the first wildflowers to colonise disturbed ground or fallow cornfields. It became identified with the battle zones of the First World War, or Flanders Fields, which were originally corn fields.
Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Flowers: May to September
In Austria and Germany oxeye daisies were hung inside the house as it was believed they would repel lightning.
Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)
Description: A tall perennial with large rose pink petals.
Flowers: June to August
The plant is cultivated for its seeds, which are used in perfumes. The plant also yields a fibre that can be used for clarifying sugar.
Corn Marigold (Chrysanthemum segetum)
A medium height annual plant, its flowers are golden-yellow discs with prominent ray florets.
Flowers: June to October
Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis)
Flowers: August to September
Red Campion (Silene dioica)
A perennial with rose pink petals.
Flowers: March to November
Silenus the merry god of the woodlands in Greek mythology, gave his name to Silene dioica. The second part of its scientific name, dioica, means ‘two houses’, and refers to the fact that each Red Campion plant has flowers of one sex only, so that two plants are needed to make seeds.
Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
Flowers: May to July
A ball made from seeds, clay, peat-free compost and chili powder.
The ball prevents the seeds from being a tasty lunch for birds and insects, thereby increasing the chances of your flowers growing. Plus they’re super easy to use, no digging and no expert knowledge needed!
There are 20 balls in each tin, and around 30 seeds per ball.
Throw onto soil or compost in a garden bed or planter in Spring or Autumn, leaving at least 10cm between each ball. Your Seedball has everything it needs to grow and, once the ball becomes moist and the temperature is right, your seeds will germinate!
We would usually advise 20 seed balls per square metre, or 3-5 seed balls for a 35cm container.
All seed is responsibly sourced in the UK from Flora Locale accredited suppliers, we only ever use peat-free compost and our steel tins are manufactured in London (with the help of a solar farm on the factory roof).