Seedball Official Stockist
Created in collaboration with scientists at the Natural History Museum to help garden bats. Many of our British bat species are in decline, faced with less roosting places and declining food availability. They have massive appetites, and a tiny Pipistrelle bat alone can eat over 3,000 mosquitoes a night!
Bat Mix contains a special mix of wildflowers to attract a wide diversity of insects that bats feed on, including flowers that release their fragrance in the evening when bats are most active in our gardens. The mix also has a plants with a combination of long and short pollen tubes and a range of colours and shapes of flower to maximise the number of insects that they attract.
Each ball contains approximately 30 seeds per ball, and each tin will provide coverage for 1 square metre in a garden, or 3-5 medium sized pots. Best scattered in Spring or Autumn. Here’s a handy guide for how to use seedballs and find out our most frequently asked questions here.
Borage (Borago officinalis)
Height: up to 60cm
Flowers: April to September
Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
Flowers: June to August
Cornflowers are edible. They have a cucumber-like taste. Flowers can be consumed in the form of salad and tea, or used as a garnish.
Corn Marigold (Chrysanthemum segetum)
A medium height annual plant, its flowers are golden-yellow discs with prominent ray florets.
Flowers: June to October
Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)
A winter annual or biennial, evening primrose has sweet smelling yellow flowers.
Height: up to 1.5m
Flowers: June to September
Night-scented Stock (Matthiola longipetala)
Perennial with trefoil leaves and pinky red flowers. Good weed suppressor.
Flowers: May to August
Wallflower (Cheiranthus cheiri)
Height: up to 30cm
Flowers: March to June