Hedgehog Wildflower Mix Seedball Tin


This tin contains a mix of wildflowers that hedgehogs will just love! This mix has been designed to encourage a whole range of insects for hedgehogs to much on and to help support the biodiversity and ecosystem in your garden. 

Proceeds from the sale of these tins go directly to PTES (People's Trust for Endangered Species). They are aiming to help grow British wildflowers that are hedgehog friendly and to help provide them with food and shelter in our gardens. 

How To Use

Scatter the contents of this tin onto bare soil or compost (avoid scattering on grass) on a garden bed or in a pot, leaving at least 10cm between each ball. As the wildflower seeds are encased in clay and peat-free compost, they are essentially already “planted”. The outer clay helps to prevent birds and insects from eating the seeds, keeping the seeds nicely protected and ensuring your bee and butterfly friendly wildflower garden has every chance of growing success.

Seeds germinate inside the ball and begin to sprout- with rain (or watering) and enough sun and warmth, the wildflower seeds inside the ball will start to germinate and little sprouts will begin to appear from the ball. This process can take 4-6 weeks from scattering. We recommend adding chilli powder to help deter slugs and snails from eating the young shoots.

The ball breaks down as the plants become established - slowly the ball will disperse and become less visible, leaving a patch of young plants which will continue to grow and grow into a beautiful wildflower garden.

Plants flower and become hub of wildlife activity! Each wildflower species has a different flowering time and length of time taken to come into flower – some will flower in the first year and others will flower in the following year. Once in flower they will provide important habitat and food for an abundance of garden wildlife.

This tin includes 20 seed balls (each containing roughly 30 seeds). One tin will cover 1 square metre in a garden bed or 3-5 medium sized pots (leaving at least 10cm between each ball).

This tin is best scattered in Spring or Autumn. Includes a selection of beautiful wildflowers: 

  • Wild Carrot (flowers June to August)
  • Yellow Rattle (flowers May to September)
  • Birdsfoot Trefoil (flowers May to October) 
  • Tufted Vetch (flowers June to August)
  • Self Heal (flowers June to September)
  • Common Poppy (flowers May to July)
  • Red Clover (flowers May to September)

Tin Size: H2.2 x W6.5 x D6.5 cm.