Created by conservation scientists, Seedball takes the hassle out of growing bee- and butterfly-friendly wildflowers. Wildflowers can be tricky to grow as they’re naturally slow to germinate; loosely scattered seed often ends up being eaten by insects and birds. Seedballs are made with clay, peat-free compost, chilli powder and native wildflower seeds. The dried clay acts as a protective casing from common seed predators such as ants, mice and birds. When sufficient rain permeates the clay, the seeds inside begin to germinate – helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the balls. The chilli powder continues to deter predators while the seed ball slowly degrades and the seeds sprout. They’re incredibly easy to use (no digging or gardening expertise required!): simply scatter on top of soil or compost. They work really well in garden beds, pots and window boxes. While seed balls are still relatively new to the UK, they’re commonly used in ecological restoration projects in many other parts of the world, such as the Rainmaker Project in Kenya. They’ve also been used creatively for re-greening urban areas and for urban gardening (sometimes in unusual places!). 100% London made (including the tin!), with nine wildflower mixes available.