Seed balls are made using 50% compost and 50% clay with a sprinkling of cayenne to deter pesky nibbling during the early stages.The balls help to protect the seedlings and can be stored in a cool, dark place until ready to use.
The gift pack contains the following:
Ivory Pillow Gift box
10 Home Made Seed Bombs wrapped in Butterfly Acid Free Tissue
Butterfly or Flower Design Washi Tape (Japanese paper tape)
Plant Me Tag & Twine with Hand Written planting instructions
(please note the twine may sometimes shed fibres which can be brushed off on arrival).
Your order will come in Plastic free packaging. There is a bee stamp on the envelope which is water based and acid free, plus some washi paper tape for an extra seal.
Please note that seed bombs sometimes take a little longer to germinate. There is no need to break them up or dig them into the soil, however watering them will help soften the clay/compost mix. After 1-3 weeks you should start to see some seedlings emerging.
The last photo shows the plants from one seed ball beginning to spread out as they mature.
Please note that some wildflowers flower at different times of the year and some may flower the following year. Conditions will also vary according to Mother Nature's whimsical ways!
The seed pods contain a variety of Bee & Butterfly Friendly Wildflowers, which includes the following:-
Californian Poppy, Chamomile, (Red/White) Clover, Corncockle, Cornflower, Corn Marigold, Corn Poppy, Forget-Me-Not, Foxglove, Golden Tickseed, Northern Lights, Oxeye Daisy, Pheasant Eye, Purple Tansy, Red Campion, Sainfoin, Salad Burnet
NB: these are a mix of native & non native seeds (all packed in the UK). My fabric christmas crackers contain UK native seeds for anyone looking for these ones specifically.
The seller confirms that they use products and practices that work in harmony with the wellbeing of pollinators.
The seller confirms that this product is made with materials which can be decomposed by bacteria and other living organisms, thus avoiding pollution.
This product is made using recycled materials to minimise waste and create earth-friendly products.
One person's trash is another person's treasure!
The seller confirms that this product is made with materials from sustainably managed forests.
Sustainable forest management allows businesses and consumers to identify wood, paper and other forest products made with materials from well-managed forests and/or recycled and sustainable sources.
You can buy these products with confidence that you are helping to ensure our forests are alive for generations to come.
The seller confirms that this product is carbon neutral.
The carbon emissions produced when making this product have been balanced out by funding carbon savings elsewhere in the world.
The seller confirms that this product is made with GOTS certified materials.
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is an internationally recognised standard that ensures an environmentally compatible and social production chain for clothing and other textiles.
The seller confirms that the product is made with OEKO-TEX® certified material. The testing and certification process guarantees sustainability and maximum consumer safety when it comes to textiles.
The seller confirms that this product is printed with vegetable-based inks that contain no harmful chemicals.
Delivery and Terms
Processing time: 1-2 days
Estimated delivery times and prices: 2nd class post included in price
Returns, refunds and other terms: Within 14 days (Buyer pays for returns unless faulty)
About Lovelier Planet
Lovelier Planet was set up as a personal project & blog site aiming to reduce 50 single use plastics for my 50th year on Planet Earth. To help fund the site I started to make plastic free products including unsponge wash cloths, plastic free christmas crackers plus seed balls in personalised gift boxes. I hope you enjoy!