Seed Bombs Manual - Headless Cross Community Orchard

Do It Yourself Wildlife Habitat
Let Nature
In YOUR Garden
What to do with your Seed Bombs?
What seeds are in your
Seed Bomb?
Instructions:
• Take home your seed bombs
and dedicate a suitable
place in your garden where
you
can
throw
them.
• We’ve chosen plants that will
encourage Bees, Butterflies
and other important insects
into your garden.
• Choose an area that won’t be
disturbed by you digging or
mowing. Avoid your lawn unless
you want the grass to grow long.
• Flower Beds and Borders are
good. You could try them in
Flower Pots too. Unwanted
and forgotten areas of your
garden could be good but
avoid places that are very
overgrown with brambles.
• Seed Bombs comprise of: Field
Poppy,
Buckwheat,
Aquiliga, Borage, Phacelia and the plants pictured.
Hoverfly
Viper’s Bugloss
• Sunny Spots are good and
partial shade is also fine.
Red Campion
Yarrow
Cornflower
Evening Primrose
Field Scabious
Yellow Rattle
What wildlife can I expect?
• The flowers that explode from your seedbombs will encourage
bees, hoverflies, butterflies & much much more!
But why is it so important?
• Bees are vital for pollinating most of the food crops that are grown.
But bee populations have been in decline. Over 90% of wildflower
meadows have been lost in the UK, growing wildflowers in your
garden provides a haven to encourage wildlife.
Information
This activity has been organised by Headless Cross Community
Orchard with grant funding from Redditch Borough Council.
The community orchard is on Headless Cross Green and you are
welcome to get involved. Volunteers are encouraged to help with
events (like Apple Day, the May Fayre and Wassail), our practical work
parties or in the decision making of our project.
www.headlessxorchard.org.uk
www.sp-designs.co.uk
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