New Wives Club #25: homemade wildflower seed balls to pretty up your neighbourhood


Homemade wildflower seed balls

Apparently it’s the start of summer in just under a week – I can barely believe June is almost upon us.  The weather is so fickle this year, with some glorious days of spring and then howling gales and rain.  Despite this all, we have found time to get out into our garden and it is certainly on its way to looking quite smart.

As it’s the time of year when we’re getting out into our gardens, I wanted to share another growing themed DIY idea here on the New Wives Club feature.  The last one was these very sweet plant labels made from repurposed canape forks, and today I want to share a ‘recipe’ for how to make your own seed balls.

DIY wildflower seed balls

If you haven’t heard of seed balls before, as I understand it, the idea is that you make these little clay and soil balls with wildflower seeds mixed in, and you go and ‘seed bomb’ sad looking areas around your town or city.  It rains, the clay and soil breaks down and the wildflower seeds go on to germinate and pretty-up an otherwise bleak space with their jolly flowers.

I think they would make great gifts for friends and family, or even wedding favours.  I came across this great tutorial on how to make seed balls, which is clearly laid out and simple to follow.  A couple popped into a little fabric bag would look so great as a wedding favour for each of your guests.

Have you been out in your garden recently?  I have been buying lots of climbers as we have quite a bit of fencing I want to hide – I’ve been choosing honeysuckles, clematis, winter flowering jasmine, and a very pretty climbing dogrose.

Images: Curious and Catcat


Linus Moran on 27. May, 2013

Lovely idea and so easy to transform an ugly piece of land into something special!

Lizz Riley on 29. May, 2013

WOW! That is an amazing idea. Definitely have to try it with the kids. Any excuse to throw things they love so if it helps to brighten up the neighbourhood the better.
Great post.

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