Too Early to Sow?

Posted: 18th March 2019

We had a very mild February, but be wary. We've received lots of phone calls from eager customers who are ready to sow their Cotswold Seeds but don't know whether it’s too early. With a late frosts still a possibility, you need to wait to sow diverse mixtures featuring clover & herbs, ...

Sam Out and About

Posted: 11th March 2019

Pre-season, Sam popped in to see a couple of local farmers... A deer breeder near Aylesbury needed some advice with overseeding to improve productivity and legume content in the sward, so we’ve now created a bespoke mixture of grasses and clovers to be oversown this spring. Sam also visited ...

How to Control Moss in Lawns

Posted: 6th March 2019

The 2018 drought has caused a moss invasion in many lawns across the UK, which needs addressing this year. During one of the driest summers on record, with temperatures reaching a scorching 35C in some parts, grasses really struggled to cope, resulting in damage to lawns across the country. While ...
Josh Morgan-Jones and his father, Kevin, farm Blacklands Farm near Bedford. It’s Josh’s mother’s family estate and she is a third generation farmer. Kevin began running an enterprise on the farm in 1986, with sheep and cattle and some hay which was sold into the equine market. ...
‘My philosophy is that the first major nutrient in crop production is not N, P or K, but carbon,’ says Julian Gold, Farm Manager of the Hendred Estate in South Oxfordshire. ‘So the first thing I do is feed the soil before I even think about the crop. Cover crops are a really ...

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