Woodland Edge and Shady Area Mixture
In open and semi shaded areas, especiallly under hedgerows it is possible to grow a number of grasses and wild flowers. Where possible create a tilth which is free of weeds, especially nettles. Sow between March and May or August and early October.
|Contents per Kg||%||kg|
|certified common bentgrass||5.0||0.05|
|certified red fescue||26.0||0.26|
|certified slender creeping red fescue||24.0||0.24|
|commercial crested dogstail||14.0||0.14|
|certified wood meadow grass||11.0||0.11|
|commercial sweet vernal grass||2.0||0.02|
|commercial Tufted Hairgrass||1.0||0.01|
Traditionally a grazing grass, which helps to fill out the base of the sward. This compact tufted perennial is found in abundance in sheep pastures. It is not aggressive and grows well late into the season when other grasses are giving up. It has good winter greenness but is inclined to produce wiry stems if not cut or grazed.
Red Fescue / Chewings Fescue
Also known as chewings fescue, this is a fine leaved, tufted grass. It is distinguished from creeping red fescue by its absence of creeping rhizomes. It remains dark green throughout most of the season.
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)
Self heal is a low growing plant widely found throughout the UK.
Slender Creeping Red Fescue
This densely tufted or mat forming species has a creeping growth habit, sending out rhizomes. It can form a close turf with bristle like, dark green, glossy leaves. It has uses in agricultural and amenity situations.
Sweet Vernal Grass
An early flowering grass, strongly scented with coumarin, when cut as part of a hay crop it is this plant that gives hay its sweet smell. It is an adaptable plant, found growing in a wide range of habitats, with a high stem to leaf ratio.
This is a common perennial species that flowers late into the season, with tiny disticnt white or pink flowers. The latin 'milfoil' means a thousand leaves and refers to the tiny divide segments of the feathery leaves.