Woodland Edge and Shady Area Mixture

Ref: mixwood

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.

Persistence (0-10 Years)
Grazing Suitability (1-5)
Cutting Suitability (1-5)

Contents per Kg%kg
commercial Tufted Hairgrass1.00.010
commercial sweet vernal grass3.00.030
certified common bentgrass8.00.080
commercial crested dogstail10.00.100
certified wood meadow grass14.00.140
certified slender creeping red fescue24.00.240
certified chewings/red fescue24.60.246
Red Campion (Silene dioica)2.50.025
White Campion (Silene latifolia)2.30.023
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)2.00.020
Garlic Mustard1.50.015
Hedge Bedstraw1.50.015
Tufted Vetch1.00.010
Wood Avens0.80.008
Betony (Stachys officinalis)0.30.003
Perforate St John's Wort0.30.003
Upright Hedge Parsley0.30.003
Autumn Hawkbit0.20.002
Rough Hawkbit (Leontodon hispidus)0.20.002
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Common Bentgrass is a perennial grass with fine leaves, The seed head is delicate and attractive, opening loosely from late spring through to autumn. Older swards in heavily grazed or trampled areas may form dense, low growing clumps.

Bentgrass Species Guide  Buy Bentgrass Straight


Crested Dogstail

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.

Crested Dogstail Species Guide


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.

Red Fescue / Chewings Fescue Species Guide  Buy Red Fescue / Chewings Fescue Straight

Wild Flower

Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)

Self heal is a low growing plant widely found throughout the UK.

Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris) Species Guide


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.

Slender Creeping Red Fescue Species Guide  Buy Slender Creeping Red Fescue Straight


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.

Sweet Vernal Grass Species Guide