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 Hairgrass2.00.020
certified common bentgrass10.00.100
certified crested dogstail10.00.100
certified wood meadow grass15.00.150
certified slender creeping red fescue24.00.240
certified red fescue24.00.240
Red Campion (Silene dioica)2.00.020
White Campion (Silene latifolia)2.00.020
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)2.00.020
Hedge Bedstraw1.50.015
Betony (Stachys officinalis)1.10.011
Meadow vetchling1.00.010
Wood Avens1.00.010
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)0.80.008
Common Sorrel0.70.007
Meadow Buttercup0.60.006
Greater Knapweed0.60.006
Garlic Mustard0.40.004
Perforate St John's Wort0.40.004
Tufted Vetch0.30.003
Upright Hedge Parsley0.20.002
Autumn Hawkbit0.20.002
Units Kg

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Sowing rate: 10.0kg/acre (25.0kg/ha)

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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 with oval leaves and bluish or violet flowers that appear in dence, oblong clusters on the tops of its stems. Self heal is 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

Wild Flower

Yarrow Wildflower

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.

Yarrow Wildflower Species Guide