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
certified common bentgrass5.00.05
certified red/chewings fescue26.00.26
certified slender creeping red fescue24.00.24
commercial crested dogstail14.00.14
certified wood meadow grass11.00.11
commercial sweet vernal grass2.00.02
Quaking Grass2.00.02
commercial Tufted Hairgrass1.00.01
Red Campion2.50.03
Hedge Bedstraw2.00.02
Self Heal3.00.03
Wood Avens1.50.02
Bluebell1.00.01
Autumn Hawkbit1.00.01
Tufted Vetch1.00.01
White Campion1.00.01
Meadowsweet0.50.01
Teasel0.50.01
Betony0.50.01
Yarrow0.30.00
Garlic Mustard0.30.00
Units Kg

£34.40 / Kg

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

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Grass

Bentgrass

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

Grass

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  Buy Crested Dogstail Straight

Grass

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

Grass

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

Grass

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  Buy Sweet Vernal Grass 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