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|
|commercial Tufted Hairgrass||2.0||0.020|
|certified common bentgrass||10.0||0.100|
|certified crested dogstail||10.0||0.100|
|certified wood meadow grass||15.0||0.150|
|certified slender creeping red fescue||24.0||0.240|
|certifed red/chewings fescue||24.0||0.240|
|Red Campion (Silene dioica)||2.0||0.020|
|White Campion (Silene latifolia)||2.0||0.020|
|Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)||2.0||0.020|
|Betony (Stachys officinalis)||1.0||0.010|
|Perforate St John's Wort||0.8||0.008|
|Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)||0.5||0.005|
|Upright Hedge Parsley||0.3||0.003|
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.
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.