Chalk & Limestone Soil Mixture

Ref: MIXCHA

This mixture is designed for chalk and limestone soil types. Chalk and Limestone soils are known for their ability to support a large selection of wild flower species which is why we have been able to create such a diverse mixture. A well prepared, well worked seedbed is essential, free of aggressive weeds and grasses which commonly out-compete the wildflowers. Seeds should be surface sown evenly, no more than 10mm deep.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
Quaking Grass (Briza media)2.00.020
Crested Hair-grass2.00.020
commercial sweet vernal grass5.00.050
certified crested dogstail10.00.100
certified smaller catstail10.00.100
certified smooth stalked meadow grass16.00.160
certified sheeps fescue20.00.200
certifed red/chewings fescue20.00.200
native Sainfoin (Onobrychis viicifolia) wildflower2.60.026
Field Scabious2.00.020
Ladys Bedstraw (Galium verum)1.60.016
Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor)1.50.015
Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria)1.20.012
Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria)1.00.010
Meadow Buttercup1.00.010
Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)1.00.010
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)1.00.010
Agrimony1.00.010
Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)0.50.005
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)0.50.005
Birdsfoot Trefoil0.10.001
Rough Hawkbit (Leontodon hispidus)0.10.001
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£66.88 / Kg

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

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Wild Flower

Birdsfoot Trefoil Wildflower

This is a common plant from the legume family, often found on drier soils, does not like the more acidic soils. Birdsfoot trefoil supports 132 different species of insect but is mainly pollinated by bees. Due to its red and yellow flowers it's sometimes called the 'eggs & bacon' plant.

Birdsfoot Trefoil Wildflower Species Guide

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

Wild Flower

Field Scabious

Field Scabious is a light blue/violet sometimes pink flower and has the special characteristic of being able to change colour, it grows from 30-90cm in height with beautiful single flowers.

Field Scabious Species Guide

Wild Flower

Ladys Bedstraw

This is a weakly stemmed, sprawling species, when cut is has a notable sweet smell.

Ladys Bedstraw Species Guide

Wild Flower

Ox-eye Daisy

Ox-eye daisy is a robust wildflower species, the flower head is a typical daisy shape, with white petals and yellow central florets. They grow in solitary heads and are around three to five centimetres wide.

Ox-eye Daisy Species Guide

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 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

Grass

Sheeps Fescue

The finest leaved and least aggressive fescue, it is found throughout the UK. It is hardy and drought resistant and will with-stand heavy grazing or close cutting, however it has a low forage yield. It is a useful species for providing a low growing, low maintenance green cover on difficult soils. It is one of the earlier fine fescues to flower in the spring.

Sheeps Fescue Species Guide  Buy Sheeps Fescue Straight

Grass

Smaller Catstail / Small Timothy

A leafy perennial species found throughout the UK. It grows on low lands to foothills and can be found in old pasture and hedgerows. Normally thought of as a smaller, lower yielding relative of Timothy. Although valued as a forage plant for livestock, it can also form a useful compact turf.

Smaller Catstail / Small Timothy Species Guide  Buy Smaller Catstail / Small Timothy Straight

Grass

Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass

Found throughout the UK in meadows and traditional pastures. It is said to be one of the greenest grasses found growing in the early spring, and is an indicator of land that is well drained and in good heart. The species itself is palatable, and nutritional to livestock, often called one of the traditional 'sweet grasses'.

Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass Species Guide  Buy Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass 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

Wild Flower

Wild Carrot

This is a reliable pioneer species, which is quick to germinate and establish, reaching up to 100 cm in height. It is found across the UK and Western Europe.

Wild Carrot Species Guide

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