AB8 Flower Rich Margin / Field Corner

Ref: MIXAB8

ELS/HLS/CSS Codes: AB8

This mixture of traditional, non competitive grasses and wild flowers creates a flower-rich field margin. The species included will provide an important habitat and foraging sites for invertebrates (including wild pollinators) and farmland birds.2020 Agreements.

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

Contents per Kg%kg
certified common bentgrass5.00.050
certified slender creeping red fescue35.00.350
certified smooth stalked meadow grass25.00.250
certified sheeps fescue30.00.300
Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)1.00.010
Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)0.10.001
Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)1.30.013
native Sainfoin (Onobrychis viicifolia) wildflower1.30.013
Red Campion (Silene dioica)0.10.001
Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)0.30.003
Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)0.40.004
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)0.40.004
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)0.30.003
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Sowing rate: 8.0kg/acre (20.0kg/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

Wild Flower

Lesser Knapweed

Lesser knapweed is also known as common black knapweed. It is a competitive wild flower found throughout the UK and parts of western Europe, in old meadows and roadsides. It may be known as 'hardheads'.

Lesser Knapweed Species Guide

Wild Flower

Musk Mallow

Once establsihed musk mallow can be a robust plant, that is prolific on fertile soils, rich in nitrogen.

Musk Mallow Species Guide

Wild Flower

Ox-eye Daisy

Oxeye daisy is a robust, reliable wild flower species.

Ox-eye Daisy Species Guide

Legume

Sainfoin

Sainfoin is extremely palatable to livestock and has very good nutritional balance. It can be grazed or fed as hay or silage. It suits the thin soils and limestone rich downlands found in some areas of the UK. Loosely translated sainfoin in French means 'Healthy Hay'.

Sainfoin Species Guide  Buy Sainfoin 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

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

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

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

Wild Flower

Wild Carrot

This is a reliable pioneer species, which is quick to germinate and establish. 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