Flower Rich Margin (AB8)
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br>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.
|Contents per Kg||%||kg|
|certified DUMAS 1 hard fescue||34.0||0.340|
|certified Borluna slender creeping red fescue||20.5||0.205|
|certified CALLIOPE chewings fescue||18.0||0.180|
|certified EVORA smooth stalked meadow grass||19.0||0.190|
|certified HIGHLAND common bentgrass||4.0||0.040|
This is a weakly stemmed, sprawling species, when cut is has a notable sweet smell.
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'.
Oxeye daisy is a robust, reliable wild flower species.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
This is a reliable pioneer species, which is quick to germinate and establish. It is found across the UK and Western Europe.