Field Corner Mix
A straightforward mixture of fine-leaved grasses and wild flowers to be sown on awkward areas within arable fields. This type of mixture is relatively slow to establish, but after the first establishment year there is a show of flowers which will provide interest for insects, birds and mammals. These areas are best distributed evenly around the farm. Sow between March and early May, or August and br> br>late September at 10 kg per acre or 25 kg per hectare. br> br>
|Contents per Kg||%||kg|
|certified common bentgrass||5.0||0.05|
|commercial crested dogstail||1.0||0.01|
|certified smaller catstail||5.0||0.05|
|certified sheeps fescue||37.0||0.37|
|certified red fescue||27.0||0.27|
|certified smooth stalked meadow grass||20.0||0.20|
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.
Found in waste ground, grasslands and roadsides on calcareous dry soils. Beautiful single flowers. This flower species may also be known as bachelors buttons or lady's cushion.
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.
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.
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.
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'.