Wetter soils require a slightly different seed mixture. This one should give reliable results on most wetter soils. It may also be used around water courses or ponds. The colourful display of native flowers will provide a useful nectar source for invertebrates. Sow between March and early May, or August and early October.
|Contents per Kg||%||kg|
|certified meadow foxtail||2.0||0.020|
|certified common bentgrass||5.0||0.050|
|commercial crested dogstail||10.0||0.100|
|certified rough stalked meadowgrass||10.0||0.100|
|certified smooth stalked meadow grass||18.0||0.180|
|certifed red/chewings fescue||20.0||0.200|
|certified BORNITO sheeps fescue||20.0||0.200|
|Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor)||2.0||0.020|
|Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)||1.8||0.018|
|Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)||1.5||0.015|
|Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)||1.3||0.013|
|Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)||1.0||0.010|
|Ladys Bedstraw (Galium verum)||1.0||0.010|
|Betony (Stachys officinalis)||1.0||0.010|
|native ESSEX red clover||0.1||0.001|
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.
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'.
Native Red Clover
Native red clover, sometimes known as Essex or indigenous red clover, is a native variety to the UK. Generally this variety is smaller and lower yielding than an agriculturally bred strain, but with a longer lifespan. Despite being lower yielding than some varieties, it is notably early to flower, often seen from April to May.
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.
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.
Rough Stalked Meadow Grass
Rough stalk meadow grass is a very common species throughout the UK and Europe. It can be found in lowland pastures, river meadows and waste ground. Recognisable from its tufted habit and erect culms. It is generally leafy towards the base, and will fill out the bottom of the sward as it tolerates partial shading.
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
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.
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'.
Erect, annual, hairless parasitic herb. Growing up to 50 cm in height. The leaves are narrow-lanceolate, coarsely toothed and slightly wrinkled on the outer edge, stalkless and arranged in opposite pairs. Flowers are situated in short leafy spikes.