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 common bentgrass||5.0||0.050|
|commercial crested dogstail||1.0||0.010|
|certified meadow foxtail||2.5||0.025|
|certified chewings fescue||26.0||0.260|
|certified sheeps fescue||29.8||0.298|
|certified smaller catstail||5.0||0.050|
|certified smooth stalked meadow grass||20.0||0.200|
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'.
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.
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'.
Low to medium semi-parasitic annual, that is variable in both height (3 inches to 2 feet) and in growth. It's toothed unstalked leaves are sometimes narrow and others are nearly 1 inch broad. The stem is stif and 4-angled.