AB8 Florisically Enhanced Field Margin

Ref: MIXAB820

This mixture is fully compliant with the new 2021 scheme requirements for AB8, containing the required 4 grass species and 10 wildflower species. This mixture will provide a rich pollen and nectar source for pollinating insects such as bees, and butterflies throughout the summer months. 2021 Agreements Onwards

Persistence (0-10 Years)
               

Contents per Kg%kg
certified common bentgrass5.00.050
certified smaller catstail5.00.050
certified slender creeping red fescue10.00.100
certified smooth stalked meadow grass20.00.200
certified red fescue25.00.250
certified sheeps fescue25.00.250
Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor)1.90.019
Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)1.50.015
Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)1.30.013
Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)1.20.012
native red clover1.00.010
Red Campion (Silene dioica)1.00.010
White Campion (Silene latifolia)0.90.009
Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)0.80.008
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)0.20.002
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)0.20.002
Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)0.20.002
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£17.96 / Kg

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

Legume

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.

Native Red Clover Species Guide

Wild Flower

Ox-eye Daisy

Oxeye daisy is a robust, reliable wild flower species.

Ox-eye Daisy Species Guide

Grass

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.

Red Fescue / Chewings Fescue Species Guide  Buy Red Fescue / Chewings Fescue 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.

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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

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.

Smaller Catstail / Small Timothy Species Guide

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