AB8 Florisically Enhanced Field Margin

Ref: MIXAB820

This long-term, perennial mix is compliant with the 2021 CSS stewardship scheme requirements for AB8, containing at least 4 grass species and a robust inclusion of 10 perennial wildflowers (the mix includes 2kgs per ha of wild flowers in relation to the sowing rate).The mix is centered around proven long term, perennial wild flower species, allowing the mix to be topped or cut repeatedly in year one for weed control, while ensuring the wild flowers in the mix will persist for the full 5 year scheme or longer. 2021 Agreements Onwards

Persistence (0-10 Years)
               

Contents per Kg%kg
certified common bentgrass5.00.050
certified slender creeping red fescue15.00.150
certified smooth stalked meadow grass20.00.200
certified red/chewings fescue25.00.250
certified sheeps fescue25.00.250
Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)1.50.015
Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)1.50.015
Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)0.50.005
native red clover1.00.010
native Sainfoin (Onobrychis viicifolia) wildflower2.80.028
Red Campion (Silene dioica)0.30.003
White Campion (Silene latifolia)0.30.003
Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)0.40.004
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)0.30.003
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)0.50.005
Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)0.40.004
Ladys Bedstraw (Galium verum)0.40.004
Betony (Stachys officinalis)0.30.003
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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

Ladys Bedstraw

This is a weakly stemmed, sprawling species, when cut is has a notable sweet smell.

Ladys Bedstraw Species Guide

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

Legume

Sainfoin

Sainfoin is extremely palatable to livestock and has very good nutritional balance. It can be grazed or fed as hay or silage. It suits the thin soils and limestone rich downlands found in some areas of the UK. Loosely translated sainfoin in French means 'Healthy Hay'.

Sainfoin Species Guide  Buy Sainfoin 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

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

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