Floristically Enhanced Field Margin (IPM2/AB8)

Ref: MIXAB820

CSS/SFI Codes: AB8, IPM2

This long-term, perennial mix is compliant with the 2021 Countryside Stewardship scheme (CSS) requirements for the AB8 option, containing at least 4 grass species and a robust inclusion of over 10 perennial wildflowers (this mix has the robust inclusion of 2kgs per ha of wild flowers in relation to the sowing rate) and also satisifes the criteria for IPM2 SFI. 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 a 5 year scheme and longer. If you are over-seeding into an existing sward please call for advice. Mixture suitable for SFI IPM2

Persistence (0-10 Years)

Contents per Kg%kg
certified common bentgrass5.00.050
certified smaller catstail5.00.050
certified crested dogstail10.00.100
certified slender creeping red fescue10.00.100
certified smooth stalked meadow grass15.00.150
certified sheeps fescue20.00.200
certified red fescue25.00.250
native Sainfoin (Onobrychis viicifolia) wildflower1.90.019
Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)1.00.010
Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor)1.00.010
Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)1.00.010
Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)1.00.010
native red clover1.00.010
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)0.60.006
Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)0.60.006
White Campion (Silene latifolia)0.60.006
Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)0.50.005
Hedge Bedstraw (Galium mollugo) wildflower0.30.003
Ladys Bedstraw (Galium verum)0.30.003
Red Campion (Silene dioica)0.20.002
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)0.10.001
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Sowing rate: 8.0kg/acre (20.0kg/ha)

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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


Crested Dogstail

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.

Crested Dogstail Species Guide

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

This is a green coloured, bushy, upright perennial that once established can be a robust plant, that is prolific on fertile soils rich in nitrogen. This species can grow to 75 cm in height.

Musk Mallow Species Guide


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

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.

Ox-eye Daisy Species Guide


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 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

Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris) Species Guide


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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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


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  Buy Smaller Catstail / Small Timothy Straight


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, reaching up to 100 cm in height. 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