Nectar Stewardship Mix (IPM2/AB8)

Ref: MIXECOAB8

CSS/SFI Codes: AB8, IPM2

An economic pollen & nectar source satisfying the AB8 Countryside Stewardship (CSS) and IPM2 SFI criteria. These mixes are slow to establish in the first year, the annuals corn marigold and corn flower will boost colour in year one, from year two onwards it will provide a range of flowers for insects and pollinators and cover for mammals. For a 5 year plus option consider MIXAB820. If you are over-seeding into an existing sward please call for advice.

Persistence (0-10 Years)
               

Contents per Kg%kg
certified crested dogstail5.00.050
certified slender creeping red fescue10.00.100
certified smooth stalked meadow grass15.00.150
certifed red/chewings fescue30.00.300
certified sheeps fescue30.00.300
native Sainfoin (Onobrychis viicifolia) wildflower3.00.030
certified birdsfoot trefoil2.00.020
native red clover0.60.006
Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)0.60.006
Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor)0.60.006
Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)0.60.006
certified late flowering red clover0.60.006
Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)0.50.005
Yarrow forage herb0.50.005
Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) annual wildflower0.20.002
Ladys Bedstraw (Galium verum)0.20.002
Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)0.20.002
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)0.10.001
Red Campion (Silene dioica)0.10.001
Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)0.10.001
White Campion (Silene latifolia)0.10.001
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Legume

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Birdsfoot Trefoil is a legume, it grows from a basal crown, with numerous stems that can vary from prostrate to erect in growth habit. In some parts of the country it is called the 'eggs and bacon' plant.

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Grass

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

Legume

Late Flowering Red Clover

Red clover is one of the most popularly used true clovers in the UK. Once established itís capable of rapid growth and shows reasonably good persistence up to three years, although ongoing breeding work is being carried out to increase plant persistence. The 'single cut' or 'late' strains of red clover, notably the diploid variety altaswede provide one large cut per season, flowering once per season, approximately 2-3 weeks later than the 'double cut' early strains.

Late Flowering Red Clover 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

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

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

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.

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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

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.

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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'.

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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

Herb

Yarrow

Yarrow is a small seeded forage herb which is commonly mixed with sheep's parsley, burnet and ribgrass to increase diversity and lift trace elements from deep within the soil profile, as a specific herbs mixture, or part of a diverse grass ley. It has been noted to improve circulation and blood flow in livestock.

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