Perennial Flowering Insect Mix
A brightly coloured perennial mixture consisting of both legumes and widlfowers. The mix once established will flower from May-September. This mix can be sown around field margins or in strips across fields.
|Contents per Acre||%||kg|
|certified red clover||22.0||0.880|
|certified late flowering red clover||20.0||0.800|
|certified alsike clover||20.0||0.800|
|certified birdsfoot trefoil||16.0||0.640|
|certified yellow trefoil||5.5||0.220|
|Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)||1.0||0.040|
|Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)||1.0||0.040|
|Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)||1.0||0.040|
|Yarrow forage herb||0.5||0.020|
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 10 - 18 days later than the 'double cut' early strains.
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'.
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.
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 highest yielding strains of red clover are called 'double cut' varieties, normally providing quick regrowth after cutting and several flushes or cuts per season. The 'single cut' strains of red clover, notably the variety altaswede provide one large cut per season, flowering approximately 10 days later than the 'double cut' strains.
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.
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.