Floristically Enhanced Permanent Pollen & Nectar Margin
ELS/HLS/CSS Codes: EC24, EE1, EE2, EE3, EE9, EF1, HE10. br>
br>This is a longer term pollen and nectar mix for bees and butterflies. It is more expensive than legume-based mixtures but lasts for many years and is good for wildlife. It contains non-aggressive grasses and nine native wild flower species which are commonly found on most soils.
|Contents per Kg||%||kg|
|commercial crested dogstail||1.0||0.010|
|certified common bentgrass||5.0||0.050|
|certified sheeps fescue||30.0||0.300|
|certified red fescue||25.0||0.250|
|certified smooth stalked meadow grass||30.0||0.300|
|Musk Mallow (Malva moschata) wildflower||1.2||0.012|
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.
Found in waste ground, grasslands and roadsides on calcareous dry soils. Beautiful single flowers. This flower species may also be known as bachelors buttons or lady's cushion.
This is a weakly stemmed, sprawling species, when cut is has a notable sweet smell.
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'.
Once establsihed musk mallow can be a robust plant, that is prolific on fertile soils, rich in nitrogen.
Oxeye daisy is a robust, reliable wild flower species.
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.
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)
Self heal is a low growing plant widely found throughout the UK.
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.
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'.
This is a reliable pioneer species, which is quick to germinate and establish. It is found across the UK and Western Europe.