AB8 Flower Rich Margin / Field Corner
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br>This mixture of traditional, non competitive grasses and wild flowers creates a flower-rich field margin. The species included will provide an important habitat and foraging sites for invertebrates (including wild pollinators) and farmland birds.2020 Agreements.
|Contents per Kg||%||kg|
|certified common bentgrass||5.0||0.050|
|certified smaller catstail||10.0||0.100|
|certified smooth stalked meadow grass||25.0||0.250|
|certified slender creeping red fescue||25.0||0.250|
|certified sheeps fescue||30.0||0.300|
|Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)||1.0||0.010|
|Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)||1.0||0.010|
|Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)||1.0||0.010|
|Red Campion (Silene dioica)||0.5||0.005|
|Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)||0.5||0.005|
|Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)||0.4||0.004|
|Yarrow forage herb||0.4||0.004|
|Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)||0.2||0.002|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.