Damp Meadow

Ref: mixdam

Wetter soils require a slightly different seed mixture. This one should give reliable results on most wetter soils. It may also be used around water courses or ponds. The colourful display of native flowers will provide a useful nectar source for invertebrates. Sow between March and early May, or August and early October.

Persistence (0-10 Years)
               
Grazing Suitability (1-5)
     
Cutting Suitability (1-5)
     

Contents per Kg%kg
certified meadow foxtail2.00.020
certified common bentgrass5.00.050
certified crested dogstail10.00.100
certified rough stalked meadowgrass10.00.100
certified smooth stalked meadow grass18.00.180
certifed red/chewings fescue20.00.200
certified BORNITO sheeps fescue20.00.200
Great Burnet2.00.020
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)1.80.018
Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor)1.80.018
Ladys Bedstraw (Galium verum)1.70.017
Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)1.50.015
Common Sorrel1.30.013
Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)1.00.010
Ragged Robin0.80.008
Meadowsweet0.60.006
Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)0.50.005
Betony (Stachys officinalis)0.50.005
Meadow vetchling0.50.005
Devil's-Bit Scabious0.50.005
Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus pedunculatus)0.50.005
native ESSEX red clover0.10.001
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Grass

Bentgrass

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.

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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

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

Grass

Meadow Foxtail

A tufted perennial which is widespread throughout the British Isles. It is commonly found in low lying areas, particularly in river meadows. It is noted as one of the earliest growing grasses in the spring.

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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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Grass

Rough Stalked Meadow Grass

Rough stalk meadow grass is a very common species throughout the UK and Europe. It can be found in lowland pastures, river meadows and waste ground. Recognisable from its tufted habit and erect culms. It is generally leafy towards the base, and will fill out the bottom of the sward as it tolerates partial shading.

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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

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

Yellow Rattle

Erect, annual, hairless parasitic herb. Growing up to 50 cm in height. The leaves are narrow-lanceolate, coarsely toothed and slightly wrinkled on the outer edge, stalkless and arranged in opposite pairs. Flowers are situated in short leafy spikes.

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