Please log in or register
Your Basket (0 items | £0.00)

Solar Park

Related articles / videos

Solar Park Seeds...

Image

Solar Park Long Term Grazing Mix 70% Organic

Ref: MIXSPLTORG
Sowing rate: 13 kg per acre (32.5 kg/ha, 3.25 g/m²)

This mix is a dual purpose ley, which provides a tough green cover around the panels and a high quality grazing ley for sheep. It includes a larger amount of perennial ryegrass to aid establishment and produce a bulky sward that will benefit livestock.

It will need to be over seeded after year 5 to renew the quality of the ryegrasses and reduce invasive species which are lower quality.  This ensures the sward remains nutritious and beneficial as a livestock grazing ley. This mix has a higher sowing rate to compensate for the livestock grazing pressure on the sward.

Buy now
acres

Contents

2.50kg (19.2%)
certified MAGICIAN ORGANIC tetraploid perennial ryegrass
2.50kg (19.2%)
certified PASTOUR ORGANIC perennial ryegrass
2.50kg (19.2%)
certified MAGICIAN ORGANIC tetraploid perennial ryegrass
1.60kg (12.3%)
certified LAURA ORGANIC meadow fescue
0.90kg (6.9%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
2.00kg (15.4%)
certified MAXIMA creeping red fescue
0.40kg (3.1%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
0.40kg (3.1%)
certified ABERHERALD white clover
0.20kg (1.5%)
certified ABERACE wild white clover
6.25 kg (19.2%)
certified MAGICIAN ORGANIC tetraploid perennial ryegrass
6.25 kg (19.2%)
certified PASTOUR ORGANIC perennial ryegrass
6.25 kg (19.2%)
certified MAGICIAN ORGANIC tetraploid perennial ryegrass
4 kg (12.3%)
certified LAURA ORGANIC meadow fescue
2.25 kg (6.9%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
5 kg (15.4%)
certified MAXIMA creeping red fescue
1 kg (3.1%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
1 kg (3.1%)
certified ABERHERALD white clover
0.5 kg (1.5%)
certified ABERACE wild white clover
0.19 kg (19.2%)
certified MAGICIAN ORGANIC tetraploid perennial ryegrass
0.19 kg (19.2%)
certified PASTOUR ORGANIC perennial ryegrass
0.19 kg (19.2%)
certified MAGICIAN ORGANIC tetraploid perennial ryegrass
0.12 kg (12.3%)
certified LAURA ORGANIC meadow fescue
0.07 kg (6.9%)
certified LAURA meadow fescue
0.15 kg (15.4%)
certified MAXIMA creeping red fescue
0.03 kg (3.1%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
0.03 kg (3.1%)
certified ABERHERALD white clover
0.02 kg (1.5%)
certified ABERACE wild white clover
Image

Solar Park Permanent Grassland - Low Maintenance 70% Organic

Ref: MIXSPPGORG
Sowing rate: 10 kg per acre (25 kg/ha, 2.5 g/m²)

This is a mixture that has been designed to create a uniform and tidy green landscape of permanent grassland. It has been made using species that are long lasting and slow growing after they have established. This creates a low overall sward height that reduces interference with the panels.

It can be planted throughout most of the year, ideally from the middle of April to the 1st of September. The mixture includes a low amount of perennial ryegrass to encourage a quick establishment. Several species of white clover have been included because they are a long-term plant which encourages grass growth by fixing Nitrogen in the soil. This reduces the need for costly artificial inputs. This mix will need periodic topping or grazing, several times a year to keep a low, uniform height and aesthetically pleasing appearance

Buy now
acres

Contents

2.00kg (20%)
certified LAURA ORGANIC meadow fescue
1.60kg (16%)
certified MAGICIAN ORGANIC tetraploid perennial ryegrass
1.50kg (15%)
certified Conni smooth stalked meadowgrass
1.90kg (19%)
certified DOLINA ORGANIC timothy
1.50kg (15%)
certified GONDOLIN ORGANIC creeping red fescue
1.00kg (10%)
certified RIDU sheeps fescue
0.30kg (3%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
0.20kg (2%)
certified ABERACE wild white clover
5 kg (20%)
certified LAURA ORGANIC meadow fescue
4 kg (16%)
certified MAGICIAN ORGANIC tetraploid perennial ryegrass
3.75 kg (15%)
certified Conni smooth stalked meadowgrass
4.75 kg (19%)
certified DOLINA ORGANIC timothy
3.75 kg (15%)
certified GONDOLIN ORGANIC creeping red fescue
2.5 kg (10%)
certified RIDU sheeps fescue
0.75 kg (3%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
0.5 kg (2%)
certified ABERACE wild white clover
0.2 kg (20%)
certified LAURA ORGANIC meadow fescue
0.16 kg (16%)
certified MAGICIAN ORGANIC tetraploid perennial ryegrass
0.15 kg (15%)
certified Conni smooth stalked meadowgrass
0.19 kg (19%)
certified DOLINA ORGANIC timothy
0.15 kg (15%)
certified GONDOLIN ORGANIC creeping red fescue
0.1 kg (10%)
certified RIDU sheeps fescue
0.03 kg (3%)
certified ABERPEARL white clover
0.02 kg (2%)
certified ABERACE wild white clover
Image

Buffer Strip Grass Margin Mix Two, Four or Six Plus Metre 70% ORGANIC

Ref: GMORG
Sowing rate: 10 kg per acre (25 kg/ha, 2.5 g/m²)

An ideal mixture for buffer strips on cultivated land. It is suitable for all soil types and creates habitat for small mammals, invertebrates and birds. This mixture is suitable for OELS and can also be used as an option in HLS. Once established, these areas only need to be cut once a year after mid July. If sowing a six metre margin we recommend leaving the outer two or three metres uncut to provide tussocky cover for insects and wildlife. The best results come from either spring sowing, when the soil temperature is above 5 degrees C, or after harvest and before mid September. Later sowings are slower to establish and can be vulnerable to slugs. Sow 25 kg per hectare.

Buy now
acres

Contents

0.50kg (5%)
certified common bentgrass
2.00kg (20%)
certified ORGANIC timothy
2.00kg (20%)
certified ORGANIC meadow fescue
3.00kg (30%)
certified ORGANIC creeping red fescue
1.00kg (10%)
certified cocksfoot
1.50kg (15%)
certified smooth stalked meadowgrass
1.25 kg (5%)
certified common bentgrass
5 kg (20%)
certified ORGANIC timothy
5 kg (20%)
certified ORGANIC meadow fescue
7.5 kg (30%)
certified ORGANIC creeping red fescue
2.5 kg (10%)
certified cocksfoot
3.75 kg (15%)
certified smooth stalked meadowgrass
0.05 kg (5%)
certified common bentgrass
0.2 kg (20%)
certified ORGANIC timothy
0.2 kg (20%)
certified ORGANIC meadow fescue
0.3 kg (30%)
certified ORGANIC creeping red fescue
0.1 kg (10%)
certified cocksfoot
0.15 kg (15%)
certified smooth stalked meadowgrass
Image

Pollen & Nectar Flower Mix Grass & Legume Margin 70% ORGANIC

Ref: MIXPNORG
Sowing rate: 8 kg per acre (20 kg/ha, 2 g/m²)

The mixture below is designed for ELS Pollen & Nectar margins but it can also be used for HLS. The field margin is the ideal place to create a visible habitat for insects, birds and mammals. The mixture lasts for around four years and is excellent for attracting bumblebees and butterflies. It can be sown from March until mid September. It is important to sow thinly and not too deep at around 10mm to allow the non aggressive species to establish. Sow at 20 kg per hectare.

Buy now
acres

Contents

0.32kg (4%)
certified common bentgrass
0.32kg (4%)
commercial crested dogstail
0.24kg (3%)
certified sheeps fescue
1.60kg (20%)
certified ORGANIC meadow fescue
2.88kg (36%)
certified ORGANIC creeping red fescue
0.32kg (4%)
certified smaller catstail
0.32kg (4%)
certified smooth stalked meadowgrass
0.40kg (5%)
certified late flowering red clover
0.16kg (2%)
certified alsike clover
0.16kg (2%)
certified birdsfoot trefoil
0.80kg (10%)
commercial ORGANIC sainfoin
0.32kg (4%)
certified ORGANIC vetch
0.16kg (2%)
certified yellow trefoil
0.8 kg (4%)
certified common bentgrass
0.8 kg (4%)
commercial crested dogstail
0.6 kg (3%)
certified sheeps fescue
4 kg (20%)
certified ORGANIC meadow fescue
7.2 kg (36%)
certified ORGANIC creeping red fescue
0.8 kg (4%)
certified smaller catstail
0.8 kg (4%)
certified smooth stalked meadowgrass
1 kg (5%)
certified late flowering red clover
0.4 kg (2%)
certified alsike clover
0.4 kg (2%)
certified birdsfoot trefoil
2 kg (10%)
commercial ORGANIC sainfoin
0.8 kg (4%)
certified ORGANIC vetch
0.4 kg (2%)
certified yellow trefoil
0.04 kg (4%)
certified common bentgrass
0.04 kg (4%)
commercial crested dogstail
0.03 kg (3%)
certified sheeps fescue
0.2 kg (20%)
certified ORGANIC meadow fescue
0.36 kg (36%)
certified ORGANIC creeping red fescue
0.04 kg (4%)
certified smaller catstail
0.04 kg (4%)
certified smooth stalked meadowgrass
0.05 kg (5%)
certified late flowering red clover
0.02 kg (2%)
certified alsike clover
0.02 kg (2%)
certified birdsfoot trefoil
0.1 kg (10%)
commercial ORGANIC sainfoin
0.04 kg (4%)
certified ORGANIC vetch
0.02 kg (2%)
certified yellow trefoil
Image

Floristically Enhanced Mix Permanent Pollen & Nectar

Ref: MIXFEM
Sowing rate: 8 kg per acre (20 kg/ha, 2 g/m²)

This mixture is a longer term pollen and nectar for bees and butterflies. It is more expensive than legume based mixtures but lasts for very many years and is a good mixture for wildlife. It contains non aggressive grasses and nine native wild flowers species which are commonly found on most soils. Sow between March and September at 20 kg per hectare.

First hand
image
image
Buy now
acres

Contents

0.40kg (5%)
certified common bentgrass
0.80kg (10%)
commercial crested dogstail
0.40kg (5%)
certified smaller catstail
1.68kg (21%)
certified sheeps fescue
2.00kg (25%)
certified Olivia chewings fescue
2.00kg (25%)
certified smooth stalked meadowgrass
0.08kg (1%)
Field Scabious
0.08kg (1%)
Lesser Knapweed
0.08kg (1%)
Self Heal
0.08kg (1%)
Yarrow
0.08kg (1%)
Ox-eye Daisy
0.08kg (1%)
Ladys Bedstraw
0.08kg (1%)
Meadow Buttercup
0.08kg (1%)
Musk Mallow
0.08kg (1%)
Wild Carrot
1 kg (5%)
certified common bentgrass
2 kg (10%)
commercial crested dogstail
1 kg (5%)
certified smaller catstail
4.2 kg (21%)
certified sheeps fescue
5 kg (25%)
certified Olivia chewings fescue
5 kg (25%)
certified smooth stalked meadowgrass
0.2 kg (1%)
Field Scabious
0.2 kg (1%)
Lesser Knapweed
0.2 kg (1%)
Self Heal
0.2 kg (1%)
Yarrow
0.2 kg (1%)
Ox-eye Daisy
0.2 kg (1%)
Ladys Bedstraw
0.2 kg (1%)
Meadow Buttercup
0.2 kg (1%)
Musk Mallow
0.2 kg (1%)
Wild Carrot
0.05 kg (5%)
certified common bentgrass
0.1 kg (10%)
commercial crested dogstail
0.05 kg (5%)
certified smaller catstail
0.21 kg (21%)
certified sheeps fescue
0.25 kg (25%)
certified Olivia chewings fescue
0.25 kg (25%)
certified smooth stalked meadowgrass
0.01 kg (1%)
Field Scabious
0.01 kg (1%)
Lesser Knapweed
0.01 kg (1%)
Self Heal
0.01 kg (1%)
Yarrow
0.01 kg (1%)
Ox-eye Daisy
0.01 kg (1%)
Ladys Bedstraw
0.01 kg (1%)
Meadow Buttercup
0.01 kg (1%)
Musk Mallow
0.01 kg (1%)
Wild Carrot
Image

One Year Winter Bird Food Survival Mixture 70% ORGANIC

Ref: SMORG
Sowing rate: 4.8 kg per acre (12 kg/ha, 1.2 g/m²)

This mixture should be sited on field margins or adjacent to hedges or woodland. It contains a good range of species which provides a food source for birds including finches and sparrows. It is also a good food source for smaller mammals. The mixture can be sown from late April until June. It is essential to sow into a warm, well prepared seedbed which is free of weeds. A sowing rate of 12 kg per hectare is recommended.

Buy now
acres

Contents

0.48kg (10%)
Quinoa
1.68kg (35%)
certified ORGANIC fodder radish
0.48kg (10%)
White Millet
0.96kg (20%)
certified ORGANIC spring triticale
0.48kg (10%)
certified linseed
0.48kg (10%)
certified linseed
0.24kg (5%)
certifed ORGANIC mustard
1.2 kg (10%)
Quinoa
4.2 kg (35%)
certified ORGANIC fodder radish
1.2 kg (10%)
White Millet
2.4 kg (20%)
certified ORGANIC spring triticale
1.2 kg (10%)
certified linseed
1.2 kg (10%)
certified linseed
0.6 kg (5%)
certifed ORGANIC mustard
0.1 kg (10%)
Quinoa
0.35 kg (35%)
certified ORGANIC fodder radish
0.1 kg (10%)
White Millet
0.2 kg (20%)
certified ORGANIC spring triticale
0.1 kg (10%)
certified linseed
0.1 kg (10%)
certified linseed
0.05 kg (5%)
certifed ORGANIC mustard