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Swift Arrival

Swift Arrival

We’ve sold out of Redstart but the replacement, Swift, will be in stock towards the end of the week.  The rape and kale hybrid…

Rye Supply: Order Now While Stocks Last

Rye Supply: Order Now While Stocks Last

The dry spring and wetish summer has meant that the harvest has been difficult for many this year. But we’re now entering the narrow…

Herbal Ley for Cutting

Herbal Ley for Cutting

Farmer James Foote was prompted to contact us earlier this year after seeing our various discussions regarding herbal leys on social media.…

Controlling Annual Weeds in Spring Sown Leys

Controlling Annual Weeds in Spring Sown Leys

The slow, cold and extremely dry spring has caused some spring sown reseeds to struggle this year in parts of the UK.  The lack of…

Amazing with Maize

Amazing with Maize

If you’re growing maize, drilling grass into a standing maize crop can bring multiple benefits and now is the perfect time to sow…

Haymaking in the Heat

Haymaking in the Heat

The hot weather in the middle of June has really helped with hay-making. A two year Italian Ryegrass Ley sown in Autumn last year has…

1st Cut Silage - Getting the Job Done!

1st Cut Silage - Getting the Job Done!

In the last two weeks we have seen plenty of silage being cut. Local farmer and contractor Alan Smith cut Italian ryegrass on the 22nd…

Cotswold Seeds at Cereals

Cotswold Seeds at Cereals

Come at see us at Cereals to talk about livestock in the arable rotation and more. We're sharing a stand with the NSA.   

A Profile of Cotswold Seeds featured in Law & Land Magazine

A Profile of Cotswold Seeds featured in Law & Land Magazine

Securing the long term future of British farming “The UK is one of best countries in the world for mixed, sustainable…

Back from Grassland & Muck

Back from Grassland & Muck

We’ve just returned from two great days at Grassland & Muck 2017. In a first for the Royal Agricultural Society’s biennial…

Cotswold Seeds Founder Robin Hill (1928-2017)

Cotswold Seeds Founder Robin Hill (1928-2017)

Founder of Cotswold Seeds, Robin Hill, sadly passed away earlier this month, aged 88. After obtaining an agricultural degree at Cambridge…

Make Hay Before the Summer Sun Shines

Make Hay Before the Summer Sun Shines

Sow westerwold annual ryegrass now and you’ll have a high yielding hay crop ready for cutting within just three to four months…

New Recruits

New Recruits

Our intern this summer is Amy Watts, who is in the second year of a degree in agriculture at the Royal Agricultural University. Amy, from…

Agricultural Seed Mixtures Vs Amenity Mixtures – The Differences!

Agricultural Seed Mixtures Vs Amenity Mixtures – The Differences!

There are big differences between the types of seed mixtures we use for agricultural purposes, such as hay, silage and grazing, and those…

Digging the Dirt on Honeydale Farm

Digging the Dirt on Honeydale Farm

Digging the Dirt is a Soil Association series of in-depth reports on farmers who are reaping the benefits of investing in their soil. (by…

Super Quick Forage

Super Quick Forage

Adding a fast growing Westerwold ryegrass companion crop to your regular forage seed mix will offer protection to any new ley, nursing it…

Ian's Guest Blog for Agricology: Companion Crops are a Farmers Friend

Ian's Guest Blog for Agricology: Companion Crops are a Farmers Friend

Companion cropping can sometimes be a difficult term to define, but a learned fellow farmer, Andy Howard, describes it as growing two…

General Assistant to Warehouse Manager

General Assistant to Warehouse Manager

We are a small, friendly agricultural seed merchant based in Moreton-in-Marsh and we are looking for a General Assistant to work in the…

Catalogue Time

Catalogue Time

With spring sowing season soon upon us, our new catalogues (conventional and organic) are on their way out onto the farms now, so look out…

NEW: Simple Herbal Ley

NEW: Simple Herbal Ley

If you’ve considered experimenting with a diverse seed mixture that’s more complex than ryegrass and clover mixes, you might…