Links Habitat

A mixture of grasses and wildflower species that suit links type habitats.

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Description

The new Links Habitat seed mixture contains a selection of UK native perennial wild flower species which are synonymous with sandy links soils which can increase biodiversity to provide an all year round habitat and food source for bees and butterflies. 

Specification

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Product Name Links Habitat
Mixture Breakdown 5.90% COMMON SORREL (Rumex acetosa)
1.00% DEVILSBIT SCABIOUS (Succisa pratensis)
4.90% FOXGLOVE (Digitalis purpurea)
2.00% HEATH BEDSTRAW (Galium saxatile)
5.00% HEATHER (Calluna vulgaris)
1.00% PIGNUT (Conopodium majus)
0.10% PRIMROSE (Primula vulgaris)
50.00% SHEEPS FESCUE (Festuca ovina)
15.00% SLENDER CREEPING RED FESCUE (Festuca rubra litoralis)
5.00% SWEET VERNAL GRASS (Anthoxanthum odoratum)
5.00% TALL OAT-GRASS (Arrhenatherum elatius)
0.10% TORMENTIL (Potentilla erecta)
2.50% TUFTED HAIR GRASS (Deschampsia caespitosa)
2.50% WAVY HAIR GRASS (Deschampsia flexuosa)

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Usage Guide

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Sowing Rate 5g/m2
Sowing Time March - October
Sowing Depth 10mm
Sowing Instructions Create a fine friable seedbed down to 150mm in depth. Carry out two equal sowings at right angles to each other and diagonally to main axis. Broadcast manually or use seed drill, rake level and roll. Ensure good seed to soil contact.
Maintenance
Autumn Sown (First year)
March/April Cut to 70mm if there is sufficient material (sward above 100mm) no later than mid April.
August/September Cut to 40mm after flowering. In all cases remove clippings.
Maintenance thereafter
March - Mid April Cut to 70mm no later than mid April
August/September Cut to 40mm after flowering. in all cases remove clippings.
Spring sown (First year)
August/September Cut to 40mm after flowering. in all cases remove clippings (Note: a late Spring sowing will result in late flowering.
Maintenance thereafter
March/April Cut to 70mm no later than mid April.
August/September Cut to 40mm after flowering. in all cases remove clippings.
For greater detail on all aspects of Wildflower meadow management please refer to our guide to wildflower meadow management.

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