RE3 River Floodplain / Water Meadow (MG8 Grassland)

A classic water meadow habitat mixture that replicates an MG8 National Vegetation Classification N.V.C.

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Description

A mixture to replicate valuable water meadow which provide great habit for inverterbrates, mammals and good hunting grounds for birds of prey. Suitable for being managed by grazing in the long term however for the first few seasons managing by cutting might be required in order to develop the depth of sward to avoid excessive poaching. A great habitat for invertebrates, birds and mammals. If possible when cutting in late summer an area of up to one third should be left uncut until the following spring for overwintering invertebrates. This area should be alternated each year.

Where to use this mixture:

  • Water meadows
  • River and lake banks
  • Seasonally flooded lowlands
  • To encourage insects and birds

Specification

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Product Name RE3 (River Floodplain / Water Meadow  - MG8 Grassland) 
Mixture Breakdown 0.30% AUTUM HAWKBIT (Leontodon Autumnalis)
2.00% COMMON KNAPWEED (Centaurea nigra)
0.10% COMMON MOUSE-EAR (Cerastium fontanum)
1.00% COMMON SORREL (Rumex acetosa)
2.50% CREEPING BENT (Agrostis stolonifera)
2.00% CREEPNG BUTTERCUP (Ranunculus repens)
20.0% CRESTED DOGSTAIL (Cynosurus Cristatus)
0.10% GREATER BURNET (Sanguisorba officinalis)
0.20% MARSH MARIGOLD (Caltha palustrus)
3.00% MEADOW BUTTERCUP (Ranunculus acris)
10.0% MEADOW FESCUE (Festuca pratensis)
2.50% MEADOW SWEET (Filipendula ulmaria)
0.50% OXEYE DAISY (Leucanthemum vulgare)
0.30% RAGGED ROBIN (Lychnis flos cuculi)
1.00% RED CLOVER  (Trifolium pratense)
3.00% RIBWORT PLANTAIN (Plantago lanceolata)
0.20% ROUGH HAWKSBIT (Leontodon hispidus)
10.0% ROUGH STALKED MEADOW GRASS (Poa trivialis)
1.00% SELF HEAL (Prunella vulgaris)
25.0% SLENDER CREEPING RED FESCUE (Festuca rubra litoralis)
2.5% SWEET VERNAL GRASS (Anthoxanthum odoratum)
5.00% TENO (Phleum bertolonii)
2.00% WHITE CLOVER (Trifolium repens)
0.80% YELLOW RATTLE (Rhinanthus minor)
5.00% YORKSHIRE FOG (Holcus lanatus)

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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 Cut to 40-70mm if there is sufficient material (sward above 100mm)
May Cut to 40-70mm
August/September Cut to 40mm after flowering. in all cases remove clippings
Maintenance thereafter
April Cut to 40-70mm
August/September Cut to 40mm after flowering. in all cases remove clippings
Spring sown (First year)
6 weeks after sowing Cut to 40-70mm if there is sufficient material (sward above 100mm)
May Cut to 40-70mm if there is sufficient material (sward above 100mm)
August/September Cut to 40mm after flowering. in all cases remove clippings
Maintenance thereafter
April Cut to 40-70mm
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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