RE4 Lowland Limestone (CG2 Grassland)

A mixture containing species that thrive on free draining calcerous soils and replicate a CG2 grassland as listed in the National Vegetation Classifications, N.V.C.

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Description

A mixture of wildflower and grass species suited to Calcareous soils and designed as a standard mixture to create a habitat on these specialist sites where colonisation can be difficult. Suitable for being managed by grazing by Sheep 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:

  • Free draining soils
  • Limestone areas
  • Earthwork areas
  • Road verges
  • To encourage insects and birds

Specification

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Product Name RE4 (Lowland Limestone - CG2 Grassland)
Mixture Breakdown 1.00% BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL (Lotus corniculatus)
2.00% COMMON KNAPWEED (Centaurea nigra)
2.50% CREEPING BENT (Agrostis stolonifera)
8.00% CRESTED DOGSTAIL (Cynosurus Cristatus)
0.50% CRESTED HAIR GRASS (Koeleria macrantha)
0.30% DEVILSBIT SCABIOUS (Succisa pratensis)
3.00% GOLDEN OAT GRASS (Trisetum flavescens)
0.50% GORSE (Ulex europaeus)
1.00% KIDNEY VETCH (Anthyllis vulneraria)
1.00% LADY'S BEDSTRAW (Galium verum)
1.00% OXEYE DAISY (Leucanthemum vulgare)
1.00% QUAKING GRASS (Briza media)
1.00% RED CLOVER (Trifolium pratense)
3.50% RIBWORT PLANTAIN (Plantago lanceolata)
0.20% ROUGH HAWKSBIT (Leontodon hispidus)
3.00% SAINFOIN (Onobrychis vicifolia)
3.00% SALAD BURNET  (Sanguisorba minor)
30.0% SHEEPS FESCUE (Festuca ovina)
20.0% SLENDER CREEPING RED FESCUE (Festuca rubra litoralis)
0.50% SMALL SCABIOUS  (Scabiosa columbaria)
1.00% SWEET VERNAL GRASS (Anthoxanthum odoratum)
10.0% TALL FESCUE (Festuca arundinacea)
3.00% TALL OAT-GRASS (Arrhenatherum elatius)
1.00% TUFTED HAIR GRASS (Deschampsia caespitosa)
0.50% WILD CARROT (Daucus carota)
1.00% YARROW (Achillea millefolium)
0.50% YELLOW RATTLE (Rhinanthus minor)

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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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