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 1.0% Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
0.5% Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria)
0.5% Hoary Plantain (Plantago media)
1.0% Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum)
1.0% Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
0.5% Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor)
3.1% Sainfoin (Onobrychis vicifolia)
3.5% Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)
1.0% Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor)
0.5% Small Scabious (Scabiousa columbaria)
2.0% Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
1.0% Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
1.0% Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)
0.1% Betony (Stachys betonica)
3.1% Flax (Linum usitatissimum)
0.2% Goats Beard (Trapapogon pratensis)
30.0% Sheeps Fescue (Festuca ovina)
20.0% Slender Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra litoralis)
8.0% Crested Dogstail (Cynosurus cristatus)
10.0% Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea)
2.5% Creeping Bent (Agrostis stolonifera)
1.0% Browntop Bent (Agrostis Capillaris)
3.0% Tall Oat-grass (Arrhenatherum elatius)
3.0% Golden Oat Grass (Trisetum flavescens)
1.0% Tufted Hair Grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
0.5% Crested Hair Grass (Koeleria macrantha
1.0% Quaking Grass (Briza media)

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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
Year One

First cut early July, then monthly during August, September and October. 

Cutting height 70-100mm

Thereafter

Cut from mid-July to early September. This can be done as one cut but preferably, and if the meadow is big enough, you will cut it in sections leaving a week to a fortnight between cuts. Ensure you collect the arisings. If the meadow is large enough, consider allowing up to a fifth to stand uncut through the winter and cut down and remove the clippings in March the following year, this will provide a habitat for invertebrates and some vertebrates over the winter. Rotate this area so a different section is left uncut each year. This more closely replicates the grazing of animals which would leave some small areas not grazed.

If possible, and with the obvious exception of areas you are leaving uncut, lightly mow the sward down to 70-100mm as required throughout the winter months until March and collect the clippings.

Spring sown
Year One

First cut mid-September - 1st October and collect the arisings, the monthly during August, September and October.

Cutting height 70-100mm.

Thereafter

Cut from mid-July to early September. This can be done as one cut but preferably, and if the meadow is big enough, you will cut it in sections leaving a week to a fortnight between cuts. Ensure you collect the arisings. If the meadow is large enough, consider allowing up to a fifth to stand uncut through the winter and cut down and remove the clippings in March the following year, this will provide a habitat for invertebrates and some vertebrates over the winter. Rotate this area so a different section is left uncut each year. This more closely replicates the grazing of animals which would leave some small areas not grazed.

If possible, and with the obvious exception of areas you are leaving uncut, lightly mow the sward down to 70-100mm as required throughout the winter months until March and collect the clippings.

For greater detail on all aspects of Wildflower meadow management please refer to our guide to wildflower meadow management.

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