WFG15 Countrylife, Schools & Colleges

A meadow mix that offers a diverse range of flowers and colour from April - September. 

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Description

This mixture provides a wide selection of species designed for educational use, on a selection of soil types and sites. It can be studied for identification purposes, progression and balance of species through time. The broad  range of UK Native and selected non-native species ensures a long flowering period and abundance of flowers for the benefit of all fauna especially bees and pollinators.

An 80:20 mix of grasses and annual & perennial flowers including Small Scabious, Yellow Rattle, Calendula, Aster and Corn Poppy.

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Product Name WFG15 (Countrylife, Schools & Colleges)
Mixture Breakdown 2.0% Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
3.0% Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum)
2.0% Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
2.0% Corncockle (Agrostemma githago)
1.0% Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor)
0.2% Shepherds Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
0.1% Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria)
2.0% Sainfoin (Onobrychis vicifolia)
1.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus cornculatus)
0.5% Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
1.0% Lance-Leaved Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
1.0% Cosmos "Sensation Mix" (Cosmos "sensation mix")
1.0% Calendula Art Shades (Calendula art shades)
1.0% Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)
1.0% Oxeye Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)
0.7% Smooth Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)
40.0% Sheeps Fescue (Fescue ovina)
20.0% Strong Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra rubra)
5.0% Crested Dogstail (Cynosurus cristatus)
5.0% Meadow Foxtail (Alopecurus pratensis)
5.0% Tall Oat-grass (Arrhenatherum elatius)
5.0% Chewings Fescue (Festuca rubra commutata)

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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

First cut mid-September - 1st October and collect the arisings. 

Cutting height 70-100mm

Cut from mid-August to early October. This can be done as one cut but preferable, 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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