WFG18 Butterfly & Honeybee

A mixture especially designed to maximise benefit for bees and pollinators both as a food source and an egg laying habitat.

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Description

The flora in this mixture is specially selected for its attraction and benefit to both bees and butterflies. This is a visually stunning mixture of both perennial and annual wildflowers along with the appropriate grass species. This mixtures provides some flowers from April - September with the main flowering period being May - July. The high percentage of annual species ensures a display in the first year if the mixture is sown in March or April. 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.

An 80:20 mix of grasses & native wildflowers including Yarrow, Musk Mallow and Field Teasel.

Specification

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Product Name WFG18 (Butterfly & Honeybee)
Mixture Breakdown 5.0% BROWNTOP BENT (Agrostis capillaris)
24.0% CHEWINGS FESCUE (Festuca rubra commutata)
1.0% COMMON KNAPWEED (Centaurea nigra)
0.6% COMMON VETCH (Vicia sativa)
1.9% CORN MARIGOLD (Chrysanthemum segetum)
1.5% CORN POPPY (Papaver rhoeas)
1.4% CORNFLOWER (Centaurea cyanus)
0.2% COW PARSLEY (Anthriscus sylvestris)
0.1% COWSLIP (Primula veris)
0.5% DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale)
0.5% EVENING PRIMROSE (Oenothera biennis)
0.5% F.TEASEL (Dipsacus fullonum)
0.5% FIELD SCABIOUS (Knautia arvensis)
0.1% FOXGLOVE (Digitalis purpurea)
0.4% GARLIC MUSTARD (Alliara petiolata)
1.0% GOLDEN OAT GRASS (Trisetum flavescens)
1.0% GREATER KNAPWEED (Centaurea scabiosa)
0.8% KIDNEY VETCH (Anthyllis vulneraria)
1.0% LEO LOTUS CORNICULATUS (BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL) (Lotus corniculatus)
0.5% MUSK MALLOW (Malva moschata)
1.3% OXEYE DAISY (Leucanthemum vulgare)
1.5% RED CAMPION (Silene dioica)
1.0% RED CLOVER (Trifolium pratense)
30.0% SHEEPS FESCUE (Festuca ovina)
20.0% SLENDER CREEPING RED FESCUE (Festuca rubra litoralis)
0.2% SMALL SCABIOUS (Scabiosa columbaria)
1.5% WHITE CAMPION (Silene alba)
1.0% WHITE CLOVER (Trifolium repens)
1.0% YARROW (Achillea millefolium)

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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 possible 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, then again during 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 possible lightly mow the sward down to 70-100mm as required throughout the winter months until March and collect the clippings. between cuts. Ensure you collect the arisings.

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

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Tel: 01522 868714
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