WFG4 Neutral Soils

Creates a vibrant displays of perennial flowers that returns year after year.

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Description

Combines WF3 with 80% grasses. This mixture is suitable for creating a grassland on a wide range of soil types.

The absence of annuals lends this mixture to being mown more regularly than those containing annuals. If mown regularly the perennial species will persist as vegetative plants and some will spread laterally but of course they won't flower until left for a period of up to 10-12 weeks during the growing season. A great habitat for invertebrates which in turn provide food for 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.

An 80:20 mix of grasses & perennial flowers including Salad Burnet, Ribwort Plantain and Flax

Specification

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Product Name WFG4 (Neutral Soils)
Mixture Breakdown 1.0% Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor)
0.2% Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum)
3.0% Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum)
1.4% Flax (Linum usitatissimum)
0.4% Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)
1.0% Rudbeckia (Rudbeckia Hirta)
1.0% Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)
0.1% Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos cuculi)
1.5% Sainfoin (Onobrychis vicifolia)
0.1% Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria)
1.0% Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
2.5% Oxeye Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)
2.6% Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)
1.0% Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
0.6% Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
0.2% Doves Foot Cranesbill (Geranium molle)
1.0% Dotted Gayfeather (Liatris punctata)
0.6% Smooth Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)
0.3% Narrow-Leaved Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus Sylvestris)
0.1% F. Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)
0.4% Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
25.0% Slender Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra litoralis)
20.0% Strong Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra rubra)
20.0% Crested Dogstail (Cynosurus cristatus)
10.0% Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea)
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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