WFG4 Neutral Soils

A mixture of perennial wildflowers and grasses that tolerates a range of soil types.

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Description

Combines all wild flora species found in WF3 with 80% ornamental 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 & native wildflowers including Small Scabious, Ribwort Plantain and Black Medick.

Specification

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Product Name WFG4 (Neutral Soils)
Mixture Breakdown 1.0% BLACK MEDICK (Medicago lupulina)
1.0% COMMON KNAPWEED (Centaurea nigra)
0.2% COMMON VETCH (Vicia sativa)
20.0% CRESTED DOGSTAIL (Cynosurus Cristatus)
0.3% DOVES FOOT CRANESBILL (Geranium molle)
1.4% FLAX (Linum usitatissimum)
1.2% LADY'S BEDSTRAW (Galium verum)
0.5% LEO LOTUS CORNICULATUS (BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL) (Lotus corniculatus)
1.5% OXEYE DAISY (Leucanthemum vulgare)
0.1% RAGGED ROBIN (Lychnis flos cuculi)
2.4% RIBWORT PLANTAIN (Plantago lanceolata)
5.0% SAINFOIN (Onobrychis vicifolia)
1.8% SALAD BURNET (Sanguisorba minor)
1.0% SELF HEAL (Prunella vulgaris)
25.0% SLENDER CREEPING RED FESCUE (Festuca rubra litoralis)
0.3% SMALL SCABIOUS (Scabiosa columbaria)
20.0% STRONG CREEPING RED FESCUE (Festuca rubra rubra)
10.0% TALL FESCUE (Festuca arundinacea)
5.0% TENO (Phleum bertolonii)
0.5% WHITE CAMPION (Silene latifolia)
1.0% YARROW (Achillea millefolium)
0.8% 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
Year One

First cut early June, then monthly during July, 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 early August, then monthly during 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.

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

Supplier: Germinal Amenity
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Tel: 01522 868714
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