WFG5 Calcareous Soils

A mixture containing wildflower and grass species that favour calcareous (lime rich) soils.

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Description

The perfect mixture for creating wildflower habitats on calcareous soils, providing subtle floral interest from April - September. Calcareous soils are free draining and prone to drought conditions for this reason avoid sowing in dry weather. Lime rich soils support a relatively slow growing vegetation making WFG5 easy to maintain once established. 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. 

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Product Name WFG5 (Calcareous Soils)
Mixture Breakdown 0.20% BETONY (Stachys officinalis)
1.00% BLACK MEDICK (Medicago lupulina)
1.00% COMMON KNAPWEED (Centaurea nigra)
2.50% CREEPING BENT (Agrostis stolonifera)
1.50% GORSE (Ulex europaeus)
0.50% GREATER KNAPWEED (Centaurea scabiosa)
0.40% HEDGE BEDSTRAW (Galium mollugo)
0.40% KIDNEY VETCH (Anthyllis vulneraria)
1.50% LADY'S BEDSTRAW (Galium verum)
2.00% RED CAMPION (Silene dioica)
6.00% SAINFOIN ONOBRYCHIS VICIFOLIA (Onobrychis vicifolia)
0.50% SELF HEAL (Prunella vulgaris)
25.0% SLENDER CREEPING RED FESCUE (Festuca rubra litoralis)
0.10% SMALL SCABIOUS (Scabiosa columbaria)
5.00% SMOOTH STALKED MEADOW GRASS (Poa pratensis)
22.5% STRONG CREEPING RED FESCUE (Festuca rubra rubra)
20.0% TALL FESCUE (Festuca arundinacea)
5.00% TENO (Phleum bertolonii)
1.00% WELD (Reseda luteola)
0.20% WILD BASIL (Clinopodium vulgare)
1.00% WILD CARROT (Daucus carota)
1.20% WILD PARSNIP (Pastincaca sativa)
1.50% 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 (First year)
March Cut to 40-70mm if there is sufficient material (sward above 100mm).
May Cut to 40-70mm.
August/September Cut to 40mm after flowering. in all cases remove clippings.
Maintenance thereafter
April Cut to 40-70mm.
August/September Cut to 40mm after flowering. in all cases remove clippings.
Spring sown (First year)
6 weeks after sowing Cut to 40-70mm if there is sufficient material (sward above 100mm).
May Cut to 40-70mm if there is sufficient material (sward above 100mm).
August/September Cut to 40mm after flowering. in all cases remove clippings.
Maintenance thereafter
April Cut to 40-70mm.
August/September Cut to 40mm after flowering. in all cases remove clippings.
For greater detail on all aspects of Wildflower meadow management please refer to our guide to wildflower meadow management.

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