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WFG7 Free Draining Sandy Soils

A flowering meadow mixture which tolerates dry soil conditions.

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Creates a habitat consisting of species that thrive in free draining sandy soils which gives floral interest from late April - September. Sand based soils often create unsuitable or dry site conditions. For this reason grasses contained in this mixture are both drought resistant and provide stabilising ground cover. Suitable for use in road construction and on free draining sites. 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 & annual and perennial flowers including Yellow Rattle, Goats Beard, Phacelia and Dark Mullien.

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Product Name WFG7  (Free Draining Sandy Soils)
Mixture Breakdown 1.0% Marjoram (Origanum vulgare)
2.0% Rudbeckia (Rudbeckia hirta)
2.0% Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)
2.0% Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
1.0% Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor)
1.5% Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
1.6% Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniulatus)
0.3% Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria)
0.5% Vipers Bugloss (Echium vulgare)
1.0% Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
0.5% Dark Mullein (Verbascum nigrum)
1.0% Common Eyebright (Euphrasia nemorosa)
1.0% Sheeps Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
1.0% Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)
0.8% Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)
0.3% Goats Beard (Tragapogon pratensis)
1.0% Calendula Art Shades (Calendula art shades)
1.0% Lance-Leaved Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
0.5% Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)
25.0% Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea)
25.0% Crested Dogstail (Cynosurus cristatus)
25.0% Slender Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra litoralis)
5.0% Chewings Fescue (Festuca rubra commutata)
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Sowing Rate 5 g/m2
Sowing Time March - October
Sowing Depth 10 mm
Sowing Instructions Create a fine friable seedbed down to 150 mm 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.

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

Cutting height 70 -100 mm


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 -100 mm 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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