WFG9 Wetland and Pond Areas

A habitat wildflower mixture for pond and river edges as well as permanently damp low lying areas.

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Description

Suitable for aquatic habitats, damp low lying sites, edge of ponds, rivers and ditches. Provides habitat  for invertebrates, birds and mammals all year round and flowers appear from April - September. Take care to establish in times when there is least risk of flooding.

An 80:20 mix of grasses & native wildfliwers including Yellow Flag Iris, Purple Loosestrife and Hard Rush.

Specification

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Product Name WFG9 (Wetland and Pond Areas)
Mixture Breakdown 0.2% AUTUMN HAWKBIT (Leontodon autumnalis)
0.1% COMMON FLEABANE (Pulicaria dysenterica)
2.5% CREEPING BUTTERCUP (Ranunculus repens)
22.5% CRESTED DOGSTAIL (Cynosurus Cristatus)
0.2% DEVILSBIT SCABIOUS (Succisa pratensis)
0.4% GREATER BIRDSFOOT (Lotus uliginosus)
0.2% GREATER BURNET (Sanguisorba officinalis)
0.2% GYPSY WORT (Lycopsus europaeus)
1.5% HARD RUSH (Juncus inflexus)
0.1% HEMP AGRIMONY (Eupatorium cannabinum)
0.2% LOOSETRIFE (Lythrum salicaria)
0.1% MARSH MARIGOLD (Caltha palustrus)
0.5% MEADOW SWEET (Filipendula ulmaria)
4.0% OXEYE DAISY (Leucanthemum vulgare)
0.1% RAGGED ROBIN (Lychnis flos cuculi)
10.0% ROUGH STALKED MEADOW GRASS (Poa trivialis)
4.3% SALAD BURNET (Sanguisorba minor)
25.0% SLENDER CREEPING RED FESCUE (Festuca rubra litoralis)
10.0% TALL FESCUE (Festuca arundinacea)
7.5% TENO (Phleum bertolonii)
5.0% TUFTED HAIR GRASS (Deschampsia caespitosa)
0.2% WATER PLANTAIN (Alisma plantago aquatica)
2.2% YELLOW FLAG (Iris pseudacorus)
3.0% 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 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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