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 & UK native wildflowers including Purple Loosestrife, Marsh Marigold and Pendulous Sedge.

Specification

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Product Name WFG9 (Wetland and Pond Areas)
Mixture Breakdown 0.1% Water Plantain (Alisma plantago aquatica)
6.0% Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor)
0.5% Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica)
0.1% Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustrus)
0.5% Meadow Sweet (Filipendula ulmaria)
1.5% Loosetrife (Lythrum salicaria)
0.2% Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos cuculi)
0.5% Devilsbit Scabious (Succisa pratensis)
0.3% Yellow Flag (Iris Pseudacorus)
0.2% Autumn Hawkbit (Leontodon autumnalis)
0.1% Greater Birdsfoot (Lotus uliginosus)
0.5% Greater Burnet (Sanguisorba officinalis)
0.3% Water Avens (Geum rivale)
3.0% Soft-Rush (Juncus effusus)
3.0% Pendulous Sedge (Carex pendula)
0.1% Common Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
2.0% Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
1.1% Borage (Borago officinalis)
25.0% Slender Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra litoralis)
22.5% Crested Dogstail (Cynosurus cristatus)
10.0% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass (Poa pratensis)
10.0% Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea)
7.5% Chewings Fescue (Festuca rubra commutata)
5.0% Tufted Hair Grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)

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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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