Tussock Seed Mix
This tussock seed mix will produce a habitat for beneficial insects and spiders which control crop pests. The wildflowers support hoverflies and other pollinating insects as well, and the grasses are a perfect habitat for voles - the barn owl's staple - and nesting and sunning sites for ground nesting birds. This grassland type is not as diverse as meadowland, but once established requires minimal maintenance. Cut every two to three years, ideally in rotated sections to mitigate the impact on wildlife.
It's very tolerant of most soils and sites. This wildflower seed has guaranteed UK origin and provenance.
10% wildflowers, 90% tussock forming grasses.
10% Wildflowers (by weight)
1.0 Yarrow Achillea millefolium
1.0 Daucus Carota Wild carrot
1.0 Hedge Bedstraw Galium mollugo
1.0 Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare
1.0 Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus (pictured)
3.0 Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata
2.0 Red Campion Silene dioica
10.0 Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata
10.0 Tufted Hairgrass Deschampsia cespitosa
30.0 Sheep's Fescue Festuca ovina
30.0 Red Fescue Festuca rubra juncea
10.0 Reed Canary-grass Phalaris arundinacea
Sowing Rate: 4g per square metre, or 16kg per acre.
Seed mixtures may be ordered in 1 kg increments from 1 kg upwards. Quantities from 2 kg to 10 kg at the 2 kg rate and over 10 kg at the 10 kg rate.
Supplier : All Things Rural
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We strongly recommend reading up on wildflower meadows before buying seed - see our resources section and brief guide to preparation and aftercare, which includes links to our "how to" blogs and video.
Although we test our seed and it has high germination rates, you need to be careful about initial care and establishing an annual regime. Don't be put off though - once you get the hang of it it's pretty straightforward.