Road Verge Wildflower and Grass Seed Mix
Road Verge Wildflower And Grass Seed Mix
Local councils - and their rate payers! - have recently started to understand the potential that road verges have for wildflowers. Charity Plantlife has recognised that they can be really important sanctuaries for wildflowers. In the past verges have been cut aggressively - at vast expense - in order to keep them tidy. Managed differently, however, they can be lower cost, attractive, and havens for wildlife. What's not to like!
This wildflower and grass mix will provide beautiful and biodiverse road verges at relatively low cost - it doesn't need reseeding annually as the species in it are largely perennials. They have been selected to deal with the tough and varied conditions found on road verges, as well as being relatively low growing and easy to manage. We've also added a sprinkling of cornflowers and poppies to flower in the first year of establishment.
Like all wildflower seed mixes, it is best sown on bare earth. Annual management is similar to a traditional hay meadow, largely comprising cutting in late summer and keeping tidy over the winter. As with meadows, always remove cuttings.
All of the species in this 80:20 grasses:wildflowers mix are native, so it is appropriate for rural as well as urban locations. We've selected relatively short sized species which tolerate a range of conditions and also give a long and attractive flowering window.20% native British wildflowers and 80% mixed slow-growing grasses
% Wildflowers (by weight)
1.0 Cornflower Centaurea cyanus
0.5 Field Poppy Papaver rhoeas
1.0 Agrimony Agrimonia eupatoria
2.0 Yarrow Achillea millefolium
3.0 Ladies Bedstraw Galium verum
1.0 Meadow Cranesbill Geranium pratense
2.0 Cats-ear Hypochaeris radicata
1.0 Smooth Hawkbit Leontodon autumnale
1.0 Rough Hawkbit Leontodon hispidus
2.0 Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus
2.0 Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata
0.5 Cowslip Primula veris
3.0 Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
1.0 Red Campion Silene dioica
10.0 Common Bent Agrostis capillaris
10.0 Highland Bent Agrostis castellana
40.0 Chewings Fescue Festuca rubra commutata
20.0 Crested Dogstail Cynosurus cristatus
Sowing rate: 4g per square metre, 16kg per acre, 40kg per hectare.
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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