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Environmental Schemes

Grass seeds mixtures for Entry Level Stewardship and Countryside Stewardship. Buy professional grass seed mixtures for field margins and buffer strips, pollen and nectar and wild bird seed mixtures. Buy online or call 01205 280069 for expert advice on compliance to schemes. Boston Seeds are wholesale online grass seed suppliers ensuring you get great value products and professional advice. Call for quotes on large quantities and bespoke mixtures. All available with Next Day Delivery.

CSS1 Flower Rich Margin & Plots AB8

Managed as low intensity grasslandincludes a selection of wild flowers as advised by Natural England. Cut August/Sept and March/April.

 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB8 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2 
  • Contains: 40% Strong creeping red fescue, 20% Hard fescue, 10% Smooth stalked meadow grass, 25% Chewing's fescue, 1% Birdsfoot trefoil, 0.25% Selfheal, 0.5% Ox-Eye daisy, 2% Yarrow, 0.5% Common knapweed, 0.25% Wild carrot, 0.5% Wild red clover
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg

CSS2 Legume & Herb Rich Mixture GS4

Provides food and habitat for invertebrates including crop pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Improves soil structure and provides high-quality forage for livestock.

 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): GS1 GS4 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2  
  • Contains:  20% Late Perennial Ryegrass, 18% Meadow Fescue, 15% Timothy, 5% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass, 15% Creeping Red Fescue, 10% Red Clover, 5% Alsike Clover, 3% Sheep's Parsley, 5% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 2% Sheeps Burnet, 1% Ribwort Plantain, 1% Yarrow 
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg

CSS3 Wildflower Meadow & Field Margin AB8, GS4

Long term, lower priced mixture designed for introducing wildflowers, legumes and grasses into larger areas to enhance the environment. (Formerly BSWF10)

 

  • Provides a rich habitat for invertebrates, birds and small mammals
  • Can be sown on its own or in conjunction with our other wildflower mixtures
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship AB8 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2
  • Contains: 90% grass (8 species), 5% wildflowers, 5% legumes: Common Knapweed, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Self Heal, Ladys Bedstraw, Alsike Clover, Red Clover, Ox-eye Daisy, Wild Carrot
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg 

CSS4 Nectar Flower Mixture AB1 Enhanced

Boosts the availability of essential food sources for a range of nectar-feeding insects, butterflies and bumblebees. Enhanced mixture includes musk mallow and knapweed, essential to provide long term food source.

 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB1
  • Contains: 50% Sainfoin, 15% Red Clover, 20% Vetch, 7% Alsike, 6% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 1% Musk Mallow, 1% Common Knapweed
  • Sowing rate: 20-40kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg 

CSS5 Nectar Flower Mixture AB1 Standard

Boosts the availability of essential food sources for a range of nectar-feeding insects, including butterflies and bumblebees.

  

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB1
  • Contains: 20% Vetch, 50% Sainfoin, 15% Red Clover, 10% Alsike, 5% Birdsfoot Trefoil
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg

CSS6 Two Year Sown Legume Fallow Mixture AB15

This mixture will provide essential food sources for a range of nectar-feeding insects including butterflies and bumblebees. Farmland birds will benefit from the high levels of long term cover provided.  

  

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB15 GS8 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2 
  • Contains: 66% Perennial Ryegrass, 15% Red Clover, 10% Common Vetch, 7% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 2% Common Knapweed
  • Sowing rate: 30kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg 
 

CSS7 Autumn Sown Bumble Bird Mixture AB16

BumbleBird contains species that will provide food for many species of farmland birds. Also provides sources of pollen for insects such a butterflies.

 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): GS8, GS14, AB16
  • Contains25% Winter triticale, 22% Winter barley, 15Fodder radish,  15% Crimson clover, 5Birds foot trefoil, 3Kale, 3% Gold of pleasure, 5Phacelia,  0.5Common knapweed,  0.5% Wild carrot, 1% Ox-eye daisy 
  • Sowing rate: 30kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg

CSS8 Beetle Bank AB3 with cocksfoot

Managed as low intensity grassland and can be used to create new habitats. Cocksfoot is a clump forming grass creating areas for birds and mammals to nest.

 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2
  • Contains: 25% Timothy, 10% Hard fescue, 5% Cocksfoot, 20% Tall fescue, 40% Creeping red fescue
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg

CSS9 Beetle Bank AB3 without cocksfoot

Managed as low intensity grassland. Contains fine-leaved grasses allowing wild flowers to establish creating a habitat for insects and other small mammals.

 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8
  • Contains: 30% Timothy, 5% Hard fescue, 20% Tall fescue, 35% Creeping red fescue, 10% Chewing's fescue
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg/ha 

CSS10/TS Wild Bird Mixture - Tree Sparrow (1 year) AB9

Provides important food resources for farmland birds such as Tree Sparrows through the winter and early spring. The aim is to maximise the production of small seeds suitable as bird food in either annual or annual/biennial mixtures. This option is a rotational option and can be moved around the farm.

 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB9
  • Spring sown - one year mixture
  • Contains: 50% Triticale, 30% Spring Barley, 5% Quinoa, 5% Linseed, 5% White Millet, 5% Fodder Radish.
  •  Sow minimum 50kg per hectare. Pack size: 20kg
 

CSS10/FCB Wild Bird Mixture - Finch & Corn Bunting (1 year) AB9

Provides important food resources for farmland birds, especially in winter and early spring. The aim is to maximise the production of small seeds suitable as bird food in either annual or annual/biennial mixtures. This option is a rotational option and can be moved around the farm

 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB9
  • Spring sown - one year mixture
  • Contains: 50% Spring Triticale, 25% Spring Barley, 5% Red Millet, 5% White Millet, 5% White Mustard, 5% Quinoa, 10% Sunflower
  •  Sow minimum 50kg per hectare. Pack size: 20kg
 

CSS10/GP Wild Bird Mixture - Grey Partridge (1 or 2 year) AB9

Provides important food resources for farmland birds, especially in winter and early spring. The aim is to maximise the production of small seeds suitable as bird food in either annual or annual/biennial mixtures. This option is a rotational option and can be moved around the farm.

 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CCS): AB9  
  • Spring sown - one or two year mixture
  • Contains: 50% Spring Triticale, 30% Spring Barley, 5% White Millet, 5% Kale, 5% Linseed, 5% Fodder Radish
  • Pack size: 20kg. Sow minimum 50kg per hectare
 

CSS10/AS Wild Bird Mixture - Autumn Sown

Suitable for sowing in areas where spring planting has been unsuccessful. Provides a vital food source for farmland birds.

 

  • This option will provide important food resources for farmland birds, it is 
  • Autumn sown - one year mixture
  • Suitable for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS): EF2, EJ13
  • Contains: 40% Winter Triticale, 20% Winter Barley, 20% Common Vetch, 10% Forage Rape, 10% White Mustard
  •  Sow minimum 50kg/ha. Pack size: 20 kg

CSS11 Species Rich Wild Grass Mixture AB3

Suitable for field margins and buffer strips. Suitable for most soil types. Good companion for wildflower seeds and provides food source for insect and butterflies.

 

  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2 
  • Contains: 10% Hard Fescue, 10% Sheeps Fescue, 20% Meadow Fescue, 20% Smooth-Stalked Meadow Grass, 20% Creeping Red Fescue, 20% Highland Bent
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg 

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