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CSS1 Flower Rich Margin & Plots AB8

Use this mixture for Flower-rich Margins and Plots (AB8) to provide:

  • Abundant supply of pollen and nectar-rich flowers through summer
  • Pollinating and beneficial insects including bumblebees, solitary bees, butterflies and hoverflies using these flowers
  • Farmland birds such as yellowhammer foraging within or on the edges of the margins and plots 
  • Annual production of flowers for the length of the agreement.
  • 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, 5% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass, 20% Chewings Fescue, 2.5% Red Clover, 0.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 0.25% Selfheal, 0.25% Oxeye Daisy, 0.25% Yarrow, 0.5% Ribwort Plantain, 0.5% Crimson Clover, 0.25% Wild Carrot, 5% Sainfoin, 5% Vetch
  • Sowing rate: 15-20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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CSS2 Legume & Herb Rich Mixture GS4

Use this mixture for Legume and Herb-Rich Swards (GS4):

  • Suitable to establish a mixed sward of grasses, legumes and herbs and wildflowers in the first 12 months of the agreement
  • A vigorous sward with abundant legumes and herbs, suitable for productive cattle and sheep 
  • Provides habitat and food for invertebrates and crop pollinators
  • Improves soil structure and water infiltration.
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): GS1 GS4 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2  
  • Contains:  15% Perennial ryegrass (late), 13% Meadow fescue, 20% Timothy, 5% Smooth-stalked meadow grass, 27% Strong Creeping red fescue, 10% Red clover, 2% Alsike , 0.5% Sheep's parsley, 1.5% Bird's foot trefoil, 5% Sainfoin,  0.5% Sheep's burnet, 0.25% Ribwort plantain, 0.25% Yarrow 
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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CSS3 Wildflower Meadow, also suitable for AB8

Use this mixture for Wildflower Meadows, also suitable for AB8 :

  • Provides rich habitat for butterflies, insects, birds & small mammals
  • An extended number of species of grass, legumes and wildflowers
  • Can be sown on its own or with other wildflower mixtures
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship AB8 GS4 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2
    Contains: 10% Hard fescue, 10% Slender Creeping red fescue, 15% Timothy, 10% Chewing's fescue, 20% Strong Creeping red fescue, 6% Smooth-stalked meadow grass, 4% Sheeps fescue, 1% Tall oatgrass, 1% Meadow foxtail, 10% Red clover, 2% Alsike clover, 1% Ribwort plantain, 2% Bird's foot trefoil, 2% Sainfoin, 1% Yarrow, 1% Self Heal, 1% Ox-eye daisy, 1% Lady's bedstraw, 1% Common Knapweed, 1% Wild carrot
  • Used to be called BSWF10
  • Sowing rate: 15-20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg 
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CSS4 Nectar Flower Mixture AB1 - Standard

Use this mixture for Nectar Flower Mix (AB1):

  • Food source and habitat for pollinating insects such as bumblebees, solitary bees, butterflies and hoverflies using the flowers
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB1
  • Contains: 50% Common Vetch, 30% Sainfoin, 8% Red Clover, 5% Alsike Clover, 5% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 1% Oxeye Daisy, 1% Yarrow
  • Sowing rate: 20-40kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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CSS5 Nectar Flower Mixture AB1 - Enhanced

Use this mixture for Nectar Flower Mix (AB1):

  • Food source and habitat for pollinating insects such as bumblebees, solitary bees,  butterflies and hoverflies using the flowers
  • Premium mix, exactly as prescribed by Natural England
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB1
  • Contains: 10% Alsike Clover, 10% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 5% Black Medick, 40% Common Vetch, 10% Early Flowering Red Clover, 10% Late Flowering Red Clover, 5% Lucerne, 5% Sweet Clover, 1.5% Common Knapweed, 1% Musk Mallow, 1% Oxeye Daisy, 1% Wild Carrot, 0.5% Yarrow 
  • Sowing rate: 15kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg 
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CSS6/21 Two Year Sown Legume Fallow Mixture AB15

Use this mixture for Two Year Sown Legume Fallow Mixture AB15 (2021 onwards):

  • Recommended for schemes that begin in 2021 and onwards. For schemes that began in or before 2020, see our CSS6/20 Two Year Sown Legume Fallow Mix
  • Reduces flowering blackgrass and provides an abundant supply of sown pollen and nectar-rich flowers between early and late summer in year 3 and year 5 of the agreement.
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB15 GS8 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2
  • Contains: 10% Alsike Clover, 5% Crimson Clover, 5% Birds Foot Trefoil, 50% Common Vetch, 15% Lucerne, 15% Red Clover 
  • Sowing rate: 15-20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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CSS6/21R Two Year Sown Legume Fallow Mixture (with ryegrass) AB15

Use this mixture for Two Year Sown Legume Fallow Mixture AB15 (2021 onwards):

  • Recommended for schemes that begin in 2021 and onwards. For schemes that began in or before 2020, see our CSS6/20 Two Year Sown Legume Fallow Mix
  • Includes 30% ryegrass
  • Reduces flowering blackgrass and provides an abundant supply of sown pollen and nectar-rich flowers between early and late summer in year 3 and year 5 of the agreement.
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB15 GS8 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2
  • Contains: 35% Vetch, 30% Perennial Ryegrass, 10% Lucerne, 10% Red Clover, 5% Alsike Clover, 5% Crimson Clover, 5% Birds Foot Trefoil
  • Sowing rate: 15-20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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CSS6/20 Two Year Sown Legume Fallow Mixture AB15

Use this mixture for Two Year Sown Legume Fallow Mixture AB15 (2020 or before):

  • Recommended for schemes that began in or before 2020. For schemes in 2021 and onwards, see our CSS6/21 Two Year Sown Legume Fallow Mix 
  • Reduces flowering blackgrass and provides an abundant supply of sown pollen and nectar-rich flowers between early and late summer in year 3 and year 5 of the agreement.
  • 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
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CSS7 Autumn Sown Bumble Bird Mixture AB16

Use this mixture for Autumn Sown Bumblebird Mix AB16:

  • Abundant supply of small seeds during the winter months for farmland birds such as tree sparrow and corn bunting
  • Provides pollen and nectar-rich flowers for pollinating and beneficial insects including bees, butterflies and hoverflies
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): GS8, GS14, AB16
  • Contains: 34% Triticale, 34% Wheat, 2% Fodder Radish, 3% Gold of Pleasure, 2% Kale, 8% Linseed, 1% Alsike Clover, 1% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 7% Common Vetch, 5% Crimson Clover, 1% Lucerne, 1% Phacelia, 1% Red Clover 
  • Sowing rate: 50kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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CSS8 Buffer Strip and Beetle Bank AB3 with cocksfoot

Use this option for Beetle Banks AB3:

  • Provides nesting and foraging habitats for insects, bumblebees, small mammals and some farmland birds
  • Dense, tussocky cover provides warm, dry areas for invertebrates and pollinators
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2
  • Contains: 25% Timothy, 5% Hard fescue, 10% Cocksfoot, 20% Tall fescue, 40% Strong Creeping red fescue
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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CSS9 Beetle Bank AB3 without cocksfoot

Use this option for Beetle Banks AB3:

  • Provides nesting and foraging habitats for, insects, bumblebees, small mammals and farmland birds.
  • Dense cover providing warm and dry areas for invertebrates and pollinators
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8
  • Contains: 30% Timothy, 5% Hard fescue, 20% Tall fescue, 35% Strong Creeping red fescue, 10% Chewing's fescue
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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CSS10/TS Wild Bird Mixture - Tree Sparrow (1 year) AB9

Use this mixture for Winter Bird Food AB9:

  • Provides important food resources for farmland birds, especially Tree Sparrows, during autumn and winter
  • Farmland birds eat the seeds from October and beneficial insects including bees and butterflies use the flowers during the summer
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB9
  • Spring sown - one year mixture
  • Contains: 50% Spring Triticale, 30% Spring Barley, 5% Quinoa, 5% Linseed, 5% White Millet, 5% Fodder Radish.
  •  Sow minimum 50kg per hectare. Pack size: 20kg

 

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

Use this mixture for Winter Bird Food AB9:

  • Provides important food resources for farmland birds, especially Finches and Corn Buntings, during autumn and winter
  • Farmland birds eat the seeds from October and beneficial insects including bees and butterflies use the flowers during the summer
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB9
  • Spring sown - one year mixture
  • Contains: 50% Spring Triticale, 30% Spring Barley, 5% Red Millet, 5% White Millet, 5% Quinoa, 5% Sunflower
  • Sow minimum 50kg per hectare. Pack size: 20kg
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CSS10/GP Wild Bird Mixture - Grey Partridge (1 or 2 year) AB9

Use this mixture for Winter Bird Food AB9:

  • Provides important food resources for farmland birds, especially Grey Partridges, during autumn and winter
  • Farmland birds eat the seeds from October and beneficial insects including bees and butterflies use the flowers during the summer
  • 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
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CSS11 Species Rich Wild Grassland Mix AB3

Use CSS11 Species Rich Grassland Mix for habitat creation:

  • Introduce an abundance of high value plant species, with a range of plant heights suitable for invertebrates, birds and small mammals.
  • Low maintenance and suitable for light grazing
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB3 
  • Contains: 25% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 15% Meadow Fescue, 8% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass, 10% Hard Fescue, 2% Yellow Oatgrass, 15% Chewing's Fescue, 6% Sheeps Fescue, 10% Tall Fescue, 5% Highland Bent, 4% Smaller Cats-Tail
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha  Pack size: 20kg
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