AB8 - Flower Rich Margins & Plots

Wildflower, herb and grass mixes to comply with Countryside Stewardship AB8 - Flower Rich Margins and Plots, updated to the latest 2021 guidance. Our cost-effective mixes offer an abundance of pollen and nectar for beneficial insects. Buy online, apply for a trade account (we review all applications within one working day) or get in touch to place an order through your buying group. You can also request a catalogue to view our full range. 

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IPM2 / AB8 Flower Rich Margin & Plots (CSS1)

Use this mixture for IPM2 Sustainable Farming Incentive (Flower-Rich Margins) and AB8 Countryside Stewardship (Flower-Rich Margins and Plots), to provide an abundant supply of pollen and nectar-rich flowers for pollinators and beneficial insects and encourage natural crop pest predators.

  • Also attractive to farmland birds
  • Annual production of flowers for the length of the agreement.
  • Suitable for Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI): IPM2
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB8 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2 
  • Contains: 40% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 25% Chewings Fescue, 15% Hard Fescue, 5% Smooth Stalk Meadow Grass, 3.75% Sainfoin, 3.75% Common Vetch, 3% Crimson Clover, 2.5% Red Clover, 0.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 0.5% Ribwort Plantain, 0.25% Lucerne, 0.25% Alsike Clover, 0.25% Yarrow, 0.25% White Clover
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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IPM2 / AB8 Wildflower Meadow Seed (CSS3)

Use this premium mixture for wildflower meadows, to provide rich habitat for butterflies, insects, birds & small mammals. Enhanced mixture to comply with IPM2 Sustainable Farming Incentive (Flower-Rich Margins) and AB8 Countryside Stewardship (Flower-Rich Margins and Plots).

  • An extended number of species of grass, legumes and wildflowers
  • Can be sown on its own or with other wildflower mixtures
  • Suitable for Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI): IPM2
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship AB8 GS4 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2
    Contains: 30% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 10.75% Chewing's Fescue, 10% Hard Fescue, 10% Timothy, 10% Slender Creeping Red Fescue, 6% Smooth Stalk Meadow Grass, 5% Red Clover, 5% Sainfoin, 4% Sheep's Fescue, 2.5% Alsike Clover, 1.5% Ribwort Plantain, 1.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 0.75% Yarrow, 0.5% Meadow Foxtail, 0.5% Selfheal, 0.5% Oxeye Daisy, 0.5% Sheep's Sorrel, 0.5% Common Knapweed, 0.5% Wild Carrot
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha.
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Countryside Delight Flower Mixture AB8, GS4, GS8

A combination of native wildflower species, farmland crops and 'super' pollinators to create a colourful habitat for birds, pollinators and small mammals. Also suitable for enriching existing grassland to comply with AB8 and GS8.

  • Long-lasting, full summer colour
  • Bountiful source of pollen and nectar for bees and butterflies and other pollinators          
  • Provides winter food and shelter for birds and small mammals
  • Contains: Gold of Pleasure 5%, Ox Eye Daisy 6%, White Campion 3%, Common Agrimony 5%, Corn Chamomile 5%, Corn Cockle 12%, Cornflower 7%, Corn Marigold 3%, Borage 3%, Buckwheat 10%, 7% Vetch, Dwarf Sunflower 10%, Yellow Blossom Clover 4%, Red Clover 5%, Crimson Clover 5%, Birds Foot Trefoil 5%, Yarrow 5%
  • Sow at 3 grams per sq/m – 1kg covers 330 sq/m
  • Overseed grassland at 2-3kg per ha for AB8, GS4, GS8
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