GS8 - Species Rich Grassland

Flower-rich grass mixtures to comply with Countryside Stewardship GS8 - Creation of Species Rich Grassland. 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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NUM3 / AB15 2-3 Year Sown Legume Fallow (CSS6)

Use this grass-free, pure legume mixture for Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) NUM3 (static) and Countryside Stewardship AB15 (Two Year Sown Legume Fallow).

  • Mixture also available containing grass - see CSS6/G
  • Reduces flowering blackgrass and provides an abundant supply of sown pollen and nectar-rich flowers between early and late summer for the duration of the agreement.
  • Suitable for Sustainable Farming Incentive: NUM3 (static), NUM2
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB15 GS8 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2
  • Contains: 55% Common Vetch, 15% Red Clover, 10% Crimson Clover, 7.5% Alsike Clover, 5% Sainfoin, 2.5% Lucerne, 2.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 2.5% Black Medick
  • Sowing rate: 15-20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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NUM3 / AB15 2-3 Year Sown Legume Fallow with Ryegrass (CSS6/G)

Use this grass and legume mixture for Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) NUM3 (static) and Countryside Stewardship AB15 (Two Year Sown Legume Fallow).

  • Mixture also available without grass - see CSS6/21 
  • Reduces flowering blackgrass and provides an abundant supply of sown pollen and nectar-rich flowers between early and late summer for the duration of the agreement.
  • Suitable for Sustainable Farming Incentive: NUM3 (static), NUM2
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB15 GS8 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 WT1 WT2
  • Contains: 40% Perennial Ryegrass, 35% Common Vetch, 5% Crimson Clover, 5% Red Clover, 5% Sainfoin, 2.5% Alsike Clover, 2.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 2.5% Lucerne, 2.5% Black Medick
  • Sowing rate: 15-20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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SAM3 / GS4 Herbal Ley (CSS2)

Use this mixture for SAM3 Sustainable Farming Incentive (Herbal Leys) and GS4 Countryside Stewardship (Legume and Herb-Rich Swards), to establish a mixed sward of grasses, legumes and herbs and wildflowers.

  • 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 Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI): SAM3
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): GS1 GS4 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2
  • Contains: 40% Perennial Ryegrass, 20% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 10% Sainfoin, 8% Meadow Fescue, 7% Timothy, 5% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass, 5% Red Clover, 2% Alsike Clover, 1.25% Lucerne, 0.5% Sheep's Burnet, 0.25% Sheep's Parsley, 0.25% Plantain, 0.25% Yarrow, 0.25% Black Medick, 0.25% Birdsfoot Trefoil
  • Sowing rate: 20kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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AB16 Autumn Sown Bumble Bird Mixture (CSS7)

Use this mixture for Autumn Sown Bumblebird Mix AB16, providing an 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% Winter Triticale, 34% Wheat, 8% Linseed, 7% Common Vetch, 5% Crimson Clover, 3% Gold of Pleasure, 2% Fodder Radish, 2% Kale, 1% Alsike Clover, 1% Birdsfoot Trefoil, 1% Lucerne, 1% Phacelia, 1% Red Clover
  • Sowing rate: 50kg/ha. Pack size: 20kg
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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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