Species Rich Grassland GS8

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.

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Countryside Delight Flower Mixture AB8, 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 and GS8
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CSS1 Flower Rich Margin & Plots AB8

Use this mixture for Flower-Rich Margins and Plots (AB8), to provide an abundant supply of pollen and nectar-rich flowers for pollinators and beneficial insects including bumblebees, solitary bees, butterflies, hoverflies.

  • Also attractive to farmland birds
  • 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: 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), 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 Countryside Stewardship (CSS): GS1 GS4 GS8 GS14 SW1 SW2 SW3 SW4 SW7 SW8 WT1 WT2
  • Contains: 15% Perennial ryegrass (late), 13% Meadow fescue, 10% Timothy, 5% Smooth-stalked meadow grass, 37% 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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CSS6/21 Two Year Sown Legume Fallow Mixture (without grass) AB15

Use this grass-free, pure legume mixture for Two Year Sown Legume Fallow AB15 (2021 onwards).

  • Mixture also available containing grass - see CSS6/21R
  • Recommended for schemes that began from 2021 onwards. For schemes that began in or before 2020, see CSS6/20
  • 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 grass and legume mixture for Two Year Sown Legume Fallow Mixture AB15 (2021 onwards).

  • Mixture also available without grass - see CSS6/21 
  • Recommended for schemes that began from 2021 onwards. For schemes that began in or before 2020 see CSS6/20
  • 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 AB15 (agreements beginning in 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, 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% 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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