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WFG6 Heavy Clay Soils

Varieties selected for their suitability to heavy clay soils. Extra attention is required when preparing seedbeds in heavy clay soils to ensure optimum soil moisture for a medium tilth.

A mixture of native wildflower species and grasses that tolerate heaving clay soils that provides floral interest from late April to September. A great habitat for invertebrates which in turn provide food for birds and mammals. If possible when cutting in late summer an area of up to one third should be left uncut until the following Spring for overwintering invertebrates. This area should be alternated each year. Due to the nature of clay soils, extra attention is required in terms of seed bed preparation to encourage good establishment. Cultivate when soil moisture allows breakdown of the soil aggregates into a medium tilth.

An 80:20 mix of grasses & wildflowers including White Campion, Ragged Robin and Sneezewort.

WFG6 (Heavy Clay Soils)
0.2% BETONY (Stachys officinalis)
1.2% BLACK MEDICK (Medicago lupulina)
0.2% CATS-EAR (Hypochaeris radicata)
2.5% COMMON KNAPWEED (Centaurea nigra)
0.5% COMMON SORREL (Rumex acetosa)
1.5% CREEPING BUTTERCUP (Ranunculus repens)
25.0% CRESTED DOGSTAIL (Cynosurus Cristatus)
0.3% KIDNEY VETCH (Anthyllis vulneraria)
1.8% MEADOW BUTTERCUP (Ranunculus acris)
1.0% MEADOW SWEET (Filipendula ulmaria)
1.8% OXEYE DAISY (Leucanthemum vulgare)
0.4% RAGGED ROBIN (Lychnis flos cuculi)
2.5% RIBWORT PLANTAIN (Plantago lanceolata)
1.3% SELF HEAL (Prunella vulgaris)
25.0% SHEEPS FESCUE (Festuca ovina)
0.2% SNEEZEWORT (Achillea ptarmica)
25.0% TALL FESCUE (Festuca arundinacea)
5.0% TENO (Phleum bertolonii)
4.1% WHITE CAMPION (Silene alba)
0.5% YARROW (Achillea millefolium)

Sowing Rate 1g/m2

Sowing Time March – October

Sowing Depth 10mm

Sowing Instructions

Create a fine friable seedbed down to 150mm in depth. Carry out two equal sowings at right angles to each other and diagonally to main axis. Broadcast manually or use seed drill, rake level and roll. Ensure good seed to soil contact.

Maintenance
Autumn Sown (First year)
March/April
Cut to 70mm if there is sufficient material (sward above 100mm) no later than mid April.
August/September
Cut to 70mm after flowering. In all cases remove clippings.
Maintenance thereafter
August/September
Cut to 70mm after flowering. In all cases remove clippings.
Spring sown (First year)
August / September
Cut to 70mm after flowering. In all cases remove clippings (Note: a late Spring sowing will result in late flowering)
Maintenance thereafter
August / September
Cut to 70mm after flowering. In all cases remove clippings.