The species of plants are chosen to provide visual interest with a wide range of flowering periods and food sources to attract a diverse range invertebrates.
Flowering Period: May – August.
Typical Colours: Seasonal variation of yellows, whites, reds and pinks. Foliage turns from green to brown in the autumn.
No of Species Sown: 38.
Typical Species Sown: Wildflower and grass. - Agrimony, Bird’s Foot Trefoil, Bladder Companion, Crested Dog’s Tail, Common Quaking Grass, Common Sorrel, Common Toadflax, Cowslip, Hoary Plantain, Kidney Vetch, Lady’s Bedstraw, Ox-Eye Daisy, Perforate St John’s Wort, Red Clover, Rough Hawkbit, Salad Burnett, Self-Heal, Small Scabious, Sweet Vernal Grass, Vipers Bugloss, Wild Marjoram, Thyme, Yarrow, Common Poppy, Cluster Bellflower, Harebell, Red Fescue, Brown Top Bent, Lesser Knapweed, Black Medic, Red Campion, Betony, Catsear, Yellow Rattle, Field Scabious, Meadow Buttercup, Cornflower, Corn Marigold.
Moderate mixed pollen source, applicable to Bees – Mason, Honey Bombus spp; Insects – hrysoperla (Lacewing), hoverfly (Episyrphus), Ladybird (Harmonia), Aphidius, Aphilinus, Aphidoletes (beneficial parasitic wasps).
Establishment Period: 6 – 8 months