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Nectar and Flower Rich Margins

Legume & Herb Rich Mixtures

HAM (Harlow Agricultural Merchants) supply a wide range of Nectar Rich, Flower Rich, Herbal & Legume based mixtures that provide great benefits to wildlife and the surrounding environment. These mixtures create good habitat while proving a essential nectar food source for a vast range beneficial insect that include our butterflies and bumblebees.

These can be sown in can be sown either in Spring or Autumn and used as field buffer strip or to fill in awkward field corners.

They also fall under the Countryside stewardship agreement (CCS) Mid Tier, Higher Tier, ELS or HLS.

DISCLAIMER: In any instances where there are shortages of specified species we reserve the right to substitute equivalent species.

Nectar Rich Bronze

Nectar Rich Bronze

Nectar Rich and Flower Rich Margins

Flower Rich Margins

Butterfly & Bumblebee Mixture
(CSS Code AB8, H10)

15% Creeping Red Fescue
15% SSMG
10% Browntop Bent
10% Hard Fescue
10% Sheeps Fescue
7% Lucerne (inoculated)
5% Yorkshire Fog
4.5% Hairy Vetch
4% Birdsfoot Trefoil
4% Kidney Vetch (N)
4% Alsike Clover
2% Tufted Hairgrass
1.5% Plantain
1% Agrimony (N)
1% Phacelia
1% Red Campion (N)
1% Musk Mallow
1% White Campion (N)
0.75% Oxeye Daisy
0.5% Black Knapweed (N)
0.5% Field Scabious
0.5% Selfheal (N)
0.5% Wild Carrot (N)
0.25% Field Pansy (N)

Sowing Rate 16kg/ha 
Pack size 1kg

(N) = Native species

Flower Rich Margin Mixture
80% Grass 20% Wild Flowers
(CCS Code AB8)

25% Slender Red Fescue
25% SSMG
12% Chewings Fescue
10% Crested Dogstail
5% Hard Fescue
3.5% Winter Vetch
3.25% Sainfoin
3% Browntop Bent
2.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil
2% Black Medick
2% Red Clover
1.25% Oxeye Daisy
1.2% Wild Carrot (N)
1.2% Yarrow
1.1% Black Knapweed (N)
1% Plantain
0.5% Musk Mallow
0.25% Selfheal (N)
0.25% Ladies Bedstraw

Sowing Rate 16-20kg/ha
Pack size 20kg

(N) = Native species

BGM 4 with Wildflowers & Fine Grass
90% Grass 10% Wild Flowers
(CCS Code AB8)

45% Creeping Red Fescue
15% Chewings Fescue
15% Hard Fescue
15% SSMG
3.25% Sainfoin
3% Vetch
1% Alsike Clover
1% Red Clover
0.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil
0.25% Oxeye Daisy
0.25% Plantain
0.25% Sheeps Burnet
0.25% Wild Carrot (N)
0.25% Yarrow

Sowing Rate 16-20kg/ha
Pack Size 20kg

(N) = Native species

BGM4 with Wildflowers & Fine Grasses

BGM 4 with Wildflowers & Fine Grasses

Nectar Rich Mixtures

WF1
(CSS Code AB1, EE12, HE10)

42% Sainfoin
8% Winter Vetch
7% Birdsfoot Trefoil
7% Alsike Clover
6% Yarrow
5% Red Clover
5% Lucerne (inoculated)
5% Black Medick
4.25% Crimson Clover
2% Oxeye Daisy
1.5% Corn Cockle (N)
1.25% Musk Mallow
1.25% Wild Carrot (N)
1% Red Campion (N)
1% Selfheal (N)
0.75% Cornflower (N)
0.5% Corn Marigold (N)
0.5% Field Poppy (N)
0.5% Salad Burnet (N)
0.5% White Campion (N)

Sowing Rate 5 -10kg/ha
Pack size 1kg

Nectar Rich Bronze
(CSS Code AB1)

35% Sainfoin
35% Vetch
8% Alsike Clover
8% Crimson clover
5.4% Lucerne (Inoculated)
4% Red Clover
2% Birdsfoot Trefoil
2% Black Medick
0.3% Ag Yarrow
0.3% Black Knapweed (N)

Sowing Rate 15kg/ha
Pack Size 15kg

Nectar Rich Bronze
(CSS Code AB1)

40% Sainfoin
18.5% Vetch
10% Alsike Clover
10% Lucerne (inoculated)
10% Red Clover
6% Birdsfoot Trefoil
4% Black Medick
1% Black Knapweed (N)
0.5% Yarrow

Sowing Rate 15kg/ha
Pack Size 15kg

Annual Nectar Mixture

25% Buckwheat
22% Sainfoin
20% Phacelia
10% Crimson Clover
10% Lucerne (inoculated)
7% Red Clover
6% Alsike Clover


Sowing rate 10kg/ha
Pack size 5kg

 

Annual Nectar Mix

Annual Nectar Mix

Legume & Herb Rich Mixtures

Herbal Mixtures

Legume & Herb Rich Mixture
(CCS Code GS4)

25% Perennial Ryegrass
25% Festulolium
15% Creeping Red Fescue
10% SSMG
7% Red Clover
5.6% Sainfoin
5% Timothy
3% Alsike Clover
1.93% Lucerne (inoculated)
1% Sheeps Burnet
0.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil
0.5% Plantain
0.25% Yarrow
0.2% Sheeps Parsley
0.02% Black Knapweed (N)
100%

Sowing rate 30kg/ha
Pack Size 20kg

Herbal Meadow
(CCS Code gs4)

27% Perennial Ryegrass
20% Festulolium
13% Cocksfoot
10% SSMG
7% Red Clover
6% Sainfoin
5% Timothy
5% Lucerne (inoculated)
3% Alsike Clover
1% Fenugreek
1% Perennial Chicory
0.7% Plantain
0.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil
0.5% Sheeps Burnet
0.25% Ag Yarrow
0.05% Sheeps Parsley
100%

Sowing rate 30kg/ha
Pack size 20kg

Mixed Herbs
26% Sainfoin
23% Sheeps Burnet
20% Ribwort Plantain
15% Sheeps Parsley
13% Chicory
3% Yarrow
100%


Sowing rate Variable
Pack size 1kg & 5kg

Legume and herb-rich mixtures

Provide an abundance of productive grazing for livestock whilst providing habitat and food source for invertebrates and pollinators, supporting biodiversity.

Grass offer lots of reliable bulk forage with the added benefits of Nitrogen fixing ability of legumes, reduces the need for artificial fertilisers, as well as increasing the protein content which directly enhances Daily Live Weight Gain or milk production.

Deep rooting herbs break through damaged soil structure providing livestock with access to vital nutrients and minerals.

Herbs act as a natural anthelmintic, reducing reliance on wormers.

Legume Fallow Mixture AB15

Agreements starting on or before
1 January 2020

In the autumn, sow the legume fallow with grass mixture at an overall seed rate of around 30 kilograms (kg) per ha, and retain for 2 years before re-establishment.

Agreements starting on or before
1 January 2021

In the autumn, sow the Non Grass Legume fallow mixture and retain for 2 years before re-establishment.

Legume Fallow Mixture with Grass
2 Year (CCS Code AB15)

Agreements starting on or before
1st January 2020

66% Perennial Ryegrass
15% Red Clover
10% Winter Vetch
4% Birdsfoot Trefoil
3% Black Medick
1% Alsike Clover
1% Lucerne (inoculated)
100%

Sowing rate 30 - 40kg
Pack Size 20kg

Non Grass Legume Fallow Mixture
2 Year (CCS Code AB15)

Agreements starting on or after
1st January 2021

52% Winter Vetch
16% Alsike Clover
16% Lucerne (inoculated)
10% Red Clover
3% Birdsfoot Trefoil
3% Black Medick
100%

Sowing rate 15 - 20kg
Pack Size 20kg

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