FLOWER RICH Margin Mixture

Flower-rich margins and plots


This mixture creates flower-rich grass margins or plots that provide important habitat and foraging sites for invertebrates (including wild pollinators) and birds.

If successful, there will be:

  • an abundant supply of pollen and nectar-rich flowers throughout the summer
  • pollinating and beneficial insects including bumblebees, solitary bees, butterflies and hoverflies using these flowers
  • farmland birds such as yellowhammers foraging within or on the edges of the margins and plots
  • annual production of flowers for the length of the agreement
Sowing Rate Pack Size
20kg/ha 20kg


Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Buffer Strips
Field Corners
Flower Rich Margin Mixture    
25% Slender Red Fescue 2% Red Clover
15% Hard Fescue 1% Black Knapweed (N)
12% Chewings Fescue 1% Oxeye Daisy (N)
10% SSMG 1% Ribwort Plantain
10% Crested Dogstail 1% Yarrow
5% Smaller Cats Tail 1% Wild Carrot
3% Browntop Bent 0.75% Lady’s Bedstraw (N)
3% Sainfoin 0.5% Self Heal (N)
3% Winter Vetch 0.5% Meadow Buttercup (N)
2.5% Birdsfoot Trefoil 0.25% Yellow Rattle (N)
2.5% Black Medick