GWCT PARTRIDGE project mixes

Four mixes developed in conjunction with the GWCT and European partners to help the grey partridge recover its range across Europe. All four mixes are suitable for the Countryside Stewardship Scheme. The margin mix uses robust and tall native flowers and grasses to create an insect-rich margin ideal for nesting and brood rearing as well as providing some winter cover; the meadow mix delivers a ‘traditional’ wild flower meadow with added protection for the partridges; the nectar mix uses agricultural legumes and native flowers to deliver secure brood-rearing habitat and some winter cover and the wild bird seed mix delivers winter food and cover as well as brood-rearing cover for 2-3 years.

For every hectare pack of the GWCT PARTRIDGE project mixes that you purchase, Oakbank will donate £20 to the project.

GWCT PARTRIDGE margin mix
  • Contains fine & tussocky grasses (slender creeping red fescue, chewings fescue, smooth stalked meadow grass, meadow fescue, small leaf timothy, cocksfoot), native wild flowers (yarrow, oxeye daisy, teasel, red campion, white campion, ribwort plantain, wild carrot) and agricultural legumes (sainfoin, yellow blossom clover)
    • Bag size – 20kg (hectare)

GWCT PARTRIDGE meadow mix
  • Contains traditional meadow type grasses (slender creeping red fescue, chewing fescue, smooth stalked meadow grass, meadow fescue, crested dogstail, common bent) and native wild flowers suitable for an extensive cutting regime (wild red clover, birdsfoot trefoil, field scabious, yarrow, black knapweed, selfheal, ladys bedstraw, wild carrot, oxeye daisy, wild marjoram, teasel, musk mallow, red campion, tufted vetch)
    • Bag size – 12kg (hectare)

GWCT PARTRIDGE wild bird mix
  • Contains triticale, sunflowers, sweet fennel, lucerne, kale, fodder radish, mustard, camelina, chicory, teasel, vetch, perennial rye
    • Seed treatment – Redigo Pro (triticale), Take-off (kale), nitrogen gold inoculum (lucerne)
    • Bag size – 20kg (hectare)

GWCT PARTRIDGE nectar mix
  • Contains fine & tussocky grasses (slender creeping red fescue, chewings fescue, smooth stalked meadow grass, meadow fescue, small leaf timothy, cocksfoot), native wild flowers (yarrow, oxeye daisy, teasel, red campion, white campion, ribwort plantain, wild carrot) and agricultural legumes (sainfoin, yellow blossom clover)
    • Bag size – 20kg (hectare)

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