The two grazing mixtures we offer are based on descriptions taken from Victorian seed merchants' catalogues. Traditional grazing mixtures contain a much wider range of grasses and herbs than modern ley mixtures, making them ideally suited to low input extensive grazing systems and for ‘amenity grazing' such as in country parks and pony paddocks.
These mixtures work by using a blend of plants with complementary characteristics. Ryegrass (upon which modern mixes are based) requires a regular supply of nitrogen and good rainfall and only responds well whilst growing conditions are optimal. Other grasses are hardier and less demanding. Cocksfoot can grow well in drier conditions; meadow fescue and timothy are useful in cold, wet soils. The legumes in the mixtures will fix nitrogen, feeding the grass. Herbs and legumes also make the grazing more palatable, with a higher protein and mineral content than a pure grass ley.
|EG26||Standard Old Fashioned Grazing Mixture||£750.00||£84.00||£12.00||£5.00|
|EG27||Special Old Fashioned Grazing Mixture||£840.00||£96.00||£12.00||£5.00|