The plantain is to keep the growth going during winter. I saw this in the much warmer north island, and so their winters are much warmer than ours. It may be that we are too cold to get the benefit, although it could be useful to extend the growth seasons. Mike Porter (day nine?) was trialling white clover, red clover, plantain, chicory. His climate is more similar to ours, but still a bit warmer.Really enjoying the blog... Both informative and entertaining.
What's your opinion of the plantain/clover mix? Does it have potential in the UK? I think Limagrain are marketing something similar here.
Obviously it's not a long term ley with the red clover, but why don't you give it a go and let us know?