Grass seeds

Bury the Trash

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Got some seeds I wouldn't mind putting in. Forecast is good for 4 or 5 days. South facing ground in Devon. Is it to late?
It Will be alright, just be slow establishing.
Just be aware that if it's a worked fine seedbed plus rolled in it will be at risk of washing, that is soil erosion ... if on any sort of slope .
The trouble arises because it wont establish quick enough , or as quick as 2 months ago anyway, to give the soil protection as in good cover which helps infiltration and also captures particles stopping them from moving , in what is also a pretty rainy time of year :rolleyes::)
 

Bury the Trash

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You'll be surprised at what WC will stick.

I've found in the past that it's actually a better establishment of clover as the grass part is less thick and competitive early on.
I wouldnt necessarily go buying more seed / increase seed rate overall either as grass seed ain't cheap.just use what you've got.

(y)
 

Bullbeeef

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toquark

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I put some patching mix on here and there the last week in September in SW Scotland. The week following was frosty 5 nights out of 7 and we've had steady frost one or two mornings a week since. I walked it last night and was impressed to see that that it's all through.
 

Wooly

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Romney Marsh
Up the seed rate if you have enough

Says the seed seller !! :D .................and don't forget to put your animals inside while it grows, so you can buy some straw from him .......... ;)

(he is right though..... up the seed rate a little.)


Also what's in the mix? Legumes probably wont appreciate it!

I think legumes grow at 10 degrees and Rye grass at 5.
I have noticed that NZ have got varieties now growing at 3 degrees. Get these down to zero and it could be a game changer. That will be a huge benefit for the environment.
 

Jdunn55

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Says the seed seller !! :D .................and don't forget to put your animals inside while it grows, so you can buy some straw from him .......... ;)

(he is right though..... up the seed rate a little.)




I think legumes grow at 10 degrees and Rye grass at 5.
I have noticed that NZ have got varieties now growing at 3 degrees. Get these down to zero and it could be a game changer. That will be a huge benefit for the environment.
Timothy will grow down even lower wont it? Is that 3 degrees as well?
 

Great In Grass

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Cornwall.
Says the seed seller !! :D .................and don't forget to put your animals inside while it grows, so you can buy some straw from him .......... ;)

(he is right though..... up the seed rate a little.)




I think legumes grow at 10 degrees and Rye grass at 5.
I have noticed that NZ have got varieties now growing at 3 degrees. Get these down to zero and it could be a game changer. That will be a huge benefit for the environment.
Now you have been and done it! Cue a mixture containing the relevant grasses. 🙄😁
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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