I agree. Mine come from Brights. Big enough to matter yet small enough to care. They will tailor the mixes for you if you like. I asked them to add some chicory for year 2 cover (not so good for seed though - chaffinches strip them early in the autumn) and to remove the triticale for rat avoidance. We were supplementary feeding anyway.Bright seeds seem to be popular in the shooting world. Worth a look at them?
Flail mower and then plough or rotavate? Glyphosate if required. To buy some kit to establish a few acres shouldn’t break the bank if contractor won’t come. Eg 3 furrow reversible rotavator and 3m drill.Just out of interest, how do people destroy their mixes, especially after 2 years? We need to tackle a couple of small patches this year, we don't have a lot of kit and contractors will be reluctant to come for such small areas. One area we would like to re-drill with a spring mix probably in May, depending on weather.
Your CS agreement will specify the species mix. If not, it's in the handbook for a Mid Tier one.I need to put some AB9 in, I don’t want to spend much so I was thinking I have barley, wheat and OSR in the shed if I mix that up and providing none make up more than 70% of the mix will NE be happy? Obviously I won’t have a seed invoice but I would make a record and put it in the stewardship file.