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The AmeniTy GrAss seed speciAlisTs


WelcOme FrOm nicK GlAdsTOne... “hurrell’s have always been known for our dedication to quality. We have expanded steadily over the past ten years, no more so than with the amenity sector of the business. All of our products are suitable for professional use of the upmost standard. All amenity and turfseed mixtures that we supply are mixed here on site by our specialist team, under deFrA rules and official regulations. We take pride in our quality, and we differ from many sundry merchants. some of these probably never even see the product, and therefore in my books, cannot be classed as seedsmen. The doubling of warehouse space in 2010 enabled a whole new sector dedicated to amenity ‘straights’ and mixtures. We can therefore offer a wide spectrum of cultivars from many breeders worldwide, all recommended by the ‘sports Turf research institute’ or the ‘British society of plant Breeders limited’. We look in depth and develop our own opinion, through field researched facts and figures in cultivar traits which are not always independently tested. For example, the ability to grow in cooler soils. Being independent, we have no axe to grind and genuinely try to maximise cultivars, therefore increasing amenity

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performance in all of our mixtures. We must look more in depth at cultivars and not just simply use any permutation of grasses which are of a certain mean score. That is only half the story. For example, for cricket use where good recovery and regrowth is required, varieties at the top of the current turfgrass list are, in our opinion, simply not most suitable varieties. We have seen this year the introduction that could revolutionise football and rugby. in the renovation market there is now the first genuine amenity dwarf perennial that we have ever used to grow in considerably cooler soils from completely new genetics. We will continue to search for new concepts and new ideas to bring increased performance to British turf professionals.”

Nick Gladstone, managing director


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meeT The TeAm...

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From the office staff to the warehouse operatives, the team at hurrell and mclean seeds are specially trained to ensure that you, the customer, receive the best possible seed to suit your specific needs. From giving a high standard of service, to finding the most competitive price for the customer, the small team of staff are committed to using their individual talents to further excel the success of hurrell and mclean.

Anne & Arthur Gladstone directors

nick Gladstone managing director

Jo elstob director

paul elstob production director

the ChoiCe sports introduCtion 6

Football And rugby

7

Cricket Mixtures

8

hockey And General Mixtures

9

tennis And Bowling Greens

12

GolF introduCtion

13

GolF Mixtures

14

GolF – specialist Mixtures...

16

GolF – Fairways And tees...

17

GolF Mixtures

18

equestriAn Mixtures

21 landscaping And Wild Flower introduction 22 landscaping specialist Mixtures... 24 Wild Flower Mixtures 25 Cornfield Annuals Mixtures helpFul inForMAtion And neW produCts

simon travers seed specialist

Caryn short Accounts

sam smith sales Agent

natasha svenson sales Agent

10 Cachemire 20 Cold season Grasses 27 A little help 26 Wasp Coated seed 28 sowing rates 30 soil ph And turf Growth

liz edeson small seeds expert

Andy Gray Warehouse manager

richard Wodsworth Warehouse Operative

Alan lowe Warehouse operative

31 phleum Bertolonii – piccolo superB For Cold Wet AreAs

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The chOice is yOUrs... due to the vast amount of years hurrell and mclean seeds have been supplying grass seed, we have been able to categorize the various uses for amenity grasses. And produce individual mixtures to especially suit the various needs a customer may need. For this exact reason, we have categorised the different usages of amenity grasses, to help our customers find the most suitable mixture for their various projects. Within landscaping and the numerous sports turf areas we can cater for, we have specialist mixtures to enable plenty of choice and specification. some are designed for re-growth, some for maintenance, as well as those highly successful general mixtures. however, what separates hurrell’s from most other leading seed companies, is the fact that we do not limit our sales to the mixtures within this booklet. We firmly believe that each customer has their own individual wants, and if it is something not within our list of mixtures, our seed specialists will design a specific mixture which will guarantee to meet the demands placed before us. The reason for this is because we care about the results our seeds obtain. To us, selling a product means being able to give a guarantee that this product will provide what it promises. Therefore, if we do not ensure you receive the most appropriate mixture, this guarantee cannot be given. We refuse to take this risk, so for this reason every member of our team is available for one to one analysis with each and every one of our customers.

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spOrTs A good sportsman is only able to play to the best of his ability on a pitch or ground that matches this. We realize that every different type of sporting ground has diverse requirements for it to be successful. This is why our mixtures our categorised into varying sporting sections. Our research has shown that due to the differing amounts a sports ground is damaged or the visual quality it needs, special mixtures are required instead of just general mixtures given to any sport. For example, football and rugby pitches need to be hardwearing and quick to establish, whereas a cricket square demands good wear tolerance and the ability to be closely mown. Throughout 2010, our sales team have been working closely with numerous green keepers around the country to develop various new mixtures especially suited for golf courses. We now have over fifteen mixtures combining different standards of cultivars to suit any price range. Whether it be for greens, tees or fairways, we now confidently believe we can cover any requirement, and partake in the establishment of a superior and highly successful golf course. it is no surprise that a racecourse will undertake severe damage during the racing season. Because of this, our equestrian mixtures will withstand hard wear, whilst producing a high shoot density. We have combined the need for an attractive race course, with the ability to overseed divots. perfect!

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FOOTBAll And rUGBy miXTUres... Fr.1 preMiuM FootBAll pitCh

Fr.2 sports Field renoVAtion

30% CArnAC Amenity perennial ryegrass

40% CArnAC Amenity perennial ryegrass

Fr.3 eConoMY Winter 40% loureGA Amenity perennial ryegrass 30% reCitAl Amenity perennial ryegrass

25% VesuVius Amenity perennial ryegrass

30% VesuVius Amenity perennial ryegrass

30% topGun Amenity perennial ryegrass

25% Verdi Amenity perennial ryegrass

30% Verdi Amenity perennial ryegrass

20% CeZAnne slender red fescue Creeping

hard wearing all ryegrass blend, suitable for pitch renovation. it will be quick to establish with a good shoot density.

A quality mixture for Groundsmen with a lower budget.

ideal for new pitch construction or renovation, this mixture is quick to establish & will produce a dense, hard wearing sward with good colour and resistance.

suggested sowing rate: 25 - 35g per sq metre suggested cutting height: 25mm

suggested sowing rate: 35g per sq metre suggested cutting height: 25mm

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suitable for pitch renovation, with high shoot density and live ground cover. suggested sowing rate: 25 - 35g per sq metre suggested cutting height: 25mm


cricKeT miXTUres... Cr.1 preMiuM squAre

Cr.2 CriCket outField

Cr.3 eConoMY squAre

30% CAChMire Amenity perennial ryegrass

30% reCitAl Amenity perennial ryegrass

35% BlAZer4 Amenity perennial ryegrass

30% MArGAritA Amenity perennial ryegrass

25% CorAil strong Creeping red Fescue

30% topGun Amenity perennial ryegrass

40% FlAMenCo Amenity perennial ryegrass

20% ZAMBoni slender creeping red Fescue

35% MArGAritA Amenity perennial ryegrass

15% GreenField.CoM Chewings fescue

A well balanced mixture of ryegrasses and fine grasses for good wear tolerance when closely mown.

A mixture that will be quick to establish & produce a hard wearing sward with good regrowth qualities. Will be fine leafed with a clean cut and tolerance to close mowing. ideal for either new sowings or renovation. suggested sowing rate: 35g per sq metre suggested cutting height: 5 – 20mm.

10% hiGhlAnd Browntop Bentgrass A flexible mixture to produce a low maintenance sward with a good surface & excellent wear tolerance.

suggested sowing rate: 35g per sq metre suggested cutting height: 5 – 20mm

suggested sowing rate: 35g per sq metre suggested cutting height: 5 – 25mm.

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hoCkeY And GenerAl Mixtures...

25% sAuViGnon Amenity perennial ryegrass

hk.1 hoCkeY pitCh

Go.1 GenerAl sports outField pitCh

25% MArGAritA Amenity perennial ryegrass

30% loureGA Amenity perennial ryegrass

20% ZAMBoni slender creeping red Fescue 25% herAld strong Creeping red Fescue

30% MArGAritA Amenity perennial ryegrass

25% reVerAnd strong Creeping red Fescue

30% MAxiMA strong Creeping red Fescue

15% ZAMBoni slender creeping red Fescue

the red fescue element will bind the turf together making an overall thicker sward due to its creeping growth habit, therefore an excellent mixture for general sportsďŹ elds.

5% hiGhlAnd Browntop Bentgrass

15% GreenField.CoM Chewings fescue

A mixture that is proven to establish quickly, with a good texture and a true playing surface.

10% pAnduro smooth stalked Meadowgrass

suggested sowing rate: 35g per sq metre suggested cutting height: 12 – 15mm

Go.2 GenerAl sport 40% reCitAl Amenity perennial ryegrass

5% hiGhlAnd Browntop Bentgrass this will establish in a wide range of environments. suggested sowing rate: 35g per sq metre suggested cutting height: 25mm

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suggested sowing rate: 35g per sq metre suggested cutting height: 25mm


Tennis And BOWlinG Greens miXTUres... tn.1 tennis

BG.2 Green BAiZe

BG.1 BoWlinG Green

40% sAuViGnon Amenity perennial ryegrass

25% FlAMenCo Amenity perennial ryegrass

40% CeZAnne slender red fescue Creeping

30% MusiCA Chewings fescue

25% CAChMire Amenity perennial ryegrass

40% MusiCA Chewings fescue

25% CorAil strong Creeping red Fescue

20% sAMAntA slender creeping red Fescue

20% troY Bentgrass

5% hiGhlAnd Browntop Bentgrass

25% herAld strong Creeping red Fescue

quick to establish, producing a dense, hard wearing sward with a fine leaf that will be quick to recover and tolerant to close mowing.

5% hiGhlAnd Browntop Bentgrass

A mix that will produce a dense turf with an even surface. Fast recovery and good visual merit.

A high quality combination of fine leafed varieties that produce a very close knit sward which will withstand regular mowing. ideal for bowling greens & croquet lawns.

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cAchemire

The new sports turf perennial ryegrass... cachemire is one of the new generation of sports perennial ryegrass cultivars, bred speciďŹ cally for summer sports turf use. it was supplied in 2009 to several leading cricket clubs, who have all been extremely impressed with its results. it has been said that in their opinion, it could be the variety to eclipse sauvignon in performance. Below is an example of the strength of its qualities:

VArietY

shoot densitY

Fineness oF leAF

VisuAl Merit

CleAnliness oF Cut

Amadeus

6.2

6.6

6.1

6.4

Cachemire

7.5

7.4

7.4

7.0

Greenway

6.9

7.4

6.9

5.9

*data sources from the Turfgrass seed 2010 Guide, published by the British society of plant Breeders in conjunction with the sports Turf research institure

As the table suggests, cachemire is marked highly upon its qualities. its main beneďŹ ts for a sports ground are: { excellent shoot density to give good grass coverage { Fine leafed with low crown which helps to produce a true even surface { Fantastic cleanliness of cut and visual merit. This enables the production of a wicket with a highly pleasing appearance { Fast regrowth which will aid recovery from wear and damage { Good resistance to red Thread We can supply cachemire as a single cultivar or as a part of any of our mixtures. if this variety is not in any of the mixtures that you require, we will be happy to include this for you, enabling you to see the fantastic results for yourself. For any further information, our seed specialists are available for advice and guidance.

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“kirkstAll CriCket CluB now has an outstAndinG cricket wicket thanks to the out outstanding results of CACheMire.”

“i AlWAYs get Better results by using hurrells seed, especially when i started using hurrells seeds for sports pitCh renoVAtion’’ Mr Michael Botham owner Botham’s Prestige Rotherham,- South Yorkshire

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GOlF

For the perfect greens... putting greens are not all of the same quality. Generally, the finest-quality greens are well kept so that a ball will smoothly roll over the very closely-mowed grass. Traditionally greens have been seeded with chewings fescue and common bent to an 80:20 ratio. however, with clubs pressured to produce consistently fast greens these species are simply not able to perform to such levels. Over the last two decades Green Keepers

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have had an ongoing annual renovation programme to aerate and introduce better grasses. hurrells believe that we should look more towards higher quality slender creeping red fescues, as well as chewings fescues which are easier to introduce and have excellent fine turf performance. slender red fescue will also work very well in lower fertility situations. We have numerous different quality bents, including browntop cultivars such as Troy and manor, and for high budget courses the stoliferous creeping bents. There are now many different opportunities for British Green Keepers to improve greens quality.


GOlF miXTUres hG.1 AllBent

hG.2

hG.3

hMG.

50% MAnor Bentgrass 50% troY Bentgrass

100% Creeping Bent

40% MusiCA Chewings fescue 40% CeZAnne slender red fescue 20% troY Bentgrass

80% MusiCA Chewings fescue 20% hiGhlAnd Bentgrass

excellent throughout the year for construction and renovation. Will tolerate very low cutting regimes for fast and superior greens. suggested over-sowing rate: 5g per metre2. suggested cutting height: 5–8 mm.

Creeping bent is an aggressive growing grass that needs high maintenance & high levels of verticutting for higher shoot density, recently proved popular after being sown at Chart hills and the Grove. Creeping Bents can be sown unmixed or within one of our successful mixtures. please apply for further information.

suitable for new greens or renovation, & will tolerate a wide range of maintenance. excellent all year round greens turf quality. suggested sowing rate: 35-50g per metre squared. suggested cutting height: 5-8 mm.

this mixture merges the elements of a chewings fescue & a bentgrass to provide a well maintable mixture for a successful green at a signiďŹ cantly competitive price. suggested sowing rate: suggested cutting height:

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GOlF – speciAlisT miXTUres... hr.1 GolF rouGhs

hM. FesCue

hM. tri – FesCue

20% Bornito sheeps fescue

25% sAMAntA slender red Fescue

40% MusiCA Chewings fescue

hM. estABlishMent And reCoVerY 30% ZAMBoni slender red Fescue

20% triAnA hard Fescue

25% ZAMBoni slender red fescue

30% herAld Creeping red Fescue

30% CorAil strong Creeping red Fescue

25% GreenField.CoM Chewings fescue

30% CeZAnne slender red Fescue

25% GreenField.CoM Chewings Fescue

25% MusiCA Chewings fescue

5% highland Bentgrass this is especially designed to make rough areas easy to manage, as well as providing a natural image whilst allowing balls to be visisble.

this fescue mix provides a good resistance to disease, as well as exceptional shoot density and a tolerance to close mowing. it will work in low fertility soils. Fescues are ph tolerant and naturally adapted for use on golf courses.

tri-fescue groups the fescue family to produce a mix that can consistently permit rapid establishment, suitable for tees, fairways and green surrounds. Adapted for areas that may be sandy or suffer drought conditions.

30% CorAil strong Creeping red fescue 20% CAChMire Amenity perennial ryegrass 15% FlAMenCo Amenity perennial ryegrass 5% hiGhlAnd Browntop Bentgrass high quality multi – purpose mix. superb for what its title suggests, and also always an excellent cleanness of cut and a first class appearance.

“hurrell & MCleAn seeds combine the reliABilitY and serViCe of a small family business with a Good range of CoMpetitiVelY priced products” Mr T Sellers, Foston on the Wolds page 14 For more information please call 01377 271400 or visit www.hmseeds.co.uk


hM. superior sWArd 35% CorAil strong Creeping red Fescue 25% MusiCA Chewings fescue 20% triAnA hard Fescue 20% CeZAnne slender red Fescue this mixture not only produces its title characteristic, but it combines the excellent density with superb recovery abilities. hard fescue is a very ornamental low maintenance fescue.

hM. VersAtile

hM. shAde

40% ZAMBoni slender Creeping red Mixture

40% reVerAnd strong Creeping red Fescue

30% FlAMenCo Amenity perennial ryegrass

25% triAnA hard Fescue

35% tufted hairgrass

30% GreenField.com Chewings fescue this unrivalled versatile combination boasts fine qualities that allow heavy wear resistance and fast establishment. highly appropriate for winter greens. it is flexible giving a popular finish.

With this, dry and shady areas can now possess tolerable & well recovering grass with an admirable winter colour. Where even faster establishment is required, this mix can be used with an inclusion of high quality dwarf perennial ryegrass for even faster germination.

For help or advice about any of our golf mixtures, one of our specialist sales team is always available to help. We can analyse the course, and work with you to decide upon the best possible seed solutions. We realize that every course is different, which is why we have worked alongside green keepers to produce our very wide range of available mixtures. however, as always, if you cannot decide upon a mixture within this brochure, we are more than happy to design you your very own individual combination, taking into account the specifications you give.

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GOlF – FAirWAys And Tees miXTUres... hF.1

hF.2

ht.1

30% Bornito sheeps fescue 25% CeZAnne slender red Fescue 20% herAld strong Creeping red Fescue 15% liBerAtor smooth stalked Meadowgrass 10% hiGhlAnd Browntop Bentgrass

20% FlAMenCo Amenity perennial ryegrass 25% triAnA hard Fescue 20% CeZAnne slender red Fescue 15% herAld strong Creeping red Fescue 15% liBerAtor smooth stalked Meadowgrass 10% hiGhlAnd Browntop Bentgrass

50% VesuVius Amenity perennial ryegrass 50% Verdi Amenity perennial ryegrass

provides a fine leafed appearance, enabling less cutting & maintenance across all types of soils.

the ryegrasses in this mixture will enable a rapidly fast establishment, excellent wear tolerance, and a very good shoot recovery.

A very fast establishing mixture, ideal for rapid renovation where a high level of traffic is expected.

tees the inclusion of a turf ryegrass will add greatly to the speed of greening up, establishment, and increase wear tolerance. there is some compromise in turf quality in return for this extra turf strength in that the leaf appearance is generally a little broader even in modern improved by breeding turf cultivars.

the most important factors are a nice turf appearance and ability to withstand wear. Mixes of higher or all fescue content are generally of better cosmetic quality but very often simply wear out unless very well maintained.

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ht.2

ht. 3 preMier

30% GreenField.CoM Chewings fescue 20% MusiCA Chewings fescue 30% ZAMBoni slender Creeping red Mixture 10% MirACle smooth stalked Meadowgrass 10% hiGhlAnd Browntop Bentgrass

40% CAChMire Amenity perennial ryegrass 30% FlAMenCo Amenity perennial ryegrass 30% sAuViGnon Amenity perennial ryegrass

Contains highly rhizomatous cultivars which enable the quick repair of divots and any damage on the tees

this premier mixture contains three of the best ryegrass cultivars, making this the ultimate turf perennial mix. it will provide superb visual merit and fineness of leaf.

“i have found hurrells quAlitY to be VerY Good, their serViCe iMpeCCABle they have the knoWledGe to discuss indiViduAllY my requirements for diFFerent parts of the links GolF Course” Mr Keith Callander, Head Groundsman, The Links at Bridlington Bay Golf Club For more information please call 01377 271400 or visit www.hmseeds.co.uk page 17


eQUesTriAn miXTUres... hrC1 rACeCourse

hrC2 rACeCourse

hrC3 rACeCourse

30% CAChMire Amenity perennial ryegrass

30% Verdi Amenity perennial ryegrass

30% CAChMire Amenity perennial ryegrass

20% Verdi Amenity perennial ryegrass

30% CAChMire Amenity perennial ryegrass

30% Verdi Amenity perennial ryegrass

20% reCitAl Amenity perennial ryegrass

20% VesuVius Amenity perennial ryegrass

20% herAld strong Creeping red Fescue

20% sAuViGnon Amenity perennial ryegrass

this mix will provide a fast establishment and high shoot density.

ideal for overseeding divots, this mix is very quick to germinate and responds well to fertiliser applications. it has an excellent wear tolerance, good shoot density and will provide a superb winter colour.

15% herAld strong Creeping red Fescue 15% ZAMBoni slender Creeping red Mixture 20% pAnduro smooth stalked Meadowgrass For new seedings or end of season renovation. excellent live ground cover and withstand hard wear. Will improve the root strength of turf and aid recovery time.

“hurrells are my nuMBer one supplier of grass seed their mixes are top rAted, prices CoMpetitiVe their personAl service and delivery is second to none. They make mixtures to suit my particular requireMents as a cricket groundsman” David HODGSON – Professional Groundsman page 18 For more information please call 01377 271400 or visit www.hmseeds.co.uk


hrC4 rACeCourse

hp1 polo

hM.8 equiGrAZe

25% CAChMire Amenity perennial ryegrass

25% sAuViGnon Amenity perennial ryegrass

3.00 kilo donArd early perennial

25% Verdi Amenity perennial ryegrass

25% Verdi Amenity perennial ryegrass

4.00 kilo Foxtrot late diploid

25% VesuVius Amenity perennial ryegrass

25% pAnduro smooth stalked Meadowgrass

0.50 kilo BrooklAWn ssMG

25% pAnduro smooth stalked Meadowgrass

15% CorAil strong Creeping red Fescue

this mixture includes smooth stalk a variety known for its ability to produce turf with high shoot density-a well knitted turf sward.

10% sAMAntA slender red Fescue produces a hard wearing playing surface, with good live ground cover. enables excellent recovery from wear, with the large inclusion of smooth stalked meadow grass for strong root structure.

4.00 kilo Bree intermediate perennial 1.50 kilo proMesse timothy 2.00 kilo CorAil strong Creeping red Fescue this will provide excellent grazing for horses or ponies, whilst being suited to being cut for hay. Will produce a dense turf and have the ability to repair itself.

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U ne n W iQ & U e

cOldsTArT – The rugby/Football pitch mix

ColosseuM turF perenniAl rYeGrAss ColosseuM is a medium-fine, mid-green perennial ryegrass that has both rapid germination in cold temperatures (down to 5 degrees centigrade) and active winter growth and has been bred specifically for amenity use.

ColosseuM has been used with great success at major new Zealand sports venues such as eden park and Wellington stadium. ColosseuM has been shown to have better drought tolerance than many of the european bred cultivars

keY points l rapid germination, even in cold temperatures l Winter active - grows in temperatures down to 5 degrees c l excellent wear recovery l ideal for winter sports pitches, golf tees & fairways soWinG rAtes new sowings - 35 grams per m2 Overseeding - 20 grams per m2

All other GrAsses need 8-12 degrees for activity ColdstArt - Winter active - grows in temperatures down to 5 degrees C

0c

5c

10c

15c

20c

ColdstArt Mixture 50% ColosseuM winter cold active dwarf turf perennial 50% CArnAC dwarf turf perennial ryegrass 100%

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WArMer

Cooler

ColosseuM is ideally suited to winter sports grounds, golf tees, golf fairways and any area that receives heavy winter wear.

ColosseuM was bred from the few surviving plants out of a test cricket pitch. The surviving plants were crossed and resulted in a cultivar capable of withstanding extreme adverse conditions.


lAndscApinG And Wild FlOWer miXTUres Unless landscaping is your profession, you may not be aware of the numerous varieties of grass seeds that are available. There is not merely one seed that will suit every habitat, but several different kinds that, when teamed together, will produce a lavish area of grass. For example, dwarf perennial ryegrass is extremely quick to establish, as well as being wear tolerant. strong creeping red fescue gives a very good ground cover, where as slender red creeping fescue is fine leaved whilst being drought tolerant. Browntop bent has a very high shoot density, ideal for areas that need to be cut low. These are just a few examples of the different species we use in our mixtures. As you can see, we use your specific requirements to analyse the best combinations of seed to ensure you obtain the best possible results. The mixtures in this section were designed for the particular conditions they will be used for. if the area of land is not able to receive regular attention, then the hm.2 low maintenance mixture would be ideal for this purpose. We realize that weather conditions can also be a large factor in the success of grassed areas, and for this reason we offer mixtures suitable for shaded, drought and coastal areas. When it comes to wild flowers, we have over one hundred species available, allowing you the utmost choice when choosing your mixture. Wild flowers can be sold by themselves, with other varieties, or within a grass mixture to reduce the cost.

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lAndsCApinG speCiAlist Mixtures... hl.1

hl.2

hl.3

hl.4

(debt of transport)

(low maintenance)

(general landscaping)

(heavy duty & sports)

25% perennial ryegrass 20% strong Creeping red Fescue 30% hard Fescue 10% smooth stalked Meadow Grass 10% Common Bentgrass 5% small leaved White Clover

30% strong Creeping red Fescue 20% slender Creeping red Fescue 25% Chewings Fescue 15% smooth stalked Meadow Grass 10% highland Browntop Bent

30% perennial ryegrass 25% strong Creeping red Fescue 15% slender Creeping red Fescue 15% Chewings Fescue 10% smooth stalked Meadow Grass 5% highland Browntop Bent

50% perennial ryegrass 50% strong Creeping red Fescue

this mixture is suitable for most soil types. Conforms to the department of transport speciďŹ cation for verges.

this mixture is adaptable to a wide range of conditions and can be cut short for formal areas or left long for a natural appearance. Very little maintenance required.

this will produce a hard wearing, durable sward that is quick to establish. suitbable for landscaping around buildings

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ideal for public open spaces, parks, caravan sites and winter sports pitches. this mixture is quick to establish and is highly suited to areas that need to have a neat appearance, whilst having to withstand a lot of wear.


hl.5 (shAde)

hM drouGht lAndsCApe

hM CoAstAl

20% perennial ryegrass 25% strong Creeping red Fescue 20% slender Creeping red Fescue 5% Wood Meadow GrassA 10% smooth stalked Meadow Grass 15% sheeps Meadow Grass 5% highland Browntop Bent

35% tall Fescue 20% hard Fescue 10% smooth stalked Meadow Grass 20% slender Creeping red Fescue 10% Flattened Meadowgrass 5% mini clover blend

20% slender Creeping red Fescue 10% perennial ryegrass 20% strong Creeping red Fescue 15% perennial ryegrass 20% hard Fescue 10% Marsh Grass 5% Creeping Bentgrass

suitable for areas which spend a large proportion of the time in shaded areas. Formulated to be drought tolerant.

highly capable of withstanding quite severe arid/poor soil conditions, which are especially seen in the south of england in mid summer conditions.

Withstands salt laden spray that damages many grasses.

“i have been a groundsman for many years now and the speCiAlised expertise that i get from hurrells whether it is for polo grounds, cricket squares or lawns is a huGe support for me” David Pack – Professional Groundsman & Polo Specialist For more information please call 01377 271400 or visit www.hmseeds.co.uk page 23


WildFloWer Mixtures... Minster MeAdoWs stAndArd

Minster MeAdoWs CAlCereous

2.5% Cornflower, 2.5% Corn Marigold, 2.5% Corn Cockle, 2.5% Corn Chamomile, 2.5% Field poppy, 7.5% oxeye daisy, 5% small Burnet, 5% Common sainfoin, 5% Yarrow, 5% Yellow rattle, 2.5% Betony, 5% Common knapweed, 2.5% Common sorrel, 7.5% White Campion, 2.5% ragged robin, 10% lady’s Bedstraw, 2.5% st John’s Wort, 2.5% Birdsfoot trefoil, 2.5% Field scabious, 7.5% Meadow Buttercup, 7.5% self heal, 7.5% red Campion, 40% slender Creeping red Fescue, 20% Crested dogstail, 15% sheeps Fescue, 5% Meadow Foxtail, 5% sweet Vernal Grass, 5% small leafed timothy, 10% Common Bentgrass

7.5% oxeye daisy, 5% small Burnet, 7.5% red Campion, 10% lady’s Bedstraw, 5% Yellow rattle, 10% self heal, 5% hoary plantain, 5% Creeping Buttercup, 7% Meadow Buttercup, 5% Meadow sweet, 1.5% Meadow Cranesbill, 2.5% kidney Vetch, 7.5% Common knapweed, 2% Field scabious, 1.5% small scabious, 1.5% devil’s Bit scabious, 5% Yarrow, 5% Wild Carrot, 5% Common sainfoin, 1.5% Cowslip, 35% slender Creeping red Fescue, 20% Crested dogstail, 10% sheeps Fescue, 5% Yellow oatgrass, 5% sweet Vernal Grass, 10% Cocksfoot, 15% Common Bentgrass

this mixture is suitable for a wide range of neutral soils.

this mixture is suitable for chalk and sandy soils.

Minster MeAdoWs heAVY soils

Minster MeAdoWs eConoMY

12.5% oxeye daisy, 10% Meadow Buttercup, 10% White Campion, 2.5% Betony, 8% ribwort plantain, 2% Birdsfoot trefoil, 1-% self heal, 1.5% Cats ear, 2% ragged robin, 5% Yellow rattle, 5% Meadow sweet, 2% Meadow Vetchling, 2% st John’s Wort, 2% kidney Vetch, 8% Yarrow, 2% dark Mullien, 10% Common knapweed, 1.5% Autumn hawkbit, 2.5% Common sorrell, 1.5% purple loosestrife, 35% slender Creeping red Fescue, 20% Crested dogstail, 10% small leaved timothy, 5% Meadow Foxtail, 5% sweet Vernal Grass, 5% tufted hairgrass, 20% Common Bentgrass

2% Cornflower, 2% Corn Marigold, 2% Corn Cockle, 2% Corn Chamomile, 2% Field poppy, 5% oxeye daisy, 7.5% small Burnet, 5% Common sainfoin, 5% Yarrow, 5% Yellow rattle, 7.5% Common Vetch, 2.5% Common knapweed, 5% Common Flax, 2.5% Common sorrel, 5% White Campion, 5% Crimson Clover, 10% lady’s Bedstraw, 5% Birdsfoot trefoil, 5% Meadow Buttercup, 7.5% self heal, 7.5% red Campion, 45% slender Creeping red Fescue, 25% Crested dogstail, 10% sheeps Fescue, 5% small leaved timothy, 15% Common Bentgrass

suitable for clay, heavy, and moisture retentive soils.

designed to produce a good selection at a budget price.

(heavy duty & sports)

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cOrnField miXTUres... Mixtures inCludinG CornField AnnuAls

Mixtures not inCludinG CornField AnnuAls

AutuMn soWn (YeAr 1 AFter soWinG) march/April: cut to 7cm if required (no later than end of April) september/October: cut to 4cm after flowering.

AutuMn soWn (YeAr 1 AFter soWinG) march: cut to 4-7cm if there is sufficient material may: cut to 4-7cm in early may september: cut to 4cm after flowering

MAintenAnCe thereAFter march/April: cut to 4-7cm to remove excess grass september/October: cut to 4cm after flowering. sprinG soWn (YeAr 1 oF soWinG) August/October: cut to 4-7cm after flowering. Timing of this will depend on sowing time; a late spring sowing will result in a later flowering. MAintenAnCe thereAFter march/April: cut to 4-7cm to remove excess grass. september/October: cut to 4cm after flowering. 100% CornField AnnuAls These require reseeding annually to maintain a display. After several years of reseeding, a seed bank should have built up in the soil and simply disturbing the soil every year should stimulate regeneration from this seed bank.

MAintenAnCe thereAFter march/April: cut to 4-7cm to remove excess grass september/October: cut to 4cm after flowering sprinG soWn (YeAr 1 oF soWinG) six weeks after sowing cut to 4-7cm if there is sufficient material. may: cut to 4-7cm in early may, again if there is sufficient material. (i.e. if sward is higher than 10cm) september/October: cut to 4cm MAintenAnCe thereAFter march/April: cut to 4-7cm to remove excess grass september/October: cut to 4cm after flowering IN ALL CASES CLIPPINGS SHOULD BE REMOVED.

IN ALL CASES CLIPPINGS SHOULD BE REMOVED.

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W.A.s.p. cOATed seed... W.A.s.p. is the abbreviation for ‘Water Absorbing seed process’. This unique seed coating technology provides the seedling with additional water and nutritious elements from the very beginning. The innovate seed coat includes a water absorber, which ensures permanent humidity and a fast and safe germination. The additional water helps the seedling especially under dry conditions. nearly every kind of seed that we supply can now be supplied with our new WAsp system.

seed CoAtinG With huMiC ACids – this seed treatment affects the whole plant and its life. seeds – the treatment of the seeds with diluted humate solution stimulates the cell membranes as well as the metabolic activities and increases thereby the germination rate. roots – the capacity of the root to take up nutrients is increased by using humic acids. plAnt GroWth – the plant development increases by enhanced cell assimilation and photosynthesis.

some of our typical wasp coated mixtures... WAsp 1

WAsp 2

WAsp Fine Green

50% Cleopatra perennial ryegrass

50% Vesuvius perennial ryegrass

80% Musica Chewings Fescue

50% Verdi perennial ryegrass

50% Cleopatra perennial ryegrass

20% troy Bentgrass

We also have 100% smooth stalked meadow Grass for inclusion in Turf production mixtures and also a Fine Turf mixture. We are eager to deal with questions regarding this new seed treatment, so please call for information. Alternatively feel free to visit and take a look at the seed for yourself.

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A liTTle help... not everybody is aware of all of the species of grass that are available. The cultivars we use are all recommended by the ‘sTri’ which is the sports Turf research institute. each variety is given a score out of ten on the characteristics such as wear tolerance, summer greenness and many more. Aside from this, for those who do not have a significant knowledge of grasses, it may not be clear as to why we use the specific types in our mixtures. if the description below each mixture is not enough information, the table to the left will hopefully help give a better understanding of why we use what we do. This

ChArACteristiCs oF soMe turF speCies Wear tolerance disease tolerance drought tolerance speed of establishment nutrient requirements heat tolerance Fineness of leaf Cleaness of Cut salt tolerance shade tolerance shoot density submersion tolerance thatch production Cold tolerance

also enables you to tailor make your own mixture. When looking at the table, you can see the marks out of ten for characteristics of the various grasses, allowing you to focus on the results you want to obtain and choosing the best species for these requirements. We are always happy to help you find the perfect mixture which is why you can speak to one of our specialists at any time. if you do not have access to an sTri list for information about the cultivars, we will gladly go through this with you to help you find the perfect cultivar. We stock some of the most highly rated seed available.

perennial ryegrass

strong Creeping red Fescue

Chewings Fescue

slender Creeping red Fescue

sheeps/ hard Fescue

tall Fescue

smooth stalked Meadow Grass

Creeping Bent

Fine leaved Bent

10 8 4 10 9 2 2 3 4 5 3 2 1 2

4 7 6 8 6 5 4 7 5 5 4 4 4 3

3 5 7 7 4 6 8 8 7 6 9 4 5 3

4 4 8 6 4 6 8 8 8 6 9 4 6 3

3 5 8 6 3 5 9 9 9 7 9 3 6 4

7 8 9 5 7 8 1 2 7 6 2 5 3 3

9 7 5 2 8 5 3 5 4 5 5 4 3 6

2 2 5 4 9 7 6 6 5 5 8 3 9 6

1 2 3 3 7 5 6 6 5 5 9 3 7 5

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sOWinG rATes soWinG rAte kG/M² standard Areas

20g/m²

35g/m²

Football

80

150

seed rates (per 20kg bag)

Coverage given M²

Football

225

375

5g/m²

4,000m²

rugby

150

250

10g/m²

2,000m²

tennis

5.5

10

15g/m²

1,333m²

Cricket

10.5

18

20g/m²

1,000m²

8

32

56

25g/m²

800m²

2.5

10

17.5

30g/m²

666m²

35/m²

571m²

Bowls Golf

5g/m²

AreA CoVered, per 20kG BAG, At the FolloWinG seedinG rAtes

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seed rAtes For lArGer lAndsCAped AreAs seed rates g/m²

kg per hectare req.

kg per Acre req.

15

150

60

20

200

80

25

250

100

30

300

120

35

350

140

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sOil ph And TUrF GrOWTh perennial ryegrass smooth stalked Meadow Grass

AlkAline

Creeping Bent

ACid

Browntop Bent Chewings Fescue slender and strong Creeping red Fescue hard and sheep's fescue Annual Meadow Grass

4.o

5.o

6.o

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7.o

8.o


phleUm BerTOlOnii – piccOlO - superb for cold Wet Areas VerY hiGh WinterhArdiness Timothy has from nature the very best cold tolerance. it grows very well in the northern scandinavian under long days and low temperature. The normal timothe for forage is phleum pratense but piccOlO is of the special low and small leaved timothy types - phelum bertolonii - and is especially breed for aminity use under cold and wet conditions.

rATinG density

Winter hardiness

l

Tolerance to submersion

l

colour

l

l

piccOlO sTri reFerence comparable with smooth-stalked meadow-grass Water Tolerance

Visual merit

5.6

4.8

shoot density

4.3

slow regrowth

6.2

piCC

the a olo extre nswer t o m wet e cold an cond d ition .

recommended use of piCColo cold and wet areas l extremely cold tolerant l tolerates submersion for more months l high density under regurlarly mowing l Grows well also under short days reCoMMended use oF piCColo Cold And Wet AreAs

niCe densitY

use

reCoMMendAtion

density is normally not linked to timothy but piccOlO offers a very nice dense carpet of grass beeing of the Bertolonii type and not of the the normal forage types. Under normal mowing as lawn piccOlO has a very nice density with a soft growt habit - excellent for lawns.

lawns

in pure stand

lawns

in mixture with poa pratensis-20 % teno

sMAll leAVes And A VerY niCe GenerAl AppeArAnCe

sportsfields

Mixture with piccolo pratensis and perennial ryegrass-20 % perennial ryegrass.

The leaves of piccOlO are broader than for most perennial ryegrasses but the general appearance is very good with a light green to bluish look. piccOlO can be recommended in mixtures but the very best look will appear when used in pure stand.

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quality seed everytime

hurrells (hurrell & mclean seeds ltd) Beverley road cranswick driffield. east yorkshire. yO25 9pF Tel: +44(1377) 271400 Fax: +44(1377) 271500 www.hmseeds.co.uk

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Hurrells