A perennial favourite, providing good pheasant cover for many years. Artichokes do, however, require management to prevent the crop from getting too thick and lodging, thus preventing easy access for game birds.

Oakbank’s supplier provides nice even sized tubers, very suitable for mechanical planting. For more details please contact the office.

Pack size: 25kgs. Seed rate: 400-500kgs/acre.

Reed Canary Grass

Many shoots have discovered the holding powers of a good crop of canary grass. It can warm up exposed areas and hold birds right through the season. Annual management of canary grass is essential, but with the correct management it should provide cover for 6-10 years. It has many of the qualities of far more expensive alternatives, such as Miscanthus, providing a tremendous cover when planted correctly in wide rows.

Reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) is the native strain and is clearly distinctive from canary grass (Phalaris aquatica) in its growth habit, being more upright and reed like. We recommend the Reed type for cover crop purposes.

Pack size: 2.5kgs. Discuss seed rates for your site with us before ordering