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ronnied

By Ronnied

United Kingdom Gb

I have just re-done my stream yet again and decided to use a concrete/cement base as my dogs were damaging the pond liner ,,any way any ideas on how i can cover the unslighty concreted sides ? moss or something i need something to grow fast as it looks so unslightly



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I love the rocks, they are pretty and have nice colours. I can see your concrete sides, and I think you want to plant something along the edge which will hang over. Moss I think only grows in shady areas and by the looks of your pic these are in full sun. Perhaps a ground cover of some kind which grows fast. I don't know any names of them but I used to have some, also with pink or mauve flowers and they grew over my rock wall quite speedy. You'll have to buy them at the nursery I think, so why not ask them. Also, you don't want them to start running over your lawn ( the creepers ), lol. Maybe there is a fern which can stand full sun too, that would look nice.

22 Jul, 2008

 

Marguerite is right - moss needs cool, damp and shady conditions to grow. Ferns also need shade - I can't think of any that enjoy sunny places. Why not more grasses for now, like the lovely one in the photo - is it a Stipa? Then try low-growing plants like Creeping Jenny, small yellow flowers - it's 'Lysimachia nummulaaaria 'Aurea' - or 'Convululus sabatius' mauve flowers, or Persicaria affinis . In the spring there's lots of choice - Aubrieta, Saponaria ocymoides, Iberis sempervirens, Alyssum saxatile, Phlox subulata etc. Once you have these established your stream will look so pretty!

22 Jul, 2008

 

PUT SOME GRITTY SOIL INBETWEEN YOUR ROCKS. PLANT NEPETA - LAMIUM(WHITE NANCY), CAMPANULA, mERCADONIA. WATER REGULARLY FOR FIRST MONTH UNTIL IT ALL GETS ESTABLISHED.

22 Jul, 2008

 

Would love to see some up-to-date pictures of this stream.
Did you find a way of disguising the concrete?

20 Sep, 2013

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