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By Pootle

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We have a considerable area at the front of the house planted with conifers, and evergreen shrubs. Spring to early summer it is covered in daffs, wild blue bells, crocus, primroses etc. Trouble is after flowering weeds take over and we I can't keep on top of them. I Work full time and while I don't relish the thought of digging up spring flowers I need to surpress the weeds. Grateful for any ideas



Primrose should be fine, they provide a bit of ground cover as long as it doesn't get too dry. Crocus will grow up through other ground cover, so they can be left in too. The bluebells are a bit of a problem, and if your daffodils are full sized rather than miniature, their foliage will lay on top of any ground cover you plant around and about. Miniature daffs will not cause this problem. Depending on the size of bare ground (or ground with spring stuff) you want to cover, the following make pretty good ground cover and are evergreen: Campanula muralis (sun or shade), Hebe 'Youngii' (likes a bit of sun though) Cotoneaster Queen of Carpets (sun/shade), Ajuga reptans (shade), Geranium macrorrhizum (shade) and in sun, Helianthemum, Arabis, Oregano aureum, Halimiocistus

21 Jun, 2010


Thankyou very much for the information, it's very much appreciated

21 Jun, 2010

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