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Im having a new garden path made with bricks, and im going to have gaps either side...I dont want tht filled in with cement I was thinking of putting soil in and growing plants in the cracks (Wanting it to look rustic and tht its been there years) wht seeds or plants would grow in between the cracks?



One idea would be to have low-growing carpeters that don't mind the occasional foot on them. Plants such as thyme or chamomile would also release scent

24 Apr, 2011


I have pansies that have self seeded between paving slabs. When there are too many I just weed a few out. They look very pretty. I've also seen violets between slabs.
I have thyme between slabs on a path too. The woolly one is doing best. Silver edged leaf one and lemon scented one both died off - maybe they took being walked on less well.

There's a company in the US called "Stepables" which sells plants that you can step on. Have a look at their website. It's been redesigned since I first found it - I think the plant selector has been taken off, but it's still worth looking at for ideas.

24 Apr, 2011


Mossy saxifrages self seed readily in our garden and many appear in the cracks between slabs. A 'walkable' plant is Azorella trifolia (or something like that). It is a green plant and as hard as nails.

25 Apr, 2011

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