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ground covering plants


By Cchbdh

United Kingdom Gb

We have a sloping back garden with sun in the afternoon, the soil is very sandy and we were wondering what sort of ground covering plants would be good for here?



i have a range of Lamium [dead nettles], Ajuga [bugle] and slightly larger are the whole world of hardy geraniums., though you may have to add compost to the planting holes.
welcome to GoY too.

13 Apr, 2009


Lesser periwinkle would work too as would some of the sedums and sempervivums oh and some of the saxifrages

13 Apr, 2009


I know some dianthus´too. If the earth is containing lime, there will do the Dianthus plumarius.
If not, Dianthus deltoides, D. gratianopolitanus. You can easily look, what PH-wishes all european plants have by: The side is in German, Jou see the need of lime or acid under: "Reaktionszahl". ! means very sour, 9 means very chalky, basic. If You cannot handle the informations in German, I´ll do it for You. But it would be good to know the acidity. Nelke.

13 Apr, 2009

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