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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:25 am    Post subject: Rapid Ground cover ? Reply with quote

Hello - looking for some ideas for rapidly growing ground cover for around a pond. The bank is steep (not boggy, can be very dry in summer) and hard to maintain so a plant (or plants) that is very low maintenance, and that would block weeds would be great. Colour would be great too. Any advice?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Novice. Cotoneaster dammerii is a very quick growing ground cover. It has a small white flower in summer and red berries in autumn / winter. It copes quite well with dry soil.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:54 pm    Post subject: Rapid ground cover plants on a dry steep bank Reply with quote

Novice, the following plants cover all your requests...
Stachys "Silver Carpet"
Ajuga reptans "Atropurpurea"
Nepeta X mussinii
Santolinia chaecyparissus (or virens)
Thymus
Hypericum calycinum
Vinca Major (or minor)

No flower colour to speak of.....
Euonymus fortunei
Juniperus horizontalis (or squamata)

All these plants a relatively low maintenance.
The are all to a lesser or greater degree rapid growing.
You will still have to keep the bank weed free for the first few years after planting to aid establishment and closure.

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