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Gerrymadden
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:06 pm    Post subject: Groundcover for side of ditch Reply with quote

Hi all,

I'm back again with a question regarding my ditch. I am now looking for an [b]evergreen groundcover type plant to grow over the side of my ditch to face the roadside. I have been thinking of rubus tricolor at the moment, but thats because I haven't come across anything else. i would love other suggestions on something evergreen with nice leaves, flowering optional.

Thanks a mill
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vincas do very well in those situations, and you have the bonus of flowers too.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I came across a Euonymus purple winter creeper at the weekend, nice shrub and it might suit.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as sive says the vincas are great for ground cover and there are several varieties with various colours in the leaves.if the area is shaded pachysandra is a lovely evergreen with nicely shaped leaves.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hedera helix 'Hibernica'
ground cover Irish ivy ,will grow in shady dirches and smother competition
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