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05/06/2014 at 12:53

Even my newly planted bergenia in another bed is about a foot wide - I think those lovely big shiny leaves would get trashed by the wheelie bins.

05/06/2014 at 20:07

..I would think twice about planting this Geranium in a 6 inch width....it has an indefinite spread and would be almost impossible to contain in such a small space..

..this one was planted as a single stem with root 4 years ago...it's now 4 foot wide each way...

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48289.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

05/06/2014 at 20:19

If I spoke to it nicely and asked it to grow outwards rather than across the path???

 I could explain about the danger of getting its toes run over by the wheelie bin 

05/06/2014 at 20:27

How about Geranium cantabrigiensis. A cross between macrorrhizum and dalmaticum. Less likely to hang over the edge as is smaller.

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/92274/Geranium-x-cantabrigiense-Biokovo/Details

http://www.perennials.com/plants/geranium-cantabrigiense-cambridge.html

but don't buy any

05/06/2014 at 20:30

A friend of mine has got some lovely ferns down the side of her house, they add a bit of height and seems fairly sturdy.  Not sure if that is any help. 

05/06/2014 at 20:33

hosta lancifolia is a lovely , tough as old boots hosta which is pretty small.

05/06/2014 at 20:46

Thinking about this again. What about some prettily coloured small leaved ivy? Tough as old boots, easy to haul out and won't attack the wheelie bins on their trips to the kerb..............

05/06/2014 at 20:47

Sweet woodruff?

05/06/2014 at 20:51

 

Dovefromabove wrote (see)

If I spoke to it nicely and asked it to grow outwards rather than across the path???

 I could explain about the danger of getting its toes run over by the wheelie bin 

...well, I can't see it, as it soon gets away from you, but anything is worth a try I suppose... 'Cambridge' much the same...

...Fuchsia 'Genii' any good...?

05/06/2014 at 20:59

I think the Ajuga is as good a suggestion as anything Dove. Most plants are going to be too big one way or another and the flowers are great for bees too. Some of the small Euphorbias or the prostrate Gaultheria are the only other things I can think  of that would stay compact although there's certainly a few very dwarf  Hostas.

 

05/06/2014 at 20:59

Just spotted this in the mail from GW for dry shade. 

http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/features/flowers/plants-for-dry-shade/4787.html 

05/06/2014 at 21:07

I've got the answer - a smaller wheelie bin ...

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