Hello, I have a really nice spreading plant that I bought especially for a new planter on my new decking (that I've built myself !!!)
The plants I've got are Clematic Chantilly for heigt up the fence with next door and Geranium Rozanne, for ground cover in the planter, just those two plants (for now). I have a question though about how to best utilise the planter and the geranium.
I want to be able to keep the planter decorative, it'll be about 80cm x 70cm and about 30cm deep (not built as yet). And dont want to see a lot of bare soil so my first though was to cover it with stones or gravel, but this would necessitate a cover of fabric to keep the stones/soil separate. If the geranium is a plant that spreads, will I hinder it's growth by using stones and fabric?
Shoul dI just put up with seeign the soil until the plant is big enough to spread to fill the planter? I know this wont take too long as it a vigorous specimine, any advice will be greatfully received!