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09/03/2014 at 08:40

We have an awkward gap on the outside of our boundary fence between the gravel boards and public footpath. The only thing that seems to grow in there is weeds.

It's about 5-6ins wide, not very deep, runs downhill and has direct sunlight all day.

Does anyone have any plant suggestions that would thrive in these conditions?

Thank you

09/03/2014 at 09:27
Try some low growing alpines. Someone im sure will be able to give further advice, im not good on the names but have alook in local GC.
09/03/2014 at 10:53

Thyme naturally grows in such conditions and is available in a wide variety of forms.  It won't grow very high but once established will act as ground cover and provide nectar for wildlife as well as being available for the kitchen.

09/03/2014 at 11:00

Any of the lavenders would like those conditions, and they will bush up and fill the gap, plus provide nectar.

09/03/2014 at 11:39

Good suggestions there. I have a similar strip on the outside of my fence and I'm just going to stick a line of heathers along it. I don't really like them, but it will provide easily maintained cover and is also good for wildlife especially at this time of year.

09/03/2014 at 12:02
The thyme idea is good but because you don't have a vast width to fill, the creeping variety would work well (hopefully). It layers nicely so spreads as far as you will allow it go. Bees love it. And it is evergreen so won't leave unsightly gaps in the winter. Of course, if you want to grow a particular plant, you can bet it won't co-operate.
09/03/2014 at 19:46

Thank you everybody you've been so helpful. I think I'm going to try Thyme because I like to use it in my cooking.

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