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Hello All, 

After a few suggestions for groundcover options... Have just cleared an resonably large area at the bottom of the garden of weeds and general detritus... soil is really poor, a layer of dust covering soil thats like concrete... 

Not sure what I really want to do with the area, so want something to grow that will keep weeds down, until I get decide what to do... but also something thats not going to be a total nightmare to get rid of once I do get round to cultivating it... 

Any suggestions?




My first thought is seed it with grass. 

 Did cross my mind! Was looking at a grass and wildflower mix but... thought I'd check on here to see if anyone thought of anything better...


Have to get rid of those stumps to mowing, hard work there.

What's the aspect seb? 







View in the pic is looking south west....  Does get pretty baked... 



wild flowers might be a good way to go. They put up with a lot.  


How about hardy geraniums? Lovely flowers and the bees love them too.....


I think a wild flower meadow mix would be good too. They can look lovely. Here is a pic of one we saw in Yorkshire last summer.


Seems ideal for wild meadow planting. Dig it in or weedkiller later when you decide what to do
Heathers too.....the carnea, winter type....would do well there. Lovely yellow foliage, orangey red foliage, grey green and green plus late winter and early sring flowers

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