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26/10/2012 at 13:59

Hi does any body know what plants suit stony area - lots of different sizes of stones.

That's if there is any plant that would not mind being in stones with not much soil right at the base of the stones.

Do I need to add a bit of compost to the area? Would that help for any plant?

It is in full sun about 50cms long by 30cms wide.

Any help would be good 

26/10/2012 at 14:24

A mixture of Thyme varieties might be nice and some miniature bulbs for the spring?

 

26/10/2012 at 15:21

what sort of bulbs like these conditions

26/10/2012 at 21:36

I don't think there are many plants that would grow in stones without much soil. You could look up plants for rock gardens but they are usually on the small side. Sedums might manage if you gave them a bit of compost.

27/10/2012 at 16:37

species tulips should make it. crocuses probably and any of those bulbs that like really good drainage. Not narcissi.

27/10/2012 at 17:53

You can still have poor drainage even with stony soil so check that before planting anything.

If well drained then almost any alpine plant would grow there. Campanulas, Silverf Saxifrages, Sedums, Dianthus and dozens more. Just keep them watered until the roots have managed to spread out under the stones.

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