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Paul Anderson

I was thinking of Lavenders, Sedum, Rosemary, Hebe, Elephants ear, Euphorbia and Tyme. 

 

Any other suggestions would be much appreciated??

Creeping rosemary is nice, what about alpiny things like thrift?
Paul Anderson

Hi Rebecca

 

I was thinking things other than alpiny plants

nutcutlet

If elephants ear is bergenia I don't think it will look it's best in a dry rock garden.

Dianthus should be OK

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I did see a small rose growing in sand dunes in devon, but no idea what its called. Sea holly would grow there too
Hortum-cretae

Fascicularia bicolor?. Mediterranean stuff - small euphorbias, eucomis.  However, here we have to take account of the winters, so I'd stick with the tough ones. Penstemon pinifolius, armeria, campanula 'Birch Hybrid', sempervivums, geranium cantabrigiense.  HC

Would evening primrose work? Trying to remember what Cleve West used this year at chelsea
Paul Anderson

(((30cm max height)), I wasn't going to actually plant elephants ear in the border because it would not balance I was just throwing it in as an idea incase it prompted another suggestion  

Paul Anderson

Yes maybe a bearded Iris would work at the back to give some height hmm thanks for that 

nutcutlet

What's 30cm in old money? 15 or 16 inches?

I shall have to remove by verbenas and some of the salvias

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nutcutlet

That's small.

I've got a nice little pink Oenothera,  seeds about, looks nice with that annual Briza that's on one of the current ID threads. Oenothera rosea. Likes dry, it seeds in the gravel drive. 

 

Valerian? It can get a bit carried away tho, but in a poorer soil it would be ok
Paul Anderson

Yes Valerian is a good idea for poor soil however quite rightly it does get a little carried away so would not be suitable on this occasion Yep its very small, Pink Oenothera, I will look that one up thanks Nutcutlet 

nutcutlet

Some of the smaller grasses maybe? Festuca glauca, Stipa tenuissima