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17/06/2014 at 21:24

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


Any other suggestions would be much appreciated??

17/06/2014 at 21:45
Creeping rosemary is nice, what about alpiny things like thrift?
17/06/2014 at 22:02

Hi Rebecca


I was thinking things other than alpiny plants

17/06/2014 at 22:03
How tall?
17/06/2014 at 22:04

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

Dianthus should be OK

17/06/2014 at 22:05
What about phlomis?
17/06/2014 at 22:08

salvias, verbena, 

17/06/2014 at 22:08
I did see a small rose growing in sand dunes in devon, but no idea what its called. Sea holly would grow there too
17/06/2014 at 22:10

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

17/06/2014 at 22:15
Would evening primrose work? Trying to remember what Cleve West used this year at chelsea
17/06/2014 at 22:15
Bearded iris would love it
17/06/2014 at 22:16

(((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  

17/06/2014 at 22:17

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

17/06/2014 at 22:18

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

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

17/06/2014 at 22:19
About a foot
17/06/2014 at 22:22

Yes a foot indeed Its a challenge 

17/06/2014 at 22:24

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. 


17/06/2014 at 22:30
Valerian? It can get a bit carried away tho, but in a poorer soil it would be ok
17/06/2014 at 22:41

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 

17/06/2014 at 22:45

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

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