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Ground cover plants - suggestions

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 18:43

Thanks for the suggestions so far.

Any thoughts on Isotoma fluviatillis "Blue Star Creeper"

Found it on a site called - stepables.com

Link

Kevin.

Ground cover plants - suggestions

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 19:09

I'm looking for suggestions of good ground covering plants.

It's for a border area, around the edge of a lawn with a large hedge behind the border.

I'm looking for plants that will spread a thick "carpet" the width and length of the border, not grow too tall and will suppress weed growth.

But the plants will also need to be hardy enough to withstand being stood on with a step ladder.  So that we can maintain the hedge behind the border.

Also nice colour or berries etc would be a bonus...

Thanks for any advice you can give.

Kevin.

Fuschia advice

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 18:45

Thanks for all the help.

I've now moved them all back inside we'll see how it goes.

Kevin.

Fuschia advice

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 18:43

Thanks for the advice.

They did start off in a spare bedroom, we were watering just by pouring water onto the top of the pots.  Then 2 of the smallest ones lost their leaves, we thought it was too warm for them with the central heating on in the bedroom.

So we moved them into the polythene zip-up cover greenhouse, outside now a couple more are starting to go the sameway.

Would you say the best option would be to put them on a window sill in the spare bedroom, turn the radiator down or off, and just mist them every few days?

Kevin.

Fuschia advice

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 19:09

I was wondering if anyone could give me advice for young Fuschia plants.

Just bought 28 plants, potted them into individual pots.  Now they are outside in a pop-up plastic greenhouse.

But some are starting to wilt, 2 have lost all their leaves.

Any advice on growing such young plants, also with the pop-up plastic greenhouse should the door be closed all the time, or when should I open it and for how long.

Thanks for any help you can give, please keep in mind I have basic gardening skills.

Kevin.

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Ground cover plants - suggestions

I'm looking for suggestions of good ground covering plants. 
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Fuschia advice

Leaves starting to drop of new Fuschias. 
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Last Post: 20/04/2012 at 18:45
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