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Ideas for planting in bricks...

I have a few LBC bricks lying around (the ones with the V-shaped groove in them) and was wondering whether there was anything that could be planted in them, considering they be relatively shallow. I was thinking mosses, or something normally used as ground cover, and shade-loving, that would cope with the winter. I was thinking Ivy, Periwinkle, etc. possily? Not sure how happy they'd be happy with such shallow planting, however.

Any thoughts, or alternative ideas?


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,409
    Sedums, Sempervivums? But they would need some sun. I have some growing happily in an old curved roof tile.
  • SR298SR298 Posts: 31
    Ii depends on what sort of plant you were looking for but I recently came across Soleirolia soleirolii, it’s barely needs any soil and is a spreader. Will happily grow in shade or sun ( can take over) - but Good for covering things - I’m attempting to make a feature and covering it with this,as it covers like a mat and picks out the contours of shapes/landscapes etc. Hope you find what you’re looking for. 
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