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competition for ground ivy



  • These are all very good suggestions and @Fairygirl thank you. I can always rely on you for good suggestions. Can anyone think of anything taller? The area slopes downwards so I wouldn’t be able to see the lower growing bulbs etc unless I was right there. 

  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 1,079
    Hydrangea Petiolaris, climbing hydrangea might work. You can grow it up one of the oaks, or arrange a climbing frame.
    They are slow to get going, but i have one in a dryish shady spot.
    Sunny Dundee
  • I love petioralis @Balgay.Hill. I’m training two up the house and want another. Hadn’t thought of that one. I’ll have to consider it. I like the idea of ferns too. 
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,604
    Euphorbia amagdaloides, Skimmia, Actaea and Polygonatum are a few more that have worked for me.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    In those conditions, I would try Alchemilla Mollis and Bergenia Cordifolia. 
  • Some excellent ideas going on here guys. Thank you. 
  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,477
    And foxgloves,  nice shallow rooting and self seeding, that should add some hight 😀
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