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Jammy1981Jammy1981 Posts: 14
edited February 2021 in Garden design
Hello all, I'm looking for some ideas for what plants to put in my very slim border between retaining walls. See pictures, it's a sunny spot but only about 30cm wide and 60cm deep. There are currently three patio roses planted there but I would really like to fill it up. Thanks


  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    I had an osteospurnum that spread well flowered continuously if dead headed and would flop over the brick wall.
  • delskidelski Posts: 274
    Good thing about osteos is that they are easy to root from cuttings in water so if you know anyone you could get some for free.
    If it wasn't so sunny I'd have a row of heuchera!
    For a sunny spot I'd go for aubretia because I love those mounds of bright colours. I'd also maybe put some crocosmia but I'm not sure if they tolerate drying out.
    Depends what you want! Asters (forgot name change) for late summer/autumn colour.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,683
    smaller nepeta, or helianthemum would work too
  • Thank you so much! Ideally I would like a combination of something taller and possibly evergreen combined with pretty and possibly trailing.... I do like grasses for texture as well. Any combo planting ideas? 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,683
    stipa tenuissima would be ok there and some euonymus for evergreens
  • Those little mexican daisies Erigeron are really lovely - mine are still flowering now!

  • delskidelski Posts: 274
    Well, something taller would be linaria purpurea but don't pay for it! Lots of people see it as a weed since it seeds freely, but I like the tall spikes of purple flowers and so do the bees. Another thing that somebody you know could give you for free.
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