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Small plants to grow in gravel between paving stones

Any suggestions of something small and cottagey that I can plant between the stones in this circular arrangement shown in the lower right of the photo? 



  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,124
    What is the underlying soil like, and how much sun does it get? If it's well-drained and gets plenty of sun, thymes should do well, and so will many "rockery" plants - things like sedums, sempervivums, saxifrages.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,378
    Erigeron Karvinskianus
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,565
    Erigeron is lovely. There's also Dianthus carthusianorum. 

    See the source image

  • thanks
    : )

  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,824
    Dianthus deltoides Flashing lights, any of the smaller sedums (Sedum White Cape, Sedums Dragon's Blood, Sedum Sexangulare, Sedum Spathulifolium, Sedum Pachyclados, Sedum Coral Carpet, Sedum Lemon Ball). Any creeping Thyme.  Arabis coburgii.  

    If you can add a tiny amount of soil around the roots when you plant them, that will help.  Water regularly during the first summer to get them established, but after that they should look after themselves, as long as the roots can reach soil (and are not just surrounded by mortar/concrete).
  • brilliant, thanks!
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