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Plants or rockery to prevent a landslide??!

emski_fletcheremski_fletcher Chester, UKPosts: 41
We’ve been fortunate to acquire some land to extend our garden over the past year and amongst it all we have a play tunnel/hill that solved an excess earth problem for us! I planted a few things in in the Autumn but we’ve had a good testing with the rain and, of course, we’ve suffered some land sliding! My question is, would you go with a rockery set up to prevent movement or are there some great plants that will quickly knit it together?

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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 10,535
    I'd stick with plants, the roots will knit together in time and stop the soil from slipping.
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 894
    Hardy geraniums would probably work there. And strawberry plants.
  • D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,954
    Funnily enough @Ilikeplants I was going to suggest exactly the same as that is what I have on the steeper more awkward part of my garden and they work very well. 
    "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
  • PianoplayerPianoplayer Posts: 624
    Don't have suggestions, but just wanted to say how great!
  • D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,954
    I agree @Pianoplayer, I did mean to say when I posted. :)
    "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 894
    Good taste @D0rdogne_Damsel, it would look very Hobbit like, great for children.
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