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Steep embankment ideas

Wrigs21Wrigs21 Posts: 163
edited May 2021 in Plants
Hi all

Having issues with a steep embankment. Once the bulbs die away the weeds quickly take over. Planted some geraniums and vinca that I thought would take over but this hasn’t been the case. 

Any suggestions for ground cover that’s not weeds! 


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 10,531
    I've got a ground covering Teucrium which has pink flowers and is now rapidly colonising my sloping rockery (inherited). Unfortunately I can't remember which variety it is, got it from a specialist grower at Malvern one year. Another good plant is the prostrate rosemary and also thyme.
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 4,050

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,871
    Ajuga makes a good mat, but as with any ground cover you need to keep it weeded while it gets established.  I've also used variegated ivy over a very shady bank.  It looked good and worked pretty well to suppress weeds.
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • sjb_csjb_c Posts: 41
    Muehlenbeckia complexa makes a good ground cover - it grows quickly and when you want to transplant some to another area you just pull a clump up and plant elsewhere - and I think it's very pretty :)
  • Wrigs21Wrigs21 Posts: 163
    Thanks all. Think fleabane would work? 
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