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Please can anybody suggest or recommend plants I can grow on dry stone wall? Which one looks good and also work well?

Thank you




  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Tried the rhs website kru?

  • If you can get pockets of soil then campanulas are lovely, I also grow violets in my walls and phlox. Trying to get as much flowers in for the bees etc. Flea bane seems to do well. I just googled 'plants for dry stone walls' in images and quite a lot comes up.

  • higgy50higgy50 Posts: 184

    Aubretia works well and is good for pollinators. I also like fleabane as suggested above.



  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,988
    edited September 2019

    Sedums for rockeries work well too, they don't need much earth or water.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I love the lichen image

  • krukru Posts: 9

    Dave had a glance at rhs site. 

    Dashwood I have tried Google search plants for dry stone wall. As, I am naive at gardening I wanted to know other people experience. Thank you for the suggestions. I will google them too. image

    higgy50, busy lizzie, nutcutlet, Thank you for the suggestions.

    Please keep your suggestions or recommendations coming in. 

    Thank you

  • higgy50higgy50 Posts: 184

    Verdun, that sounds lovely and great to keep the interest going throughout the summer months!

    Arabis is a good suggestion and the one I had in my old garden gave off a lovely scent.

    The other thing that I have grown on the dry parts of my rockery are Californian Poppy, they would like the dry conditions and add a lovely splash of bright orange although you can get pink and cream varieties also. Only annual but might be worth buying a packet of seed and sprinkling over the gaps in the wall and see what grows!?...

  • higgy50higgy50 Posts: 184

    I grow them in my wildflower area but as you say they don't last long. An alternative which might be worth a go I know as Pheasant's Eye? These are bright red and flower for longer than poppies during June and July. I had one just pop up in the garden a couple of years ago and by dead-heading kept it going for quite some time.

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