I would like to plant up some bare patches among my healthy heather plants any suggestions would be welcome.
I know that some people don't consider grasses to be 'flowering plants' but I think that some of them have beautiful flowers or inflorescences, and I think the movement of grasses in the wind would look beautiful and in keeping with heathers.
The smaller varieties of the rhododendron family azaleas etc will love the acid conditions that erica thrive in. Pic the smaller ones they will go ok.
Thanks to Dovefromabove and Dave Morgan will try both of your suggestions.
Verdun - thanks for your suggestion of small conifers which is just what I have in my other heather bed and I'm pleased with that result. With this bed I wanted a bit more colour on show.
Again thanks for taking the time to suggest and reply.
I say this as a Scot: dig the heathers up and burn them. lol That's just my opinion. I hate the flippin things. Live and let live , each to his own. I'm so glad we're all different.
I started work in the garden centre industry in 1979 , and it was all, ground cover/ heather, dwarf conifer( I blame Adrian Bloom ). I've never got over it.
Verdun, have you seen this new video of Bressingham?
Those island beds and wonderful perennials at Bressingham were Alan Bloom's work.
I should think the conifer/heather thing makes Adrian cringe now, it was 30 or 40 years ago but it's what he's noted for