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Dan.troDan.tro Posts: 7

Ca I have some suggestions for plant which will grow on a steep bank, need to be low maintenance but provide good ground cover/spread. The soil is dry and stony and at the moment only has moss growing on it. There is a heather which is doing well but not spreading so what do people suggest? 


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,716

     If it's covered in moss - it a bit shady  Dan? Heathers prefer a bit of sun so maybe that's why it's not doing much. A pic would be great if you can manage it. 

    However, Periwinkles will grow there - Vinca. The flowers are shades of blue or purple and there's also a white variety. Hardy Geraniums will be happy there whether it's sunny or a bit shady and they come in lots of colours. Easy to obtain and maintain. Euonymous are variegated shrubs which will be happy there - no real flowers but evergreen and easy to keep. Brunnera is another useful low grower and is also evergreen - small blue flowers on those usually -  it likes a bit of shade but it doesn't like it too dry so if you can give a bit more info on the conditions that would really help. Lamium also likes a similar situation to Brunnera. Small  purple/pink/white flowers depending on variety image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Hello Dan, i agree with "fairygirl" a brunnera would be brilliant here theres many varieties to choose from but here is a few, Brunnera Jack frost? Brunnera Hadspen Cream? have a look yourself....and reasonably priced to be honest!

    Happy planting


  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Plantaholic please see my post on Newbie thread.

  • Dan.troDan.tro Posts: 7

    Thanks guys i'll have a trawl through and see what I like. This is the area Fairygirl, it's on the west side of the house which does get light but shady later on due to houses on that side.



    you can see the bareish patch in the middle where nothing seems to take and the heather (I think it's that)

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