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What alpine plants are trailing

Andrew 12Andrew 12 Posts: 2
Hi there I'm doing a project for my village just now and just done all round the war memorial with granite setts, granite kirbs and put new seats and fence round the area. Ive got 2 huge granite troughs I'm going to plant up with alpines but the troughs are 16 inches high and i would like to plant the front of them with something trailing I'm hoping theres something of the alpine variety i can use, budget isn't much of a problem. Just need ideas of something to use thats not ivy.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,093

    Not a alpines but the smaller thymes will hang over an edge

  • LiznessLizness Posts: 79

    Not true alpines I expect:

    Phlox (subulata?) often sold as alpine/ground cover Phlox are good in Spring, rather unbeatable but struggle with them browning off?

    Lysimachia nummularia aurea- Gold nice foliage

    Nepeta Grannilocks- Good varieagated foliage.

     

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 8,113

    The tiny Dianthus......they spread well, evergreen, love the sun and are perfumed as well.  Various shades......a really nice plant.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,093

    No true alpines Lizness but alpine is Garden Centre language meaning small plant

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 8,113

    imageGarden Centre language............another much loved one is "Will suit most situations".....translation. ."We've  got a hell of a lot of these and need to shift them quick"

  • LiznessLizness Posts: 79

    Or can sell in small pot flowering

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Helianthemums are always a good during the summer months.

    The following link is an excellent alpine nursery and reliable.

    http://www.craigiehallnursery.co.uk/ourshop/cat_582562-Helianthemum.html

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