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Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149
Hi folks, I was wondering if anyone knows of an evergreen version of an alchemilla mollis type plant that will flop over the edge of a border hiding a multitude of uneven concretey edge sins all year round.


  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149
    I also have a 14 by 8 foot area of unplanted front garden that I want to fill with evergreens for an all year round display but they need to be fairly low growing, nothing higher than 3 feet.

    I am struggling to think of a plan, might have to go and look on pinterest.
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Any of the heucheras or tiarellas would do. They are evergreen and a bit sprawly. Pulmonarias are also more or less evergreen but not so attractive a plant. And there is also geranium macrohizzum that would do the job.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Pat EPat E Posts: 11,703

    You might also think about a weeping Rosemary - you can have the added advantage of a kitchen herbs well as small flowers which the bees love.

    S. E. NSW
  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149
    Great thanks, I love the idea of evergreen herbs as we want to get some herbs out there somewhere.

    Alchemilla mollis dies down in winter here jo47completely and comes back up in summer. I have two and they only ever seem to be 'out' after the bluebells and dies away in October.

    Tiarellas I've been wanting to try or a while so I'll definitely order some of those hogweed.

    I'll go and look those all up Verdun, I do like euphorbia, was thinking of trying the 'bonfire' variety. Thanks everyone.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,322

    I have some low growing Gaultherias which are evergreen. They prefer some shade but will  take sun if the ground's reasonably moist. Little white flowers (like Pieris) followed by red berries. Pachysandra is also good nut mainly for shade. 

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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