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Mrs FMrs F Posts: 2

Is anyone able to help please? I have too much earth on show between my shrubs and bulbs, which means endless weeding. Do you have any suggestions for plants I can add to fill in the gaps? I have mainly pink and purple colours.



  • Pennine PetalPennine Petal Posts: 1,540
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,794

    I suggest that you plant more of the plants that you have, in groups of 3, 5 or 7 depending on the space available.

    You could then hoe between them and  mulch with compost to keep weeding to a minimum.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Mrs FMrs F Posts: 2

    Thanks for the ideas. Hopefully it will be warm enough to get along to the garden centre soon and then i can put in some new plants.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,260

    There are some lovely perennial geraniums in pinks and purples that are good and filling in gaps.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,313

    I agree, Busy-Lizzie - I use Geranium wallichianum 'Buxton's Variety' all around my garden.  It's fast growing, has both pretty leaves and flowers and it makes a great low-growing ground-cover.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    I'd go for a good mixture of easy going perennials, something for all seasons. The bees will love you. 

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