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Ground Cover Options?

Hello All, 

After a few suggestions for groundcover options... Have just cleared an resonably large area at the bottom of the garden of weeds and general detritus... soil is really poor, a layer of dust covering soil thats like concrete... 

Not sure what I really want to do with the area, so want something to grow that will keep weeds down, until I get decide what to do... but also something thats not going to be a total nightmare to get rid of once I do get round to cultivating it... 

Any suggestions?





  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,102

    My first thought is seed it with grass. image

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

  • SebUKSebUK Posts: 11

    image Did cross my mind! Was looking at a grass and wildflower mix but... thought I'd check on here to see if anyone thought of anything better...image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848

    Have to get rid of those stumps to mowing, hard work there.

    What's the aspect seb? 







  • SebUKSebUK Posts: 11

    View in the pic is looking south west....  Does get pretty baked... 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848

    wild flowers might be a good way to go. They put up with a lot.  

  • ShuvShuv Posts: 18

    How about hardy geraniums? Lovely flowers and the bees love them too.....

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,369

    I think a wild flower meadow mix would be good too. They can look lovely. Here is a pic of one we saw in Yorkshire last summer.



    Dordogne and Norfolk
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