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WamdaWamda Posts: 1

Looking for evergreen ground covering plants to line the borders or the edgeedge

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,014

    What kind of situation Wamda? Sunny, shady etc. Flowering or non? Things like Vinca (periwinkle) will grow in most situations, but the more info you can give the easier it is to suggest suitable plants image

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


  • Hello I need advice on ground cover, shaded under tree. Have a cat problem. need to get rid of soil
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,544
    I'd go with something like periwinkle (Vinca) @sharon.maderson. If the area's under trees it will be fairly dry so you'd probably need to keep it well watered at least until it's established. 
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,401
    That's a good choice, but remember  that ground cover covers ground even after it's covered where you want it.. You'll need to control it forever to stop it's efforts to cover the world!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,014
    What do you mean by getting rid of the soil @sharon.maderson?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,444
    Hello I need advice on ground cover, shaded under tree. Have a cat problem. need to get rid of soil
    I suppose you meant to write "need to get rid of the cat(s)"? ;)
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,401
    I assume they mean to cover the soil
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,544
    That's how l read it as well @B3 :)
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,014
    Perhaps @sharon.maderson will come back and clarify  :)

    There's no doubt that good, solid ground cover helps enormously if it's the usual problem with cats.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 605
    Epimediums might do the trick, especially if you left the stalk on when cutting the old leaves off in Feb/March. The soft new growth would then have protection and the fine but tough stalks wouldn't be too inviting to either end of a cat.
    The tough spreaders like epimedium perralchicum 'Frohnleiten' would be best, tough and fairly fast spreading, easily divided.
    Some other more delicate species are less tough and don't spread to cover the ground.
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