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Low lying evergreen cover

Hi. I have a three foot high breeze block wall holding back a small slopping area of garden that I am tidying up with gravel paths and pebbles. I want to put in a small (19” x 9') border next to the wall to soften the whole look so I would like to know peoples advice as to what ever green ground low lying cover would be suitable for such an area.

Cheers Steve.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,926

    Hello Steve and welcome to the forum image

    Could you post a photo of the area please, and let us know which way it faces and what sort of soil you have?

    To post a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    If you want something straightforward, you could use Euonymous. It'll give you an evergreen low hedge which you can prune or leave depending on the look you like. 

    If you want a more varied look, a few more details will help, as Dove says.

    For instance, are there any colours or styles you like ?  Do you have lots of time to spend in the garden or do you need a simple solution? image

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,064

    I have a green/white creeping euonymus if you pin it down it will root where it touches.

    this is a pic, although this ones courtesy of google images.



    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    Gaultheria procumbens is one of my favourites, I think I'm addicted to the old fashiond toothpaste taste of the berries.

  • Hi all, the part I want to cover is surrounded by houses and so it only gets full sun during the summer but its not shaded. The ground was previously covered with a layer of hard stone (possibly limestone) and used as a drive so the planting material will be whatever is needed to fill the planting hole, that method has worked well with gooseberry's and espalier apples. I'm after easy life with the garden as I have a back problem so ground cover is the number one priority but ground cover and a bit of colour would be great.

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