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All ideas are welcome, I am looking for low growing border edging plants no matter if biennials, annuals or perennials to edge  a long border. Looking for a change from pansy's, pelargoniums, french marigolds, primulas etc. thanks to all in anticipation..


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,119

    If it's slightly shady and there's enough moisture, Ajuga (bugle) is good. Nice dark foliage. I also use prostrate Gaultheria for that sort of site. They're both evergreen, and the Gaultheria has little white flowers which become berries at this time of year. The foliage colours up well too.


    Heucheras and Tiarellas are also ideal for that location.

    For sunnier areas, you could try Dianthus - lots of varieties readily available. Some of the Carexes make good edging plants and will grow in shade,and sunnier spots as long as they don't dry out.

    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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  • I've got armeria along the edge of one border in my cottage garden - nice and easy and doesn't flop over onto the lawn.

  • Thanks a BUNCH!!  all for the speedy response and recommendations, all duly noted and will be considered.....Jonty

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