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Low maintence ground cover (grass alternative)?

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evelynj Fri 15-May-15 23:53:38

Hi all

We have an awkward long strip of grass at the edge of our back drive with 2 raised veg beds. I want to neaten it by adding a walk round gravel path to the veg beds & remove the grass & add a couple of plants &/or some low ground cover that doesn't get out of hand, (not lady's mantel), to the to half of it - it's on a bit of a slope . It gets sun on one side but big leylandi on other side.

Can anyone rec any easy to get hold of & not too expensive options please? Would heuchera work?

CruCru Sat 16-May-15 12:19:00

If you get heuchera, I'd get ones that want sun / partial sun - the pale ones will scorch in the sun. Would herbs work? Mint / coriander / chervil on the shady bit and thyme / oregano / sage / chives on the sunny bit. Bees love them and you can cook with them.

evelynj Sat 16-May-15 21:12:13

Hmm, hadn't thought about herbs-I suppose clumping ones like chives would work. Really don't want anything that will spread too much but have year round interest if possible.

Timeforachangetoday Sun 17-May-15 11:42:30

camomile? I've always fancied a camomile lawn

evelynj Sun 17-May-15 20:36:39

Ooh, camomile looks perfect! Off to research-haven't used it before smile

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