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Plants for edging lawn - ideas please!

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bella39 Sat 06-Jun-09 16:30:28

Have tried (unsuccessfully) using lavender but we are in open countryside and the grass just takes over, so I need something with plenty of ground cover.

Fairly sunny, open site. Needs to be fully hardy.

Having lots of success with Lady's Mantle and geraniums. Would prefer blue/lilac/pink/white colours.

TIA wink

whomovedmychocolate Sat 06-Jun-09 22:29:09

Red valerian is very hardy and will see off grass no problem.

Or a row of box hedging and then whatever you like - the box will separate the lawn from the beds without letting anything through.

missingtheaction Sun 07-Jun-09 11:04:12

hard to beat ladies mantle and geraniums to be honest. there are billions of geraniums in all those colours. Chives? make a very pretty edge. Knautia macedonica.

bella39 Sun 07-Jun-09 18:10:58

Thank you, ladies. Yes, I'll probably stick with my geraniums and lady's mantle - they do look really good (about the only part of my garden that does blush ).

Thanks for the tip about the valerian, whomoved - I shall probably slot that in somewhere, especially as it ticks another of my boxes - wildlife friendly grin

Thanks again.

PestoMonster Sun 07-Jun-09 18:30:11

I like pale blue trailing lobelia

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