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Ground cover plants wanted please...

I need to look at more of a maintence free garden owing to arthritis in my hands.
could anyone help with some ground cover plants please...

Comments (5)

  1. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    Annie, I would suggest Ajuga reptans (Bugle) as it makes a really dense mat of foliage, good for smothering most weeds! You can get green-leaved varieties, dark purple-leaved ones (my favourite) or even multi-coloured pink/white/green!

    Anyone else have a favourite ground cover they could suggest?

  2. Grower

    Woodthorpe Hostas

    Hi Annie, I would recommend a perennial geranium. I have the same issue and use it to cover areas I can't manage. I bought one plant about 10 years ago and have split it so often - its as easy as pulling it up and shoving' it back in!! The variety I have is Ingerwersens' which has a pink flower and is pretty much ever green. I could send you a dry root sample if you would like. Jane

  3. Grower


    Hi Annie Can I suggest Galium odoratum (Sweet woodruff) and another Geranium pyrenacium " Bill Wallis

  4. Grower

    Angie's Garden

    Epimediums are good for shady areas

  5. Grower


    We have Ingerwersens' Geranium too - it's as tough as old boots and will take to any conditions in my experience, although I find it a little bland to be honest. I think Gallium Odoratum as Jane suggests is rather more decorative. I also like Vinca (the white-flowered variety is particularly nice) and Pachysandra which is dense and looks generally tidy but is slower growing. If you have a large area to cover and it's not too dry then Vinca will spread very quickly.

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