Ground Covers

Ground covers are invaluable for smothering weeds and conserving soil moisture. We have a range of ground hugging plants available that are easy to grow and fill the most difficult of sites.
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AEONIUM 'VELOUR'
AEONIUM 'VELOUR'
PLANTS: PAVE
Another aeonium from the `Atropurpureum' stable from which the jet black `Schwarzkopf' was selected. This one has a more rounded form with compact rosettes that retain a green centre - a vivid contrast to the deep ...
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BLUE CHALK STICKS
BLUE CHALK STICKS
PLANTS: PSERE
This ground cover is one of the most valuable landscaping succulents. Planted en masse, it creates a dense rippling mat of compact silver-blue leaves that flow between other succulents and shrubs like a turquoise river. Once established, few weeds can penetrate the dense foliage making this plant practical as well as attractive. Syn. Senecio ser...
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BLUE GRASS 'ELIJAH BLUE'
BLUE GRASS 'ELIJAH BLUE'
PLANTS: PFEEJ
The bluest of the blue fescues, this grass is the perfect foil for tough summer lavenders and perennials as it holds its form and colour for the whole season. Plant in groups of three or more for maximum impact.
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COMMON SAGE
COMMON SAGE
PLANTS: PSAG
Every herb garden needs sage and every cook appreciates the versatility of this culinary herb. Use it in stuffings, to make sage butter or to add flavour to chicken dishes. It's a wonderful addition to any garden for ...
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EUPHORBIA MYRSINITES
EUPHORBIA MYRSINITES
PLANTS: PEUMY
A useful foliage and flowering plant. The spiraling leaves are so symmetrically formed, they look like they belong on a reptile rather than a plant. Flowers start acid green then fade to a dusty pink in late ...
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GARDEN THYME
GARDEN THYME
PLANTS: PTHCO
The most commonly used kitchen herb, thyme is a staple for any herb garden. Easy to grow in dry and sunny spots, thyme forms a dense weed-suppressing ground cover that has a delicate and attractive flower ...
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GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE'
GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE'
PLANTS: PGAS
A graceful and long flowered selection, whose myriad flowers dance on tall stems throughout summer and autumn. These glistening butterfly-like white flowers emerge with long filaments, unfolding from pink buds. ...
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JELLY BEAN PLANT
JELLY BEAN PLANT
PLANTS: PSERU
Rounded jelly bean-like foliage makes an outstanding ground cover, with the added attraction that its leaves turn a bright red in the heat of summer then revert to bright green again when the days cool down.
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KALANCHOE PUMILA
KALANCHOE PUMILA
PLANTS: PKAP
Clean, silver new leaves age to dark grey with a pink-blushed wavy margin. Delicate cup-shaped lilac-pink flowers with prominent yellow stamen sit comfortably amongst this charming, decorative foliage for up to five ...
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LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS'
LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS'
PLANTS: PLAMB
An outstanding silver-leaved ground cover with a soft appearance that belies its toughness. Versatile and vigorous, 'Big Ears' tolerates even the harshest of soils. Great to use in hot spots where other plants fail to thrive. This variety is a bold foliage plant that rarely flowers.
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LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS' (3 Plants)
LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS' (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PLAMB3
An outstanding silver-leaved ground cover with a soft appearance that belies its toughness. Versatile and vigorous, 'Big Ears' tolerates even the harshest of soils. Great to use in hot spots where other plants fail to thrive. This variety is a bold foliage plant that rarely flowers.
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LEMON THYME
LEMON THYME
PLANTS: PTHL
A lemony version of this popular garden staple, the fragrant foliage is perfectly paired with fish or poultry dishes. Masses of pink spring blossoms attract the bees while the foliage deters the bad bugs.
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MOUNTAIN CHIVES
MOUNTAIN CHIVES
PLANTS: PCUCH
A very uncommon chive, the tight swirls of curled blue-grey leaves are deliciously reminiscent of garlic. During summer, a profusion of lilac- pink pompoms of edible flowers are frequented by butterflies. The perfect ...
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PINK EVENING PRIMROSE
PINK EVENING PRIMROSE
PLANTS: PEVP
Generous and exuberant, evening primrose flowers all summer, with soft pink flowers in such profusion they provide months of colour. Best planted as a border or ground cover in high traffic areas to contain its spread.
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SALTY ICE PLANT
SALTY ICE PLANT
PLANTS: PSIP
The ultimate salty garnish prized by chefs for fish dishes and to balance sweet flavours. With glistening succulent leaves that look like they are covered in frozen icy bumps, its highly ornamental prostrate growth habit is great in a pot or as a drought-hardy ground cover. May naturalise in coastal areas. Rare and exclusive.
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SWEET MARJORAM
SWEET MARJORAM
PLANTS: PMAS
Sweet Marjoram lives up to its name, being far sweeter and more fragrant than the darker-leaved Pot Marjoram. This sweetness and fragrance make it an essential for the cook's garden, especially those who love Italian cuisine. Works well with bay, garlic, onion, thyme and basil. A perfect low edging plant in the herb garden where it is easy to ac...
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VARIEGATED SAGE
VARIEGATED SAGE
PLANTS: PVSA
A must for the herb garden because of its colour and flavour. Golden leaves with dark-green splashes provide contrast in the garden year round. Grow somewhere sunny and don't over water as the flavour is best when it...
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VERBENA BONARIENSIS
VERBENA BONARIENSIS
PLANTS: PVEB
Possibly one of the most valuable of summer flowering plants. This beauty from Brazil threads its stiffly upright stems through other perennials, floating hundreds of amethyst hemispheres of bloom. Ideal for...
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WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
PLANTS: PWOP
A low compact mound, as dense as mercury, provides the perfect foliage contrast to all cottage flowers. Tolerant of high winds and salt spray, 'Powis Castle' makes an effective hedge if given a hard prune every spring to keep it compact. The essential garden backbone for pastel colour schemes.
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WORMWOOD 'VALERIE FINNIS'
WORMWOOD 'VALERIE FINNIS'
PLANTS: PWOV
An invaluable foliage plant with distinctive lance-shaped leaves terminating in striking white rosettes, this wonderful perennial was named for 'Valerie Finnis', a renowned British photographer and gardener. An ...
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ANTHEMIS 'SUSANNA MITCHELL'
ANTHEMIS 'SUSANNA MITCHELL'
PLANTS: PANSU
The finely dissected grey-green foliage is covered with a carpet of primrose yellow daisies for months. Invaluable in pastel colour schemes and beautiful when paired with blue.
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BABY SUN ROSE
BABY SUN ROSE
PLANTS: PAPT
The perfect ground cover for sun-drenched slopes, this spreading succulent soaks up the searing summer sun while keeping the soil cool and weed-free. Not just a hardy living mulch, toss the piquant leaves into a salad too! ...
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BALLOTA 'DWARF'
BALLOTA 'DWARF'
PLANTS: PBAP
Useful in any garden, the dense, felted, silver-grey leaves are the perfect complement to pastel plantings, grasses and other perennials.
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COTTAGE FLOWER DUO 6 Plants
COTTAGE FLOWER DUO 6 Plants
PLANTS: PCOG
The essential starter pack to begin your cottage flower border. Includes three plants each of Catmint `Walker's Low' and Pink Evening Primrose - a surefire combination that we use at Heronswood to create a long-flowering display of pastel pinks and blues.
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2021 Gardening Diary & calendar Combo
2021 Gardening Diary & calendar Combo
BOOKS: ADIAC21
The complete garden combo for 2021! The beautifully illustrated Diggers Club Diary features a week to a page, seeds to sow each month, blank pages for seasonal observations, and handy pockets for your seed packets and plant labels, while The Diggers Calendar showcases stunning garden photography to inspire you throughout the entire year. This tr...
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STRAWBERRY 'FRESCA' 5 PACK
STRAWBERRY 'FRESCA' 5 PACK
PLANTS: PSTFR5
A whole metre of strawberries for $20! This heavy cropping strawberry producing delicious deep-red fruit of medium size from late summer into autumn. Suited to pots or garden beds. Includes 5 plants.
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LAVENDER GROSSO (3 Plants)
LAVENDER GROSSO (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PLAEG3
The most fragrant of all the lavenders, 'Grosso' produces an abundance of violet-blue spikes with a high oil content. This is the classic lavender for perfume, decorating the French countryside where it is farmed en masse. 'Grosso' is heat, drought and frost tolerant and adored by bees.
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