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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BABY SUN ROSE
BABY SUN ROSE
PLANTS: PAPT
The perfect ground cover for sun-drenched slopes, soaking up the searing summer sun while keeping the soil cool and weed-free. Toss the piquant leaves into a salad.
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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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CONVOLVULUS SABATIUS
CONVOLVULUS SABATIUS
PLANTS: PCOSA
A vigorous ground cover to drape over rocks, spill down steep slopes, pour out of pots, or as a reliable ground cover in dry, sunny spots. The gently creeping leaves form a thick, living mulch and the cool, blue ...
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DIANTHUS 'NOLA'
DIANTHUS 'NOLA'
PLANTS: PDINO
Pale pink petals with fulffy cut margins and a dash of dark pink in the centre.
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EVENING PRIMROSE 'PINK'
EVENING PRIMROSE 'PINK'
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. Perfect for your Diggers garden.
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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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GREEK OREGANO
GREEK OREGANO
PLANTS: PORV
Oregano is closely related to marjoram but has a coarser texture and a stronger flavour. Greek Oregano, known locally as `rigani', has very pungent dried flower-tops that are most commonly used in Greek cooking. ...
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HELLEBORE 'PRIMROSE YELLOW DARK CENTRE'
HELLEBORE 'PRIMROSE YELLOW DARK CENTRE'
PLANTS: PHEYP
Soft, luminescent yellow flowers add a splash of welcome colour to shadier areas of the garden.
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JELLY BEAN PLANT
JELLY BEAN PLANT
PLANTS: PSERU
Jelly bean-like rounded foliage makes an outstanding ground cover with the added attraction that its leaves turn a bright red in the heat of summer then back again to bright green when the days cool down.
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KALANCHOE PUMILA
KALANCHOE PUMILA
PLANTS: PKAP
Clean, silver new leaves age to a dark grey with a pink-blushed wavy margin. Delicate cup-shaped lilac-pink flowers sit comfortably amoungst this charming foliage. Use in the front of the dry border or in pots and ...
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LAVENDER 'HIDCOTE'
LAVENDER 'HIDCOTE'
PLANTS: PLAH
Famous for the deepest of purple flowers borne on a compact, silvery- leaved shrub. Prized for its highly aromatic flowers, this lavender is favoured by oil producers, but is equally valuable as a garden plant that ...
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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 pungent foliage helps to keep the bad ...
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PRINCESS LILY 'CREAM'
PRINCESS LILY 'CREAM'
PLANTS: PALCRF
Lush green foliage with bright-white margins is beautiful enough but, when the weather warms up, these beauties will also be covered in huge cream flowers.
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SILVER TRAILING GAZANIA
SILVER TRAILING GAZANIA
PLANTS: PGAZR
Bright yellow sunny daisy flowers are sprinkled across the neat silver- grey leaves of this incredibly tough ground-cover that makes a perfect living mulch. Grows well in sandy soils and coastal gardens where it ...
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Snow In Summer
Snow In Summer
PLANTS: PSNS
Dense velvety-grey foliage topped by masses of snow white flowers. Use it as a dense weed-suppressing mat, let it trail over walls or spill out of pots.
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VARIEGATED SAGE
VARIEGATED SAGE
PLANTS: PVSA
A must for the herb garden, with the same culinary use as the more common Garden Sage, but with golden leaves with dark green splashes. A strong variegation that never reverts. Grow somewhere sunny and don't over water ...
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VERBENA 'POLARIS'
VERBENA 'POLARIS'
PLANTS: PVER
A low-growing ground cover with masses of silvery-lilac flowers displayed for months throughout summer. Ideal for smothering weeds, plant amongst perennials or allow to scramble under shrubs. Withstanding dry, sun ...
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WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
PLANTS: PWOP
A compact, low mound as dense as mercury that 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 annual prune ...
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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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BEACH WORMWOOD
BEACH WORMWOOD
PLANTS: PWST
The ground-hugging silver, fern-like foliage of this Wormwood makes a dense understorey for contrasting with Blue Chalk Sticks (Senecio serpens), green Agaves and Jelly Bean Plant (Sedum x rubrotinctum). ...
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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 ...
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COMMON SAGE
COMMON SAGE
PLANTS: PSAG
Every herb garden needs a sage plant and every cook appreciates the versatility of this herb. Use it in stuffings, to make sage butter or to add flavour to chicken dishes. Its a wonderful addition to any garden ...
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DIANTHUS 'DORIS'
DIANTHUS 'DORIS'
PLANTS: PDID
Shell pink petals with carmine central markings make an excellent addition to a drought tolerant garden. The grey leaves form dense mounds like silver clouds, ideal for lining ...
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MULTIFLORA PINK ROSE CLUB SPECIAL 10
MULTIFLORA PINK ROSE CLUB SPECIAL 10
PLANTS: RMULP10
A profusion of apple blossom pink flowers in Spring smother this vigorous self supporting rose. This fast growing thicket becomes an ideal farm fence or informal hedge. 10 plants.
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GAS FLAME WAND Combo
GAS FLAME WAND Combo
HARDWARE: HGWWC
MEMBERS SAVE $49.95- This lightweight flame wand with its auto-ignition is ideal for killing all weeds in gravel or paved paths, patios and garden beds. It burns weeds at a safe distance eliminating the need to use nasty chemicals that will poison your soils. Our gardeners use this method to control weeds at our organically certified gardens. Co...
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2 YEAR MEMBERSHIP AND FREE VEGIE SEEDS
2 YEAR MEMBERSHIP AND FREE VEGIE SEEDS
Membership: MNE2VS
Join The Diggers Club for 2 years for $79, just $39.50 per year and you'll receive a FREE Vegetable Seed Collection which includes 1 packet each of Spring Onion Red, Carrot Purple Dragon, Broccoli Romanesco and Silverbeet 5 Colour mix. The normal price for this collection is $23.75. You'll also receive our 'Welcome to the Club'gift of 2 more fre...
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