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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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. It is invaluable in pastel schemes and beautiful with blue. Flowers November to February.
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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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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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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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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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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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COTTAGE FLOWER DUO
COTTAGE FLOWER DUO
PLANTS: PCOG
The essential starter pack to begin your cottage flower border. Includes three plants each of Catmint `Walker's Low' and Evening Primrose `Pink' - a surefire combination that we use at Heronswood to create a long- ...
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EUPHORBIA MYRSINITES
EUPHORBIA MYRSINITES
PLANTS: PEUMY
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.
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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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GERANIUM INCANUM
GERANIUM INCANUM
PLANTS: PGEIN
A wonderful ground-hugging and spreading geranium that smothers weeds and flowers in abundance. Fine soft foliage and up to 6 months display of fine purple blooms that will spill comfortably onto paths, over rock walls ...
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GERANIUM 'ROZANNE'
GERANIUM 'ROZANNE'
PLANTS: PGERO
Bright, violet-blue flowers, each with a white central eye, adorn this cranesbill for months on end. Delicate, red veins radiate outward into each petal. Come early spring, beautiful lobed foliage emerges, forming a ...
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GREEK MOUNTAIN TEA
GREEK MOUNTAIN TEA
PLANTS: WTEG
This tough Mediterranean herb forms a decorative carpet of felted, silver leaves with furry spikes of yellow flowers in spring. A perfect ground cover for any sun baked spot. Edible flowers are used to make a herbal ...
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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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HANGING ROSEMARY
HANGING ROSEMARY
PLANTS: PROS
A carpet of fragrant foliage to drape over walls or to use as a ground cover, this excellent culinary rosemary is also tolerant of drought and seaspray. Revels in full sun. Delicious with lamb roast and potatoes.
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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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LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS'
LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS'
PLANTS: PLAMB
An outstanding, silver-leaved ground cover whose soft appearance 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 ...
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LAMB'S EARS BIG EARS 3 PACK
LAMB'S EARS BIG EARS 3 PACK
PLANTS: PLAMB3
An outstanding, silver-leaved ground cover whose soft appearance 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 ...
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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 foliage deters the bad bugs.
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MINORCAN COTTON LAVENDER
MINORCAN COTTON LAVENDER
PLANTS: PSANM
From the sun drenched Balearic Islands comes this carpeting Cotton Lavender. A spreading prostrate shrub this remarkable species has evolved to survive the dry windswept coastlines. During late spring, the aromatic ...
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OREGANO 'THUMBLES GOLD'
OREGANO 'THUMBLES GOLD'
PLANTS: PORTG
Edible and ornamental, this less vigorous variety of oregano is an excellent ground cover, useful foliage plant and wonderful addition to the herb or kitchen garden, offering vibrant foliage contrasts and spicy, ...
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CATMINT 'WALKER'S LOW' - 3 Pack
CATMINT 'WALKER'S LOW' - 3 Pack
PLANTS: PCAWA3
A classic edging plant for the flower border and just as at home beneath old-world roses where it is an exceptional companion plant. Long flowering and vigorous, this catmint provides months of colour and its beautiful mauve-blue flowers attract beneficial insects and pollinators to the garden.
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KITCHEN GARDEN COLLECTION
KITCHEN GARDEN COLLECTION
PLANTS: PCOKG
A collection of must have Digger's herbs for the gardener who loves to cook. Includes one each of Mint, Stevia sugar plant, Rosemary Tuscan Blue, purple sage,sage, Golden Marjoram, Greek Oregano, Vietnamese Mint, Common and Lemon Thyme. This collection will equip the Digger's gardener with herbs for all cuisines once they step out of the garden ...
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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 Beetroot Chioggia, Tomato Tommy Toe, Cucumber Double Yield and Zucchini Black Beauty (not available with any other renewal offer). The normal price for this collection is $23.75. You'll also receive ...
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