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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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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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 or let it trail over walls and spill out ...
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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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Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana
Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana
PLANTS: PANCU
A hardy evergreen perennial with large 6cm diameter white daisy flowers from spring to summer and striking blue-grey foliage in winter.
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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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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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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 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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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 '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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DIANTHUS 'NOLA'
DIANTHUS 'NOLA'
PLANTS: PDINO
Pale-pink petals with fluffy, cut margins and a dash of dark-pink in the centre.
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DOUBLE MAUVE PARMA VIOLET
DOUBLE MAUVE PARMA VIOLET
PLANTS: PVIDM
This Violet bears delicately streaked flowers of lavender-blue and white with just a hint of amethyst. Crystalise them for the most exquisite of cake decorations or just wallow in their heady fragrance
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ECHEVERIA GHOST
ECHEVERIA GHOST
PLANTS: WECLI
Icy white rosettes of leaves with the faintest of pink margins lend a cool element to a planting scheme. Plant with other Echeverias for a tapestry effect, or mix with foliage plants to create dramatic textural impact.
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ECHEVERIA IMBRICATA
ECHEVERIA IMBRICATA
PLANTS: WECIM
The symmetrical configuration of the leaves combined with the soft dusky hue, make this sun-loving ground cover one of the most useful plants in the garden. Happy in open ground or in a container, the soft blue leaves, ...
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ECHEVERIA PURPLE PEARL
ECHEVERIA PURPLE PEARL
PLANTS: WECGI
Cloudy, soft pink leaves showcase the shades of a summer sunset on this compact echeveria. Let the `pups' spread out across the ground in the hottest, most sun-drenched spot in your garden and this beauty will not ...
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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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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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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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GREEK MOUNTAIN TEA
GREEK MOUNTAIN TEA
PLANTS: WTEG
This tough Mediterranean herb forms a decorative carpet of felted silver leaves. During spring fury spikes of acid yellow flowers appear. A perfect groundcover for any sun baked spot.
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COMPLETE SUMMER VEGIE COLLECTION
PLANTS: PCOSVP
Grow your own summer vegie garden with this instant collection of our top tasting heirloom vegetables! The pack comes with our three best tasting tomatoes ('Tommy Toe', 'Pink Bumblebee' and 'Crazy Barry'), plus 3 'California Wonder' capsicums, 3 'Listada di Gandia' Italian Eggplants, and 5 Basil speedings plus Heirloom Lettuce Mix and Lebanese C...
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PLANTS: RCOG
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2 YEAR MEMBERSHIP AND FREE POTATO PACK
Membership: MNE2PT
SPECIAL WEB OFFER- Join The Diggers Club today for two years and you'll receive a free packet of King Edward seed potatoes. This variety is unbeaten all-rounder. Plant them after the chance of frost is over and enjoy your own home grown spuds. You'll also receive our 'Welcome to the Club' gift pack of 2 free packets of seeds, the current Diggers...
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