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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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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 flowers just keep on coming throughout the summer months.
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HELLEBORE ‘PRIMROSE SUN’
HELLEBORE ‘PRIMROSE SUN’
PLANTS: PHEYP
Soft luminescent yellow flowers add a splash of welcome colour to shadier areas of the garden. A striking eye details these shade-loving blooms.
Member $11.95
Non-Member $15.00
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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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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, grown for its thicker velvety leaves, which form a dense, rapid...
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LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS' (3 Plants)
LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS' (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PLAMB3
‘MEMBERS SAVE WITH MULTIPACKS’ 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. Pack contains 3 plants.
Member $17.95
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Oregano ‘Greek’
Oregano ‘Greek’
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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OREGANO 'ROSENKUPPEL'
OREGANO 'ROSENKUPPEL'
PLANTS: PORO
An ornamental oregano with deep purple bracts topped with pinky-mauve flowers in delicate sprays above the dark green foliage in spring to summer. A tough and dry-tolerant performer, ‘Rosenkuppel’ is a colourful and low maintenance edging or front of border plant, not only for its rich showy flowers, but for its semi-evergreen mat-forming foliag...
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PINK VALERIAN
PINK VALERIAN
PLANTS: PVAR
This old-world favourite valerian is a spring stalwart, producing huge airy heads of sweetly scented reddish-pink flowers over a long period. The colourful display and blue-green fleshy foliage combine well with most cottage plants, particularly spring flowering bearded iris. Centranthus will repeat flower in autumn if trimmed back after its pea...
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SICILIAN CHAMOMILE
SICILIAN CHAMOMILE
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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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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THYME
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 from spring into early autumn.
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Non-Member $6.95
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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...
Member $8.95
Non-Member $10.50
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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 the back of the border where it softens the outline of its garden companions.
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VIOLET ‘ROSINA’
VIOLET ‘ROSINA’
PLANTS: PVIP
The fragrant rose-pink flowers make this sweet Violet a fantastic ground cover for shady areas. Excellent understory plant for roses and to complement perennials in a cottage garden. Delicate and edible flowers. Violets will slowly spread providing a carpet of dainty blooms.
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WORMWOOD 'VALERIE FINNIS'
WORMWOOD 'VALERIE FINNIS'
PLANTS: PWOV
An invaluable silver-foliaged plant with distinctive lance-shaped leaves terminating ?in striking white leaf rosettes, this perennial was named for ‘Valerie Finnis’, a renowned British photographer and gardener. Grown purely for its beautiful foliage, it is an excellent foil in the garden or perennial border, where it maintains its striking silv...
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BABY SUN ROSE
BABY SUN ROSE
PLANTS: PAPT
The perfect ground cover for sun-drenched slopes, this spreading, mat forming succulent soaks up the searing summer sun. Thick lime green heart shaped glossy leaves keep the soil cool and weed-free. Also grows under trees and in lightly shaded areas that drain well. Its dainty hot pink flowers are a summer highlight, but only open if exposed to ...
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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. A lovely evergreen mounding shrub, valued for its compact size, this dwarf ballota is less sprawling than its relatives and provides foreground structure all year round. Grown primarily for its foliage, the sm...
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Non-Member $8.95
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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...
Member $8.50
Non-Member $10.95
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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 Evening Primrose 'Heronswood Pink' - a surefire combination that we use at Heronswood to create a long-flowering display of pastel pinks and blues.
Member $34.95
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ECHEVERIA IMBRICATA
ECHEVERIA IMBRICATA
PLANTS: WECIM
The symmetrical configuration of the leaves combined with the soft dusky hue makes 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, tinged with pink combine well with other succulents and ground covers. Suitable for use as an edging plant along pathways and ga...
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EUPHORBIA MYRSINITES
EUPHORBIA MYRSINITES
PLANTS: PEUMY
A useful foliage and flowering plant. The spiralling 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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EVENING PRIMROSE ‘HERONSWOOD PINK’
EVENING PRIMROSE ‘HERONSWOOD PINK’
PLANTS: PEVP
Generous and exuberant, evening primrose bears masses of fragrant, candy-pink flowers, providing months of colour from spring to autumn. This vigorous ground cover, valued for its long flowering and ability to perform in tough conditions, is best planted as a border or in high traffic areas to contain its spread. Remove spent flowers to avoid se...
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Non-Member $8.95
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GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE'
GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE'
PLANTS: PGAS
A graceful and long flowered selection with bountiful flowers dancing on upright stems throughout summer and autumn. The glistening white butterfly-like flowers emerge with long filaments, unfolding from delicate pink buds. A garden essential that rewards without effort with a continuous floral display throughout the warmer months. Bees love thi...
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GERANIUM INCANUM
GERANIUM INCANUM
PLANTS: PGEIN
A wonderful spreading, ground-hugging geranium suitable for use as a living mulch, happily smothering weeds while flowering in abundance. Fine soft divided and aromatic foliage is adorned with up to six months of fine purple flowers. Plant along garden edges and borders where plants can comfortably spill onto paths, over rock walls or trailling ...
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RHUBARB CROWN GARDEN COLLECTION
RHUBARB CROWN GARDEN COLLECTION
PLANTS: PRHCO
Harvest fresh rhubarb all year with this garden collection of rhubarbs. With summer varieties 'Cherry Red' and 'Big Boy' for the warmer months, then abundant short day cropping from 'Winter Wonder' you can grow all your rhubarb needs for the year in 5m square. Two bare root crowns of each, available winter only (6 crowns).
Member $69.95
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2 year membership  + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
2 year membership + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
Membership: MNE2SP2
A beautifully illustrated heirloom ‘sow what when’ poster for all areas of Australia so that you'll never have to think about what to sow this month again! You will also receive some free Cauliflower 'Mini' and Kale 'Red Russian' seeds to get your garden started.
Member $79.00
Non-Member $79.00
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