Can anyone please recommend a plant?

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  1. Kevin Cowans

    Kevin Cowans Gardener

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    Hello all

    I hope you are well.

    I recently had some corrective work done on my Patio and there is now a strip of soil in front of the Shed approximately 1m long by 125mm wide.

    Cue the exciting photo :)

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    I am looking for a spreading plant that will grow to no more than 125mm tall and fill the area which faces North East and is in Partial Shade.

    Do you think that Vinca minor 'Azurea Flore Pleno' would be suitable?

    Thanks in advance

    Kevin
     
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    Hi Kevin,
    Vinca Minor is a pretty plant and easy to grow. It does however tend to put up stiff upright stems before they bend to the ground so they might get trapped between the door.

    Creeping Thyme could look (and smell) wonderful, even though it prefers sun it should be ok in that spot. At least worth a try :)
     
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    Mind-your-own-business would fill the gap neatly but if that's a lawn around the corner probably not the best idea; I don't find it too difficult to keep under control beside my pond, but once it escapes into grass it's hard to get rid of!
     
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    Creeping jenny loves shade and damp and always looks bright and cheerful (Lysimachia)
     
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    There are some low growing ground cover types of campanula that would fit into the place pictured and the RHS list some of the varieties here. I propagated the ones I have growing from my grandmothers garden so can't say what type it is but it seems to grow fine in shade and does not get too tall.
     
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    Camomile (Chamaemelum nobile) the type used for lawns.
     
  7. Kevin Cowans

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    Hello all

    Thanks for the replies, much appreciated.

    @Clare G no that is not lawn around the corner, it is another border, unfortunately, I do not know what it is that is growing on the surface, something I need to look in to.

    I will look up the suggestions.

    Thanks

    Kevin
     
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