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  1. clanless

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    After making sure that the bees had done with my lavender - I've dug the lavender up this morning as they were just getting too leggy/woody.

    I'm now left with a sloping gap at the front of the pond - appreciate any suggestions as to suitable plants for this area :thumbsup:.

    The soil is clay - it gets sun throughout most of the day and is a little exposed to winds. It's difficult to get to the front of the pond as I have to climb up onto the retaining wall. So, an evergreen perennial, with flowers that doesn't get so high as to block out our view of the pond - something about 30 cm high when mature would be ideal. If such a beast exists that is.

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    I'd plant another lavender and put a lot of grit in if the soil is clay, I've got lavender seedlings growing in the tarmac and they love it but they're too big to move them now.
     
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      Cistus creticus or C. Grayswood Pink, prostrate Rosemary, Ceanothus th. repens
       
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        Escallonia golden carpet.
         
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          helianthemums? Double ones
           
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            To add to the cistus miss sunshine is a good dwarf variety . Maybe the odd Abelia - heathers - hypercium calcinium bit invasive though even some azalea are small - vinca , my nandina firepower very slow growing - some leucothoe are small but like the nandina lack interesting flowers .

            Bergenia - heuchera - tradescantia like blue and gold - hellebores - Liripoe quite a few to pick from - geranium macrorrhizum are semi evergreen .

            I'd be tempted with V. Bonararises / sanguisorba to get some reflection in the pond while being see through with salvias carrodonna / other and sedums like red caulii pls others.

            Or maybe you could go simple with just a grass like carex ever gold ( could mix with ophiopogon ) and plants some alliums . Or could go with grass / salvia / bulbs even nerines for late colour if soil amended .

            I don't know how big the area just rounding off some ideas
             
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              Thanks everyone :blue thumb:- I've a lot of googling to do - to see what these plants look like and where I can get them from :smile:.
               
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