Colourful Ground Cover

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Do you have a sunny area that you wish you could fill with labour saving/ground covering and attractive plants?  I think I have the solution for you in the way of alpines.  They only require a well-drained soil and the minimum of care once established.  I have narrowed down the list to six 'must have' plants.

Cerastium (Snow-in-Summer)
Lovely grey foliage as a foil to white flowers in June.

Phlox subulata (Creeping phlox)
Forms a carpet of flowers from late Spring onwards.  Colours range from pink, red, white or blue.

Sempervivum (Houseleek)
Available in a fantastic array of leaf colour including stunning varieties that have webbing on the leaves like a spider's web.

Flowers are mostly either pink or white.  Flowers from Spring onwards.


Arabis ferdinandi-coburgii 'Variegata' (Wall cress)Very attractive variegated leaves with white flowers from April to June.

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