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.
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.
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.