Groundcover or ground cover is any plant that grows over an area of ground. Groundcover provides protection of the topsoil from erosion and drought. In an ecosystem, the ground cover forms the layer of vegetation below the shrub layer known as the herbaceous layer.
Below are our top 3 picks of Ground Covers
or Corsican mint, is a herb and species of mint, native to Corsica, Sardinia, and mainland Italy, and naturalized in Portugal and in the British Isles. It is a very low-growing species with bright green leaves and a strong minty aroma.
This vigorous spreader, a charming ground cover for shade or semi-shade, also does well with a full morning of bright sun. It is not a vigorous grower. It has attractive, pale green leaves and lovely mauve-and-white flowers with a violet-like appearance. V. hederacea ‘Baby Blue’, a mini viola, has much smaller, deep-blue flowers.
Sea thrift, is typically found growing on cliffs and seashores, but also makes a pretty garden flower. A compact, evergreen perennial, it forms low clumps from which long stems of soft pink blooms emerge in summer. It’s easy to grow and makes a good rockery plant. Its blooms are attractive to bees and make a pretty cut flower.
We stock a wide variety of trees, please pop in for a visit or gives us a call to find out more about the various species of ground cover we have on offer.
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