underplant

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underplant

(ˌʌndəˈplɑːnt)
vb (tr)
(Botany) to plant smaller plants around (a larger plant)
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Contract:The forestry commission is inviting tenders for the supply and delivery of ground preparation in the form of mulching forest residue as part of preparing our underplanting sites.
This variety is perfect for dense area plantings or as an underplanting.
Bergenias should be grown in good-sized groups or as a carpet underplanting big shrubs.
Enjoy more than 200 different selections of shrub, climbing and rambling roses, along with a wide range of herbaceous underplanting, such as geraniums, violets and achilleas.
The catkin garden and its underplanting will without doubt warm the hearts of many at the National Trust's Plas Newydd, but this spring there is another new garden which has been inspired by winning more than hearts.
In the average domestic garden it should establish itself vigorously and makes wonderful underplanting for deciduous shrubs such as magnolia.
Underplanting with creeping thyme to attract bees will help too.
The garden has been established 40 years now and over that period the structure remains as first laid out, but the underplanting style has changed four times.
DOUBLE UP To keep your cupboard full, try underplanting.
When was the last time you considered underplanting shrubs with lily of the valley to form a carpet of fragrant white or pink bloom?
If the tree is growing on its own and the area beneath it is fairly small, try underplanting with ground cover such as an ivy, Waldsternia ternata or Gaultheria.