with white, pink, blue, or purple flowers and leaves of various colors, Lady's Mantle (Alchemila), Lily-of-the-Valley, some of the Astible, Epimedium, ferns, Lamium, Ground Phlox, Veronica, Carex, Liriope, Waldsteinia (Barren Strawberry), Thyme in great variety, as well as the Sedums and Hens and Chickens that can be used in hot, dry, sunny locations.
When the Westfield shopping centre opened in Shepherd's Bush, London, one of its main innovative garden features was a massive curving wall that was filled with hostas, ivies, heucheras, ajugas
and ferns - tapestries of greens, golds and bronzes woven together and creating a startling backdrop.
Let the grass grow longer to allow some of the clovers, daisies, dandelions and ajugas
to come through because you see all sorts of insects and invertebrates crawling around there.
Let the grass grow a little longer to allow some of the clovers, daisies, dandelions and ajugas
to come through because looking at even the smallest section of grass which you''ve allowed to grow long, you see all sorts of insects and invertebrates crawling around there.
1TAKE cuttings of ajugas
and pot up for autumn hanging baskets.
Jim from two bungalows away came round the other day with a bundle of compost-stained newspaper in his hand which he thrust at me saying: "Brought you a couple of ajugas
I've got spare and a little lithospermum aand I've got a ceanothus if you'd like it.
These can be used on their own or mixed with trailing ivies, Lysimachia, Ajugas
, primroses and the now readily available selection of small evergreen shrubs.
Variegated ivy, ajugas
, miniature chrysanths and autumn-flowering cyclamen all make great additions to a container and can be packed in to great effect.