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olldroo

robnkez - you won't get anything to grow let alone quickly (other than weeds) unless you take time to prepare your soil first. Compost would be very beneficial or chook or cow manure but even these are best to dig in and leave to mature before planting. How steep is your bank though, is the soil stable? If there is any issue there, placing river rocks between your plants will stop the weeds and your plants will grow over them forming an interesting shape. Alternatively you could put a weed matting down while your plants take hold. Do you have a garden centre near you?? Check them out for advice as to what will grow best in your area. A lot of ground covers actually prefer shade or part shade.

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Chantelle Da silva Jorge
Viola hederacea is amazing too
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Wendy Twine

Great article and information Carol. With pavers so popular good to have suggestions for a softer and more natural alternative to loose pebble infill.

   

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