, which can also be found in shades of pink and white, prefers full sun and soil which isn't too rich, preferably alkaline, and needs to be trimmed hard with shears immediately after flowering to develop its blanket of tight foliage for next year.
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Rock plants such as aubrieta
, phlox, thyme and helianthemum can be increased by cuttings now.
To keep basket-of-gold, candytuft, common aubrieta
, moss pink, rockcress, and other low-growing, spring-blooming perennials full and compact, remove spent blooms and 1 or 2 inches of growth.
40) looks a lot tougher, with the only really notable last-time performances coming from Mousehole and, admittedly in low grade, Aubrieta
Take cuttings of rock plants such as aubrieta
, alyssum, phlox, thyme and dianthus.
Cut back alyssum and aubrieta
in the rock garden after flowering.
A DRY stone wall, especially if it's northfacing, will not only provide nooks and crannies for insects, amphibians and small mammals to nest, overwinter and hide but it's the perfect home for displaying groundhugging rockery plants like lewisia, aubrieta
, saxifrage and sempervivum.
Early flowers are great for butterflies just emerging from hibernation, such as aubrieta
, bluebell, clover, forget-me-not, pansy, primrose and wallflower.
Early flowers are great for butterflies just emerging from hiber nation, such as aubrieta
, bluebell, clover, forgetme-not, pansy, primrose and wallflower.
They happily cascade over walls and make a change from aubrieta
Good perennial choices include basket-of-gold (Aurinia saxatilis), common aubrieta
, creeping basket-of-gold (Alyssum montanurn), English primrose (P.