But including ground cover plants
can be the icing on the cake for any garden Keep covered Adding ground cover to your garden has several advantages.
You could also cover plants
with frost fleece at night.
It is desirable that the cover plants
provide nutrients for cultivated plants through straw decomposition, but also that they suppress the weeds.
Hardy perennial Geraniums are excellent ground cover plants
that flower throughout summer, with bright colours framed by dark green foliage.
If you have slopes and soil erosion when it rains, the roots of ground cover plants
will help hold it together.
If frost is forecast, cover plants
on greenhouse staging with sheets of horticultural fleece, removing them in the morning ?
An alternative is permanent ground cover plants
using slow-growing spreading species needing minimum maintenance.
Gardeners should also use polyethylene sheets to cover plants
against frost and sheets should not be placed directly on plants.
Donald Wyman, horticulturist for 30 years at the Arnold Arboretum, authored "Easy-Care Ground Cover Plants
" in 1956.
Our selection of ground cover plants
are tenacious, fast growing creepers which will, when planted 35cm apart, produce a dense carpet of colour for many years with the added bonus of smothering weeds.
And when frost is forecast cover plants
with newspaper at night.