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Ground Cover Plants

Ground cover plants are a brilliant way to pack your garden full of colourful plants, adding some structure and form to your borders and plots and reducing the need for weeding!

We supply a choice of flowering ground cover plants, ground cover plants for full sun or shade, as well as those plants that create a fragrant, floral or lush 'carpet' to enhance your planting scheme.


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Aubrieta Mixed

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A reliable mix of Aubrieta that produces large flowers in a mixture of blue, purple and carmine red. Performs well in full sun and poorer soils. Evergreen. Ground Cover.
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Supplied as compost block grown plants (supplied in mixed colours only).

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Confederate Violet 'Emperor Magenta Red'

Confederate Violet 'Emperor Magenta Red'

Mounds of rich green, heart-shaped leaves. Masses of wine coloured flowers mid - late Spring. A lovely ground cover plant. Tolerates shade well.
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Supplied as compost block grown plants.

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Confederate Violet 'Sorority Sisters'

Confederate Violet 'Sorority Sisters'

A lovely ground hugging perennial. Beautiful flowers in shades of light blue, dark blue, red, white and even speckled appear mid Spring. Rich green, heart-shaped foliage.
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Supplied as compost block grown plants.

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Coral Bells 'Bressingham Hybrids'

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A beautiful evergreen that forms a mound of puckered green leaves. Early Summer delicate small bell-shaped flowers in shades of pink rise on wiry stems. Ground Cover.
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Supplied as compost block grown plants.

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Coral Bells 'Palace Purple'

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A beautiful evergreen that forms a mound of puckered purple leaves topped with small bell-shaped pinky white flowers in late Spring to early Summer. Ground Cover.
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Supplied as compost block grown plants.

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Corkscrew Rush

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Contorted and twisted green stems form attractive clumps. Happy in damper conditions so perfect for pond-side planting. Evergreen in habit.
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Supplied as compost block-grown plants.

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Evening Primrose

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Also known as Ozark Sundrops. Bright golden yellow flowers open late in the afternoon. A beautiful ground cover with excellent drought tolerance.
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Supplied as compost block grown plants.

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Herb Of Jupiter Plant

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Botanically it is known as Sempervivum, but also known as the House Leek. Great for rockery gardens in a sunny position. Has many health benefits.
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Supplied as a pot grown plant.

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Juniper 'Green Carpet'

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Hardy evergreen. A delightful mat forming conifer with scented green foliage that has a hint of blue. Makes an ideal ground cover or rockery plant.
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Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

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Mexicana Gazania

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A real sun-lover! Large daisy-like flowers in a stunningly vivid range of colours. Rich green foliage. Perfect for tubs and containers or 'blanket' planting.
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Supplied as compost block-grown plants (supplied in mixed colours only).

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Mind Your Own Business

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Forms a carpet of tiny green leaves just a few inches tall. A lovely ground cover plant and particularly pretty when used for edging paths.
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Supplied as a clump grown in a 7cm pot.

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Mind Your Own Business - Glaucous Form

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The glaucous form of this pretty ground cover. Tiny grey-green foliage blankets the ground. Perfect for establishing in the cracks of pavements or edging paths.
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Supplied as a clump grown in a 7cm pot.

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Mind Your Own Business - Pale Green Form

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Pale green foliage clothes the ground. Better in sunnier conditions than other forms of Mind Your Own Business. A cheerful ground cover for greenhouse or garden alike.
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Supplied as a clump grown in a 7cm pot.

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Mint Plant - Silver Mint

Mint Plant - Silver Mint

Silver mint has a grey-green downy leaf with a pretty mauve flower. This variety tends to be grown as an ornamental and makes excellent ground cover.
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Monkey Flower

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A real dash of colour for the herbaceous border or pond side. Bright scarlet, yellow, orange or cream-coloured flowers have a contrasting splotch of colour.
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Supplied as compost block-grown plants (supplied in mixed colours only).

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Pfitzer Juniper 'Old Gold'

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A hardy, evergreen golden-yellow fragrant foliage conifer with a low growing habit making it an excellent ground cover or for a rockery.
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Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

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Rock Rose 'Mutabile' Mixed

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Also known as the Sun Rose or Rush Rose. Dainty little flowers in a wide range of colours from pastels to vivids appear in late spring atop wiry foliage. Utterly drought tolerant.
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Sweet Violet

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A beautiful little flower with the most amazing scent. Is an excellent ground cover and likes the shade (although will grow in a sunny position too).
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Wild Red Clover Seed

Wild Red Clover Seed

Perennial. A beautiful purple/pink flowering addition to your garden to encourage pollinating insects (particularly bumblebees) and to increase fertility of your soil.
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Supplied as a packet approximately 1500 seeds - sufficient to cover an area of 1.5 metre squared

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Wild White Clover Seed

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This provides excellent pollen for honey bees, is very easy to grow and looks really pretty with it's white flowers! Will grow on poor soil. Perennial.
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Supplied as a packet of approximately 3000 seeds - sufficient for an area of 3 square metres.

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Winter Heath 'Challenger'

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Hardy, ever green heath with dark green foliage and magenta pink flowers. Easy to grow and makes a stunning ground cover. Reaches 6" tall.
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Winter Heath 'Foxhollow'

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Hardy, evergreen. Stunning golden foliage that darkens through the year with sparse pink flowers, lovely ground cover and easy to grow. Reaches 12" tall.
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Winter Heath 'John Pook'

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Hardy evergreen heath with white buds and pink-lilac flowers creating a bi-colour effect. Reaches 6" tall, prefers acidic soil in a sunny position.
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Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

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Adriatic Bellflower

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A pretty perennial which will slowly spread to form a delicate-looking ground cover. Clusters of blue star-like flowers with white centres are produced all summer long.
Available from approximately April 2019
Supplied as compost block-grown plants.

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Bird-bill Dayflower 'Electric Blue'

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Thin grass like leaves terminate in a pretty blue flower that look like miniature Iris. Each flower lasts just a day. Profuse in flowering. An excellent summer ground cover.
Available from approximately May 2019
Supplied as compost block grown plants.

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Bloody Cranesbill

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This hardy geranium is tough as old boots! Rosy purple pink flowers smother the bright green foliage throughout the Summer. A superb ground cover.
Available from approximately late April / early May 2019
Supplied as compost block grown plants.

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Calypso Magic

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Truly spectacular! Deep crimson red, sunburnt yellow, tangerine, pink, white and intermediate colour shades. Drought tolerant. Ground Cover.
Available from approximately mid May 2019
Supplied as compost block grown plants (supplied in mixed colours only).

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Chameleon Plant

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Bright green leaves become overlaid with shades of cream and red. Masses of white flowers mid summer. Tolerates both very wet and very dry soils.
Available from approximately late March / early April 2019
Supplied as a pot grown plant.

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Chamomile Lawn

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A special seed-grown strain of dwarf chamomile. The rich green foliage is beautifully scented when crushed under foot. Evergreen. Ground Cover.
Available from approximately mid May 2019
Supplied as compost block-grown plants.

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Creeping Thyme Lawn

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Makes a lovely, lush, green carpet which is surmounted by tiny pink flowers in the summer. Highly aromatic when crushed underfoot. Evergreen.
Available from approximately May 2019
Supplied as compost block-grown plants.

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Heath Pearlwort Lawn

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In our opinion the best of all groundcover lawn alternatives! Utterly hardy, excellent drought resistance. Tolerant of fairly heavy foot traffic. Sometimes known as Irish Moss.
Available from approximately May 2019
Supplied as compost block-grown plants.

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Lily of The Valley

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A real Victorian favourite. Gorgeous sweetly scented white bell like flowers. Lush green semi-evergreen foliage. A lovely ground cover and perfect for semi-shade.
Available from approximately mid November 2018
Supplied as freshly lifted 'pips' / growing plants depending on time of year.

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Maiden Pink 'Brilliancy'

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Rich green foliage hugs tightly to the ground and is smothered in small bright red flowers from late spring into autumn. A fairly quick spreading evergreen ground cover.
Available from approximately mid April 2019
Supplied as compost block grown plants.

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Milly's Honey Bee Flower Plant Mixture

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A lovely mixture of pollinator friendly plants. Plant out in drifts to give a pretty show of colour all through the Summer until first frosts.
Available from approximately April 2019
Supplied as compost block grown plants (each block containing approximately 8 different plants).

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Molly's Cottage Garden Flower Plant Mixture

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A lovely selection of different flowers that will give a gorgeous display all summer long. Plant in tubs and planters or mass plant for a stunning show.
Available from approximately April 2019
Supplied as compost block grown plants (each block containing approximately 8 plants).

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Pennyroyal

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A lovely soil-hugging ground cover that exudes a powerful scent of peppermint when crushed. Pretty lavender-blue flowers throughout the summer months. The smallest-leaved of all the mints.
Available from approximately late April / early May 2019
Supplied as compost block-grown plants.

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Periwinkle (Lesser)

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Very pretty star-like blue flowers appear sporadically through spring summer and autumn. Rich green foliage carpets the ground. Tough and utterly hardy. Evergeen.
Available from approximately mid November 2018
Supplied as bare rooted plants.

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White Periwinkle (Lesser)

White Periwinkle (Lesser)

A white flowering Vinca minor with a lovely dark green foliage. Makes a lovely ground cover (particularly in those hard to get to areas). Easy to grow and maintain.
Available from approximately early December 2018
Supplied as bare rooted plants.

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Winter Heath 'Ann Sparkes'

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Hardy, evergreen delightful bronze foliage heath with purple flowers. Good ground cover and easy to grow. Reaches 4" (15 cm) high.
Available from approximately late April / early May 2019
Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

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Winter Heath 'December Red'

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A hardy, evergreen heath, reaching 12" (30 cm) tall with stunning purplish pink flowers December to February. Great ground cover, easy to grow.
Available from approximately late April / early May 2019
Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

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Winter Heath 'Loughrigg'

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Hardy evergreen dark green foliage heath with pink flowers that turn purpley pink as they age. Stunning ground cover that's easy to grow. Reaches 6" tall.
Available from approximately late April / early May 2019
Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

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Aubrieta Mixed


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Coral Bells 'Bressingham Hybrids'


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Coral Bells 'Palace Purple'


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Corkscrew Rush


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Evening Primrose


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Herb Of Jupiter Plant


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Juniper 'Green Carpet'


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Mexicana Gazania


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Mind Your Own Business


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Mint Plant - Silver Mint

Mint Plant - Silver Mint


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Monkey Flower


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Pfitzer Juniper 'Old Gold'


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Rock Rose 'Mutabile' Mixed


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Sweet Violet


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Wild Red Clover Seed

Wild Red Clover Seed


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Wild White Clover Seed


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Winter Heath 'Challenger'


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Winter Heath 'Foxhollow'


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Winter Heath 'John Pook'


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Adriatic Bellflower


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Bloody Cranesbill


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Calypso Magic


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Chameleon Plant


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Chamomile Lawn


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Creeping Thyme Lawn


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Heath Pearlwort Lawn


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Lily of The Valley


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Maiden Pink 'Brilliancy'


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Pennyroyal


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Periwinkle (Lesser)


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White Periwinkle (Lesser)

White Periwinkle (Lesser)


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Winter Heath 'Ann Sparkes'


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Winter Heath 'December Red'


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Winter Heath 'Loughrigg'


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