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  1. With deep true gentian blue flower spikes Ajuga genevensis is by far the showiest of the species.

    Ajuga genevensis

    Geneva Bugle
    €2.22

    Ajuga genevensis is used throughout the world yet this relatively uncommon form is less well known. This very well behaved, evergreen groundcover has deep gentian blue flower spikes and is by far the showiest of the species. It is often the plant of choice for smaller areas or along edges and pathways.

  2. For most of the year Ajuga is a pleasant quiet achiever, but those weeks in spring when the blue flowers appear are simply quite magical.

    Ajuga reptans

    Bugle. Thunder and Lightning,
    €2.34

    Out of stock

    For most of the year Ajuga is a pleasant, quiet achiever, a very versatile low growing ground cover, with evergreen, rosette-like foliage that hugs the ground like an evergreen carpet but those weeks in spring when the blue flowers appear are simply quite magical.

  3. Arenaria montana is a classic little alpine or rock garden plant, still relatively unknown to many gardeners.
    €2.10
    Arenaria montana is a classic little alpine or rock garden plant, still relatively unknown to many gardeners. The plant forms prostrate mats of evergreen foliage, blanketed by large white flowers. They are at their loveliest spilling over walls and will quickly fill in the spaces between stepping stones.
  4. Armeria maritima “Alba” is a beautiful white cultivar and the sister to “Splendens” a dark pink variety.

    Armeria maritima 'Alba'

    Thrift, Sea Thrift, Sea Pink, Cliff Rose.
    €2.10

    Armeria Maritima 'Alba' is a beautiful white cultivar. One of the easiest grown perennials and a valuable rockery plant, and one that should always be included if choice is restricted. This compact, evergreen perennial grows in low clumps and sends up long stems from which globes of pure white blooms.

  5. This compact, evergreen perennial grows in low clumps and sends up long stems from which globes of bright pink blooms.

    Armeria maritima 'Splendens'

    Thrift, Sea Thrift, Sea Pink, Cliff Rose.
    €1.86

    Easy to grow, undemanding and very long lived, it is no wonder that our little Thrift has been cultivated worldwide as a garden flower. Armeria maritima Splendens is a beautiful dark pink cultivar. With clumps of dark green, evergreen foliage it requires little water and very little maintenance.

  6. Armeria maritima, our well-known little “Thrift”, which grows so happily on cliffs and seashores is also a very popular garden flower.

    Armeria maritima 'Thrift'

    Thrift, Sea Thrift, Sea Pink, Cliff Rose.
    Wildflower of Britain and Ireland
    €1.92

    Out of stock

    Evergreen, undemanding and very long lived, it is no wonder that our little Thrift has been distributed worldwide as a garden flower. With clumps of dark green foliage, and perfect for gravel and rock gardens, it can take light foot traffic and makes a decorative edge along garden paths or down garden steps.

  7. Chamaemelum nobile, the perennial Roman Chamomile. Use for both scented chamomile lawns and for home remedy uses

    Chamaemelum nobile 'Roman Chamomile'

    English or Lawn Chamomile
    Also spelt Camomile

    Starting at: €1.50

    Camomile is a most useful plant. It can be used to make beautiful lawns and raised beds, an infusion of the plant is an ideal family remedy, calming and sedative, perfect for restlessness or travel sickness, while for gardeners the tea is effective as a spray to prevent 'damping-off' of seedlings

  8. This lovely bright green creeper spreads effortlessly in all directions filling up to two feet per plant.

    Herniaria glabra

    Smooth Rupturewort
    €2.34

    Herniaria glabra is a relatively unknown perennial that deserves to be used more often in our gardens. The nursery industry calls it ‘Green Carpet’ and well they should. This lovely bright green creeper spreads effortlessly in all directions. An excellent choice for between flagstones or as a lawn substitute.

  9. In the realm of simple herbs few have garnered such a reputation for success as the lowly chamomile.

    Matricaria chamomilla, German Chamomile, Organic

    Camomile Tea, Syn. Matricaria recutita
    €1.50
    Chamomile has been used for centuries. In the realm of simple herbs, for the treatment of common ailments by the common people, few herbs have garnered such a reputation for success as the lowly chamomile. Organic Seed.
  10. Pennyroyal has attractive whorls of lilac-blue flowers appear in mid to late summer, held above the foliage on stout stems.

    Pennyroyal, Mentha pulegium

    Pudding Grass, Pulegium
    Wildflower of Britain and Ireland, Ancient Crop
    €1.14

    Pennyroyal is a cottage garden plant of old. This highly aromatic herb has a strong peppermint scent to its dark green leaves, even more so than other mints.With attractive whorls of lilac-blue flowers, it can be used to carpet a shady corner or make a 'lawn' smelling deliciously of peppermint.

  11. Pennyroyal has attractive whorls of lilac-blue flowers appear in mid to late summer, held above the foliage on stout stems.

    Pennyroyal, Mentha pulegium, Organic

    Pudding Grass, Pulegium
    Wildflower of Britain and Ireland, Ancient Crop
    €1.86

    Out of stock

    Today, Pennyroyal is seldom considered a culinary herb, it can be found naturalised throughout the civilized world. In mid to late summer, attractive whorls of lilac-blue flowers appear held above the foliage on stout stems. Organic Seed.
  12. Sagina subulata is one of the best low growing ground covers that is both decorative and low maintenance.

    Sagina subulata 'Irish Moss'

    Pearlwort, Corsican Pearlwort

    Starting at: €1.50

    Sagina subulata is one of the best low growing ground covers. Irish moss is most often used as a ground cover, softening paths and stepping-stones. It gives a lush accent to rock garden and terraces. For a luxurious carpet of green, few plants can match Irish Moss.

  13. Delicate in appearance and yet very cold hardy, Sedum acre is beautiful from the first stirrings of early spring to the twilight of autumn.

    Sedum acre 'Goldmoss Stonecrop'

    Biting Stonecrop, Wallpepper

    Delicate in appearance and yet very cold hardy, Sedum acre is beautiful from the first stirrings of early spring to the twilight of autumn. Hardy and very easy to grow. Started early it will form a nice dense ground cover the very first season. If the weather is favourable it will flower within six months.

  14. Sedum glaucophyllum ‘Silver Frost’ is an attractive succulent that forms rosettes of tiny, blue-green leaves.
    €2.22

    ‘Silver Frost’ is a charming species, a mat-forming evergreen that will spread up to 45cm wide. In late spring the plants come alive with tiny spikes of white star shaped flowers each with contrasting purple anthers. Suitable for green roofs or alpine gardens, they are a worthy addition to any succulent collection.

  15. Sedum reflexum typically grows up to 10cm (4in) high, the foliage resembling mini spruce branches.

    Sedum reflexum (rupestre)

    Reflexed Stonecrop, Love Links

    If you’re looking for a beautiful plant that thrives with virtual neglect, Sedum reflexum just might fit the bill. The small bushes spread over the ground and the foliage resembles mini spruce branches. They are at their loveliest spilling over edges of walls and rocks to create the illusion of a living waterfall.

  16. Sedum selskianum is a hardy, handsome perennial that produces dense mounds of glossy bright green foliage.
    €2.22

    Sedum selskianum is a hardy, handsome and well-behaved perennial from the Amur River region of Northeast Asia. It produces dense mounds of glossy bright green foliage that form a low lush mound. In late spring and summer, tiny stems bear small starry shaped golden-yellow flowers.

  17. Sedum spurium coccineum is the most robust sedum for creeping spread and for floriferousness.

    Sedum spurium 'Coccineum'

    Dragon's Blood, Crimson or Two-row Stonecrop,

    Sedum spurium coccineum is the most robust sedum, with deep crimson blooms and bronze-green leaves. Low maintenance, durable and interesting, they enhance the appearance of green roofs, rockeries and containers. In July, dense clusters of showy crimson blooms smother the evergreen plants.

  18. 'Voodoo' has intense dark mahogany foliage with almost neon, luminous rosy-red flowers

    Sedum spurium 'Voodoo'

    Two-row stonecrop
    €2.70

    Sedum spurium 'Voodoo' is a stunning little perennial groundcover for hot, sunny locations. The intense dark mahogany foliage that provides a stunning contrast to the almost neon, luminous rosy-red flowers which appear June through August.

  19. Sedum ‘Ruben's Lizard’ is a low-growing sedum that has tight, rosy-green cushion of needles with reddish tips.
    €2.10

    Sedum Ruben's Lizard is a low-growing sedum that has tight, rosy-green cushion of needles with reddish tips. Throughout the summer the plant is covered with many tiny, star-shaped white flowers. Drought and heat tolerant or low maintenance, whatever you want to call it, 'Lizard' takes a lot of abuse.

  20. This mixture of many attractive low-growing sedum varieties represents a wide range of foliage types and flower colours.

    A mixture of many attractive low-growing sedum varieties representing a wide range of foliage types and flower colours. Low maintenance, durable and interesting, grow them on walls or banks, as a ground cover or as a green roof. Sedum strut their stuff where many other plants dare not venture!

  21. The Sedum Roof Garden Mix is a formula mixture of many important varieties especially suited for roof gardens
    €7.14

    Sedum Roof Garden Mix is a formula mixture of many important varieties for roof gardens in full foliage and flowering colour range. Low maintenance, durable and interesting, grow them on walls or banks, as a ground cover or as a green roof. Sedum strut their stuff where many other plants dare not venture!

  22. Thymus serpyllum ‘Creeping Thyme’

    Starting at: €1.50

    Thymus serpyllum is one of the most versatile groundcovers. Forming dense evergreen cushions of flowers these low maintenance plants don’t require mowing, watering or care, and can take a lot of abuse. Its leaves can be used as a culinary herb and its uses in the garden are almost unlimited.

  23. Tunica saxifraga, Petrorhagia saxifraga

    Tunica saxifraga, Petrorhagia saxifraga

    Tunic flower, Tunic saxifrage
    €1.56

    Growing to only 10cm in height, Tunica saxifraga have a mat-forming habit and grow to cover a wide area. In spring the plants flower in abundance, generously sprayed with stems of tall white-pink flowers. A very elegant, useful plant can be grown en-masse to cover a large area.

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