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Re: Progress on the garden wall/weather/steppable groundcover


Still snowing here, probably a foot on the ground. I was feeling bad about
missing holiday overtime pay because of the flu (now a mild pneumonia,
Grandma always said "at least they cure pneumonia : )" ).   As I look at the
snow, I'm thankful I didn't have to dig my car out the past few nights.
Marvelous looking garden wall Theresa.
Re the groundcover. I've had various creeping thymes. You can walk on them.
The wooly thyme shows footprints for a while but fluffs itself back up.
Another bonus with these is the delightful fragrance. With your warm
climate, be sure to put some corsican mint where it will be walked on, too.
Luscious fragrance. I had a dog start digging in one of my thyme beds,
ripped out great swaths before I chased it off. I filled the hole, laid it
back in place, watered it in good and in a few weeks couldn't tell where the
damage had been. It will gradually encroach on & over low obstacles like
rocks and RR tie borders. It is easy to lift off & trim away from unwanted
areas. I like mixing different creeping thymes with other low growers like
"Little Rubies" Dianthus. If you choose Elfin Thyme, it it slower to spread
& lower than any other I've seen & may need some vigilence to keep other
plants from overunnning it. If you have some shade there, try tucking in
some of the hardy cyclamen. Smaller saxifrages are also delightful & add
interesting texture in sun - part-shade.
Judy B
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> >> Brr- we had frost last night!
> Brr- we had snow last night!
> Kitty

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