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SILVER CARPET | Dymondia margaretae

MEXICAN DICHONDRA | Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’

Josh likes to make the most of space in the garden and so he doesn’t want to waste a chance to use the planting potential around paths.

SERIES 29 | Episode 23

LEMON BALM | Melissa officinalis

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Josh digs a shallow trench along the length of the edge of the path and lays drip irrigation. This will water the plants evenly and at soil level. He covers this with homemade compost and works through some pelletised chicken manure to improve the soil before planting.

SAGE | Salvia officinalis cv.

SOWING RATE: 1 KG PER 100 METERS SQUARE

Sprouting: 7-21 days.

Position: Low traffic areas

Approx 500- 650 seeds per gram

Ideal sowing temp: 10-22C (Avoid the coldest and hottest temps).

Drought-resistant, creeping ground-cover, native to Australia and New Zealand. A lawn substitute for low foot traffic areas, it is often planted in places where other turf-type grass does not grow well. Adult leaves are kidney shaped and small flowers green-yellow. It will form a thick mat in part shaded positions and also looks wonderful in hanging baskets or pots as it will cascade over the side and is very low maintenance.

Seed is coated with a fungicide called Thiram and an artificial colouring to highlight the treatment.

Dwarf, spreading, dense groundcover n1-2′ high byapproximately 6′ across. Deep green-reddish wrinkled leaves are small and tight in the shrub. Waxy white to pink flowers are profuse in spring and are very attractive.A great groundcover for slopes or embankments. Lovely container plant. Prefers well drained soil in a shady position.

A small, prostrate, herbaceous plant. Attractive and useful ground cover or lawnsubstitute which will grow readily in most climates. Attractive between pavers and is useful for shaded areas steep banks and other inaccessible positions.The creeping stems, root themselves at nodes. The leaves are kidney-shaped and tiny, pretty yellowish-green flowers form mostly in summer.

A prostrate creeping succulent that has long trailing stems up to 2m. It produces large deep pink flowers in spring and autumn with purple stems. Great for rockeries, mass plantings, a sand dune stabiliser or for any low maintenance gardens in inland and coastal positions.Full sun to light shade. Suits most soil types. Tolerates frost, drought, humidity and salt. Avoid prolonged wet feet.

Rulingia hermanniifolia Wrinkled Kerrawang

A vigorous, hardy native ground cover that formsdense mats of foliage, spreading to 1.5 m. It has a twining habit making it an ideal plant for growing over fences or other garden structures. It has large yellow flowers from spring to summer, is suited to coastal gardens through to frost free inland climates and prefers well drained soils in full sun to partial shade.

A small, herbaceous creeper.The flowers are white or pinkish to red in color. It commonly grows in moist soils and prefers dappled shade It is known for its medicinal uses. Just a few leaves a day can keep the doctor away

Low growing ,to 60cm, ornamental spreading shrub with bright yellow flowers in spring and small deep green oval leaves. Prefers well-drained light to heavy soils with a mulched root system and some summer water. Prune when young for bushier growth. Grows well full sun.

It is grown for the edible leaves , and can be used as food or an ornamental plant for ground cover. As it name says, it has similar flavour and texture properties to spinach . The plant has a trailing habit, it will form a thick carpet on the ground or climb though other vegetation and/or hang downwards. It prefers a well watered position in full sun or shade