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Re: What is this plant please?

Message from Simon Hickmott

In forum: Identify a plant

Bugle, Ajuga reptans. I have this in my lawn, too. I think it's rather charming. It's not difficult to get rid of simply by digging it out. The lawnmower will keep much of it in check, depending on how short you cut your lawn, of course.

  • Posted: Wed. 16th March 2022 22:10

Re: What is this plant please?

Message from Mike

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, I found your question and signed up just so I could answer it for you: the plant/flower is Ajuga reptans, which I have now in my garden too. It is a magnificent creeper with really beautiful flowers of the deepest blue and is the best suppressor of weeds that I've ever known. Any small piece of it can be used to grow a new specimen and I have it as a filler in tubs and boxes and hanging baskets.

Happy days in the garden

  • Posted: Thu. 7th May 2020 11:04

Re: Trailing Plants for Planters

Message from Marissa Zoppellini

In forum: Container gardening

Hi Ciaran, here are a few suitable for container growing that will be of interest during the seasons you are there, not all are trailing but will soften the edges (I have picked out various cultivars but for some, there are others to choose from, depending on what is available to you). I would also recommend putting some plants with height in the planter for visual interest. Here goes:

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'
Bergenia 'Baby Doll'
Hedera helix 'Light Fingers'
Geranium 'Ann Folkard'
Ajuga reptans 'Evening Glow'
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Vinca minor 'La Grave'

Hope this helps. All the best, Marissa

  • Posted: Thu. 5th August 2010 10:04

Ajuga reptans

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Ajuga reptans

This plant is sometimes confused with water mint; however, it lacks the overpowering scent of mint and flowers earlier in the year. Bugle is an excellent plant for ground cover and can be used at the edge of borders and underneath shrubs.

  • Posted: Sat. 16th May 2009 17:15

This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Ajuga reptans 'Braunherz'

Ajuga reptans 'Braunherz' has been used in The HESCO Garden by Leeds City Council for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.

  • Posted: Fri. 15th May 2009 07:47

low level ground cover

Message from David Sewell

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi Angie,
Testing conditions and you want evergreen evergreen as well…!
Try a few from this list:
Helianthemum nummularium
Alyssum saxatile
Erysimum linifolium
Gypsophila repens (Rosea is lovely)
Iberis saxatile
Ajuga reptans (Bergandy Glow for a bit of purple)
Pachysandra terminalis
Achillea Moonshine
Convolvlus cneorum (I always forget how to spell this one!)
Festuca glauca (A grass)
Stachys lanata
Saxifrage x urbium 'London Pride'
All best,
David Sewell NCH, NDH

  • Posted: Wed. 6th May 2009 18:29

Plants to follow bulbs

Message from David Sewell

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi Fi,
I'm afraid I don't know the variety of Tulip - a much closer photograph would be useful for that.
There are a quite a few plants that will tolerate dry exposed areas with your soil. I'm assuming from the title that your spring flowers are in fact bulbs which means you need to look at perennials to follow on rather than shrubs.
You could consider:
Crocosmia in variety
Solidago (a small variety like Golden Thumb might be good)
Ajuga reptans
Snow in Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)
Dryopteris felix-mas (believe it or not!)
Gypsophila in variety
Iberis saxatilis
Centaurea Montana
Smaller Euphorbias
Nepetas (Catmints)
I know they are old faves but for a good reason - they tolerate conditions that other plants wont!
All best,
David Sewell NCH, NDH

  • Posted: Wed. 6th May 2009 18:26

Cimicifuga 'Brunette'

Comment from Georgie

In forum: Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) 'Brunette'

This plant was an impulse buy for me on 26 April 2009. I fell in love immediately with the beautiful foliage and it was a bonus to discover that it's happy in semi shade and has scented flowers. I'm going to grow it with Polemonium yezoense 'Purple Rain' and Ajuga reptans to add some much needed early colour to my semi shaded border.

  • Posted: Wed. 29th April 2009 20:14

Bit late - a few more

Message from Fi

In forum: Gardening for wildlife

A few that I have put in (also new wildlife pond) which will establish quickly:

Geranium pratense (the perennial one, not pelargonium!) - these form lovely clumps and drape into the water so the frogs/insects can get in and out.
Grasses - any you like.
Ajuga reptans
Ground Ivy
I also have several iris in one place, which I've found the dragonflies use to perch on
oh yes - kniphofia also for airborne insects.
Depending how much room you have, you can grow the coloured stemmed dogwoods - I have two red and yellow (cornus) which I coppice, great for birds etc.
Put some large pebbles for a beach effect in the shallowest bit, the butterflies use this as well as the birds.
Happy ponding

  • Posted: Fri. 27th March 2009 11:16

Ajuga reptans

Question from Elaine & Mike

In forum: Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'

Last summer we had a lovely mat of Burgundy Glow but over the winter we were disappointed to see it completely die back. Now, being a novice to gardening I may be wrong but I thought this should thrive all year round?

  • Posted: Fri. 7th March 2008 19:39