Plants for Ground Cover

At Thompson's we have a great selection of Plants for Ground Cover. These plants are naturally low-growing and will form attractive mounds or carpets that can quickly cover the ground or bare soil. Ground cover plants are often low-maintenance as well as evergreen, so you get year round interest. Fantastic for filling in gaps in your borders or around the bases of larger shrubs. Below are a few of our more popular recommended varieties, for our full range please visit your local branch.

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Need Some Help Planting Your Plants for Ground Cover

Whether you're planting your Vinca minor AlbaPachysandra terminalis Variegata or Euphorbia amy. ssp. Robbiae, by following a few simple steps, you'll be giving your plants the best possible start to life in your garden.

  • Dig the hole a little deeper than the size of the container and twice as wide.

  • Loosen the soil in the hole so that it is crumbly.

  • Mix a small amount of good-quality multipurpose compost into the hole.

  • Remove the plant from the pot and gently tease out a few of the roots.

  • Place your plant in the hole making sure you don't bury the stem.

  • Refill the hole with a mixture of soil and multipurpose compost.

  • Firm the soil around the plant, making sure you don't press down on the root ball.

  • Water well, and keep well watered in the first season whilst it establishes itself.

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If you need any other assistance with your garden plants, then please get in touch. Our experts are always on hand to answer your questions. Mail us at [email protected].