planting a drystone wall

Dan Aherne asked 15 years ago

Hi Gerry, I’m hoping to give some colour by planting the top and face of a drystone retaining wall. At present its covered by ivy on top with a few foxgloves on the face.Large trees above and grisilina hedge behind. Thanks in advance

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
A stone retaining wall presumably has soil at the back, but the trees overhead and griselinia hedging makes this a tough place to grow.

It is not surprising that ivy and foxgloves are doing well as they can tolerate these semi-woodland conditions. You might try the following woodland plants: primroses, ferns, bluebells, wild garlic, London pride, tolmeia, tellima, asarum, epimedium and arum.