Alpines, ground cover perennials and sub-shrubs planted in a Wimborne garden wall

Spring Wall Planting, Colehill, Wimborne

This garden, in Colehill, Wimborne, now features a bright and cheerful mixed planting of alpines, ground cover perennials, and sub-shrubs in a wall border.

Most importantly alpines need be planted in free draining soil and so plenty of grit was added to the medium to aid this. Grit was also applied as a surface mulch, helping to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.

This Wimborne wall will now have a stunning display of flower colour from spring through into summer.

Plants used in this Colehill wall planting project

Plants: Saxifrage, phlox douglasii – (tufted or common phlox), Sedum palmeri – (Mexican stonecrop).  Cerastium Tomentosum – (Snow in summer), Erigeron glaucus ‘sea breeze’, Rosemarinus officinalis – ‘prostrate Rosemary’

[Below: A photo of the Colehill wall planting scheme.]

A bright and cheerful mixed planting of alpines, ground cover perennials, and sub-shrubs in a wall border, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset.

A bright and cheerful mixed planting of alpines, ground cover perennials, and sub-shrubs in a wall border, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset.

Would you like a wall planting scheme like this?