Planting Aubretia In A Wall. It looks especially superb grown along a hollow topped wall where the plants can. Early spring before last frost, or in autumn.
The plants have a modest imprint and may develop a deeper root system in the soil behind a retaining wall, with leaves and blossoms spreading up to 18 inches or more, creating the illusion of a living wall. It is easy to establish and requires a minimum of water as the seedlings grow. Water on a regular basis, whenever the surface soil is dry.
I Usually Tease Out A Few Roots,And With A Couple Of Handfuls Of Compost,Stuff Them Back Into Odd Pockets In The Wall,They Always Take.
Plants which grow on walls include stonecrop, valerian, campanula and maidenhair spleenwort. Aubrieta grows well from seed. Then rake over the area so the soil is level.
Purple, Lilac, Blue, Pink, White.
Do this step in early spring once your soil is workable. Try a variety like ‘argenteo variegata’, which ideally should be planted in fall. The plants have a modest imprint and may develop a deeper root system in the soil behind a retaining wall, with leaves and blossoms spreading up to 18 inches or more, creating the illusion of a living wall.
It Is Great For Attracting Bees And Other Beneficial Insects To The Garden In Early Spring.
Sounds like a good place for the aubretia reks. I'm now going to try it with arabis,and get some blues,purples and whites going. I notice gc's and supermarkets have been full of aubretias and saxifrages, obviously the plant to own this spring, and the new ones are much nicer than i remember 🙂
Place About 5 To 10 Specimens To A Square Yard 1 M² To Create Amazing Ground Cover.
It always seemed to be alternated with allysum. I have aubretia growing and spreading in my dry stone wall. Adaptable and easy to grow, they are a great option for your garden wall ideas.
Place It In A Really Gritty Cutting Compost, Add Extra Grit If Necessary, And Place It In A Cold Frame To Root.
The seeds should germinate within two weeks. Aubretia is suitable for rockeries, walls, borders, edging paths, planters and window boxes. Cover the seed tray with plastic wrap to help the soil retain moisture and place the tray in a warm location.