Small gar­den’s not look­ing for lawn

Irish Sunday Mirror - - GARDENING CLUB -

What’s good in­stead of a lawn for a small patch in my gar­den? I don’t need to walk on it. – Jill, Glas­gow DAVID: Mind-your-own­busi­ness (Soleiro­lia soleirolii), Scotch moss (Sag­ina sub­u­lata “Aurea”) or Smooth rup­ture wort (Her­niaria glabra) are all good grass al­ter­na­tives. They gen­er­ally need no main­te­nance, but may need con­tain­ing bor­ders to keep them from spread­ing.

A chamomile lawn is also bril­liant – you will en­joy the won­der­ful fra­grance.

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