Groundcover

Discussion in 'General Gardening' started by Hobie, May 3, 2011.

  1. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    I have been thinking about planting a groundcover in front of my hives to (theoretically) avoid mowing in the flight path. I'm looking for something that will spread and tolerate being tromped on. Something with flowers would be a bonus. Anybody have any luck with a specific plant in an application like this?

    I'm thinking maybe creeping thyme, or maybe regular thyme (not sure how tall it gets if unattended.) Also found this pretty little plant:
    http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/b/bp/CHABS.html
    but I would hate to walk on it!

    On second thought, maybe having a flowering plant that could be full of bees is not such a good idea.
     
  2. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Hobie,How about Dutch Clover, It doesn't get to tall and when the blooms start turning brown, mow it and it will bloom again. I get about four blooms a year out of it and it's one of our main honey flow plants in our area. Don't know how it grows in your area. :confused: Jack
     

  3. Zulu

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    I would plant a creeping mint , smells great and will tolerate a fair amount of stomping on. I think they call it Corsican mint here.

    Thyme would also be good but so would many other low herbs.