dead nettle


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Putting my botanical stumbling to shame, Gary McLardy writes with news of blooming corn marigolds, red dead nettle, veronica persica, and many lesser celandines and dandelions along Alt Road and Altcar Road near Formby by-pass.
WHITE Nancy and silver beacon dead nettles, or lamiums, have shiny silvery leaves that light up shady spots and help purple-leaved ground-huggers, like ajuga and heuchera palace purple, stand out against bare soil.
Dead nettles and other early nectar and pollen sources are excellent for early-flowering fruits such as peaches and pears.
Many are weed-suppressing ground huggers, such as bugle, dead nettles, lady's mantle, periwinkle and ivy.
But instead of using chemical sprays to control weeds, they decided to accommodate arable interlopers such as as fumitories, woundwort, spurges and dead nettles.
SMALLER suitable plants include lenten roses (helleborus orientalis), geranium phaeum and many of the other herbaceous geraniums, Solomon's seal, periwinkle, variegated dead nettles (lamium White Nancy, Silver Beacon etc.
Expert tip Spreading plants, such as bugle (ajuga) and dead nettles (lamium), produce individual plantlets, which can simply be teased out and re-planted.
Fill gaps in borders with groundhugging ornamental plants like hardy geraniums, heathers, bugle and dead nettles.
You could also use golden-leaved sedge Evergold, Euonymus Emerald 'n' Gold and masses of marigold with an edging of yellow-leaved dead nettles.
For ground cover in shade, variegated lamiums or dead nettles, such as Silver Beacon and White Nancy, take some beating, or you could choose variegated periwinkles.
GARY McLARDY reports a group of white dead nettles coming into bloom in Formby on January 16.
A few ground-hugging companions such as the colourful ornamental Dead Nettles, Winter Heathers and early spring bulbs will set them off nicely.