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Plants hold soil in place?
Fri 13-Jun-14
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Noncitydweller
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   Just dug some steps up to my back garden. They were cut into side of the hill. I need to stop the 90 degree wall of soil from falling onto my nice wooden steps. The soil is chalk and flint with a decent amount of black soil on the top. Will be putting chicken wire up against the soil, held in place by tent pegs or the equivalent that you use to hold black anti weed stuff down with. But this won't last forever so anyone any ideas for plants. Will use ivy if stuck but would prefer something that didn't want to take over the plant world!

Fri 13-Jun-14
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Chamomile perhaps?  I know that it is used for lawns and doesn't need to be mown.

I'll try that again!

Tue 17-Jun-14
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Toffeeapple said
Chamomile perhaps?  I know that it is used for lawns and doesn't need to be mown.

From Victorina Nursery "you will have a long term issue with Chamolie in such a position in with regards to cutting back"

Pity

They suggested Aubrieta cascade, creeping thyme, Heath Pearlwort. I went for the 1st two but I may change my lawn to Pearlwort as it doesn't need cutting and can take heavy footfall.

Like the idea of nice luscious lawn which does not need cutting back.

Tue 17-Jun-14
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Ah well, at leaast you have made a decision!

I'll try that again!

Tue 17-Jun-14
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True! And I needed to. The chalk and clay part is stable enough but there is a good 2 foot black soil which won't stay there long. Have to use 6" nails with washers to hold chicken wire on as tent pegs definitely won't go in. Waiting for washers bought of eBay.... No rain please!

Tue 17-Jun-14
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Fingers crossed!

I'll try that again!

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