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Indian mock strawberry, latin name : potentilla indica/duchesna indica, originates from India (hence the name indica).

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HERE IT IS, IT’S THE ONE WITH THE STRAWBERRY-LIKE LEAFS AND THE YELLOW BUTTERCUP-LIKE FLOWERS. GOOD GROUNDCOVER FOR LARGE AREA’S WITH BUSHES AND TREE’S BUT BEWARE IT IS A CULPRIT, A POWERFUL GROWER AND I THINK IT’S A PRETTY PLANT, IT BLOOMS FROM APRIL TILL OKTOBER AND AFTER THE FLOWERS IT GETS BRIGHT RED STRAWBERRY-LIKE FRUITS WHO DON’ TASTE WELL. THE PLANT DISAPPEARS UNDER GROUND IN WINTER AND STARTS GROWING RAPIDLY IN SPRING.

WHEN YOU USE IT AS GROUNDCOVER WITH BUSHES WHO ARE AT LEAST 50 CM HIGH IT IS GOOD. IT SUFFOCATES ALL THE WEEDS BUT WHEN USED AS GROUNDCOVER AMONG PLANTS AND SMALL BUSHES IT WILL OVERGROW THEM ALL. 

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HERE IS THE CULPRIT AGAIN, DO YOU SEE THE TINY WHITE FLOWERS ? WELL THAT IS MY WHITE HEATHER !!!      I…

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plant combination1Tip:

Look for plant combinations that work well together when visiting other gardens. Don’t be afraid to copy tried and tested ideas from books and magazines as this will save you time experimenting by trial and error.

 

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Further information: Great Plant combinations

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