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Old 10-08-2011, 09:23 PM
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Need Something to Cover and Prevent Erosion...


Hello! If anyone can help with this, it's you guys! I need something to plant on a hill/slope that's red clay to prevent washout and erosion and to cover the area. There is no grass since thick stands of pine were recently pulled out. I'd like to eventually put in shrubs or something to screen out the terrible neighbors up the hill(squatters on OUR property, long story lol), but for now, since I can't afford shrubbery at the moment, I'd just like to deal with the erosion issues. Thanks for the help!

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Old 10-08-2011, 10:00 PM
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Bamboo

&&& plant it close enough to the squatters that they get the full brunt of it's wrath
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:49 AM
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I have stonecrop growing on my ugly slope that is all clay and shale. I can send you as much as you would like for postage. Also I have tons of Queen Anns lace seeds, it's roots grow like a carrot, both are great for what you need.




As you can see this plant is growing in shale
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:51 PM
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Crown vetch is used often her on hillslides.

DO NOT USE BAMBOO....you will never be able to kill it .. all over the areas here in rail ways ...No one can kill it . Nephew has some in his yard an tried everything under the sun on that.. grows about a foot a week.

dont plant it

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Old 02-25-2012, 03:03 PM
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I agree no bamboo, very hard to kill and have seen yards over taken with it. not a pretty site
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:08 PM
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My sisters neighbor here in Pennsylvania, had it in her yard.. I would go up each week an I could not believe it grew a foot a week......The crops on the farm dont even do that.......Foot a week.
Back in the olden days they planted bamboo around the railroad tracks to catch the dust an keep the noise down.. Coal trains......Today that dang stuff is still goin strong. Horrible
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:11 AM
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do some rudibeckia, speads like crazy
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:21 AM
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Looks like yours did .. No such luck here.LOL
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:14 PM
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oh man mine went wild, got them growing in the grass even mow some down all the time
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:16 PM
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Thats somethin.. I have a problem getting them going.

Are your tulips open yet?
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:29 PM
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I have a good lot of purple-blooming periwinkle that is a very prolific ground cover and very attractive. I also have a lot of creeping phlox, lambs ear, etc. All of these do well on my bank that is chert covered with fine gravel, in full sun. Let me know if you're interested in any or all. These are also all hardy. If you need stuff in shade I'd recommend that you get some ajuga from swamplady--she should have plenty. I sent her a box full last year. LMK if I can help.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:22 PM
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Hi barefootgardener,
Long time no see......Some ground cover you sent me is growing like crazy.
White with green ends.
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