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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:56 pm 

Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 5:26 pm
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Location: Carrollton
I have a rather long (~100 ft.) back alley, cedar fence, ~ 3ft. "bed" between fence and concrete alley. Mostly morning sun, then shaded by fence. I'd like some suggestions for plantings - perhaps a groundcover that might eventually creep up the fence. I'm on the "corner" of the alley, so SUV's are continually driving on/in my "bed" - had to move the sprinkler heads as a result. If there were something that caused FLAT TIRES when you drove on it, I'd plant it in a heartbeat! Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:51 am 

Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 7:33 am
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Location: Plano & land at Dodd City,TEXAS
I spent several years planting stuff behind the fence in the alley just so you wouldn't have to get the mower back there. I have cannas & even if they are run over, they pop back up! And multiply! Also have some kind of 'myrtle'-I think-and purple wondering jew. In b/w all this hollyhocks come up every spring & I don't care if they don't stand straight & they get straggly-they're in the alley! Unfortunately, there's honeysuckle that will probably crowd out everything. I have 4 o'clocks planted sooo we'll see if they make it.

Plano Patty & Jim

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:20 am 

Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:45 pm
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Location: Denton, TX
A holly bush might get the point across, even though I hate holly. :)

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