I have a narrow strip of soil (about 2 ft. wide) on the side of my house. It gets partial sun/partial shade. Whatever I plant must be fairly contained so it does not grow over the walkway next to this strip. I am looking for some ideas about what I could plant between the patches of lamium. Or would it be better just to fill it all in with lamium? I want to fill it all in so it will be relatively weed free. One problem is that is gets little moisture from rain due to the overhang of my house.
Sweet Woodruff would be a nice addition.
This article has a few more suggestions.
Can you plant Lamium in the fall, and what is the best way to prepare the bed to plant them in?
You can, but I prefer to plant in spring. These are very hardy, and will more than likely survive a fall planting. Here is an article for more tips on their care:
Hi, Part of my lawn, like 50 square feet, is filled with purple deadnettle. What is the best method to remove this without herbicide. I am planning on putting some edible plants here in the future and don't like the idea of using poisons in my yard, especially since I have a 1.5 year old who may go into that area of the yard. I actually plan on covering this area with low ground cover and I dont even like grass lawns that much. Since its like a foot tall now can I just mow it with my lawn mower asap and then figure a way to control it after?
These articles may help in ridding your yard of purple deadnettle:
How to get rid of this in a lawn??
This article will help you.
When my Dead Nettles die back the flowers leave a prickly residual sort of bulb. My wife says that I should clip them off. Should I? Would that help or hinder the plant? Thank you, Dick Scherer
Shear the plants back after blossoming in their peak season to encourage well-branched plants and a hearty second bloom.
Planted for the first time last spring. Flowered beautifully but developed black spots. Stopped flowering and looked awful. Is there such a thing as a pretreatment for this problem? Thank you:)
This link will give you an entire page of articles about leaf spot that should help: