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Plants for a steep bank? 20 Sep 2009 17:02 #20025

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Ideas for planting a large north facing steep bank. Clay but there will be good top soil. :D
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Plants for a steep bank? 20 Sep 2009 17:09 #295903

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Hi Carlos and welcome to lsb :D

What sort of plants do you like? I'd plant flax...but then I always do [:I] Do you want low cover or something shrubby?

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Plants for a steep bank? 20 Sep 2009 17:40 #295908

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Please noone say agapanthus [}:)]

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Plants for a steep bank? 20 Sep 2009 17:51 #295910

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Welcome Carlos, okay Tiggs what about gorse, that grows really well and roots hold things in place [}:)][}:)]
Seriously though this has some really good guides and ideas.
http://www.arc.govt.nz/albany/fms/main/Documents/Environment/Plants%20and%20animals/coastal%20planting%20guide%206.pdf
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Plants for a steep bank? 20 Sep 2009 17:53 #295911

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Cate;278836 wrote: Welcome Carlos, okay Tiggs what about gorse, that grows really well and roots hold things in place [}:)][}:)]
and ideas.

Also fixes nitrogen well :D I actually don't have a gripe with gorse, darned good nursery crop if managed right.
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Plants for a steep bank? 21 Sep 2009 18:11 #296091

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tigger;278837 wrote: Also fixes nitrogen well :D I actually don't have a gripe with gorse, darned good nursery crop if managed right.
Me too; gorse is the only thing holding our soil from running down the rivers in many places & it acts as a great nursery for natural regeneration of our native bush.
Gorse bows out once the light has gone off it.
It stands guard for many years as seed & if the cover is cut it comes back to be the soil guardian again.

I have sure changed my mind about it over the years. :) From 245T to love, it could be called.
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Plants for a steep bank? 21 Sep 2009 18:56 #296097

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I've just planted out a steep bank from where the land was excavated for an arena. Yep, I planted flax. They are so good for colonising well and holding up the bank. I laid left over old hay between the plants to help stabilise it till the flax take hold and to slow down the weeds coming through.
How steep do you mean? There's also poplars. They take off easily and are known to slow down erosion on steep hillsides.
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Plants for a steep bank? 22 Sep 2009 13:27 #296247

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arctotis.......grow easily from cuttings....took mine from the side of the road....they keep the weeds down too.

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Plants for a steep bank? 23 Sep 2009 16:26 #296569

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What about this stuff?

http://www.vetivernurseries.co.nz/

Was it MM who used it? I think for those areas where it grows, it can be pretty amazing.
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