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What would be the hardiest groundcovers to use next to a sal****er
swimming pool in
Sydney? It is a sunny position. I want a dense groundcover to stop the
weeds.


i have some purple ajuga (aka bugle flower) which is the hardiest, most
weed-excluding ground cover i have ever seen. it doesn't care if you walk
on
it (although you'd eventually wear a path, i suppose).

possible points against: when flowering, it's covered in bees, & some
people
seem to attract bees, which could be comical (yet unfortunate) near a
swimming pool.


Or quite disasterous and deadly, if someone is, or becomes allergic to bee
stings.


yes all right, but the question here is tough groundcovers for a poolside
location, NOT every illness or situation that might cause a problem, becuase
such a list would never end. ajuga's bee-attracting qualities are actually a
good thing - but also a factor worth mentioning in advance if it's to go
near a pool.

obviously(?), it doesn't flower all year. it flowers several weeks per year.
the main "problem" with swimming pools is that people drown in them, (rather
than die of a bee-sting on the verge because the groundcover was flowering).
kylie




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