post Plants that like living in Copley

February 17th, 2008

Filed under: Greening Copley — newseditor @ 2:58 am

We’ve compiled a catalogue of plants that somehow survive, and indeed thrive, in the face of high alkalinity, liminess, harsh winds, extreme summers, winter frosts, high clay contact and an absence of any real topsoil. Living miracles! Some of these plants are indigenous to the area, others have been discovered by the trials and errors of local gardeners.

This catalogue is a work in progress. As a lot of our own plants are still young, we’ve used images on the internet of examples of each plant, just to get an idea of how they look in their mature form.

We’d love to hear your suggestions of any other species – please add a comment below!

Download the catalogue of plants PDF here.


  1. Thanks for the great catalogue of self starters for the desert. Ive also noticed many of the cacti family including aloes grow very well. some of the cacti bear edible fruit and others apparently have been known for their healing qualities. Mugwort and wormwood are growing keenly already for any herb enthusiasts!

    Comment by Nigel — February 17, 2008 @ 3:45 am

  2. ps…there is something wrong with your clock….I am writing this at 2.13 pm….LOL

    oh you didn’t know I was doing this from my laptop in new york? I’m back now, so we’re on Copley time again – amt

    Comment by di — February 19, 2008 @ 3:43 am

  3. Thanks for the catalogue and all the work you are doing AM. Hopefully we can get more support as this gets out to the community and the realisation that Copley isn’t just in their own little plot of land.

    Comment by di — February 19, 2008 @ 3:42 am

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