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Bear in mind that slopes are usually very dry at the top when it hasn't rained and very wet, even swampy toward the bottom of the slope when it does rain. So choose plants that tolerate dry weather for the top 2/3rd and plants that will survive damp soil for the bottom third.
Tall plants with a widespread are best avoided as they will eventually topple over, tall plants with a deep root system are OK.
If soil erosion is causing problems it is a good ideal to plant deep rooting plants and avoid shallow rooting plants like ivy that will gradually suffocate slower-growing beneficial plants. Flowering plants can do well on sloped ground, but will require mulching and regular tending until established.
Planting on a slope involves a bit of trial and error but the plants listed here will take a bit of the guess work out of it.
Plants that like to flow down slopes like coneflowers, black eyed susan, garden phlox,
shasta daisies, purple russian sage, herbs like catmint and creeping phlox work well on the edge of a terrace.
Plants like artemesias and soft wooly lambs ears with grey or silver foliage add contrasting colour against brighter blooms and dwarf evergreen shrubs.
Birdbaths, bird feeders, big flowerpots and trellises all add interest. But don't go over the top in a small sloped garden. Too much clutter makes it look smaller, design tips can be found on my small garden page.
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