I notice that the miniature groundcovers like Elfin thyme and woolly thyme and items like Corsican mint and others are all looking marvellous in the warmish moist weather, very emerald-green and lush, or grey-green or variegated/silvery depending on the plant... This is really their best time of year [mine in late summer looked a bit swamped by other plants], and perhaps they should be used more to decorate flower beds where the spent old stems and foliage are being cleared away and the area can look sort of ratty or otherwise un-planted. They are also wonderful around walkway borders where one's eye runs to checking what's on the ground, and in mini-landscapes. I'd like to see more discussion here of groundcovers! Last year we had some good photo-sharing and discussions.