The hardy species will grow well in dry sandy soil, and are suitable for rockeries,old walls or edgings.
Very good edgings, but of a less durable character, are formed by thrift.
Amongst shrubby plants suitable for edgings are the evergreen candytuft (Iberis sempervirens), Euonymus radicans variegata, ivy, and Euonymus microphyllus - a charming little evergreen with small serrated leaves.
Edgings may also be formed of narrow slips of sandstone flag, slate, tiles or bricks.
One advantage of using edgings of this kind, especially in kitchen gardens, is that they do not harbour slugs and similar vermin, which all live edgings do, and often to a serious extent, if they are left to grow large.