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I have a small garden with a square area of about 1.5mx1.5m. this area is shady all year round.  This year I scattered some wildflower seeds which looked great for a month or so but of course I now have a bare area. I would like some perennials in there for all round colour although I accept that it will be mainly green! Any ideas please?

Last edited: 17 October 2017 13:44:40


  • B3B3 Posts: 26,415

    Hardy geraniums, euphorbia, alchemilla molis,spring  bulbs 

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Brunnera Jack Frost, tiarella, heucheras.

    SW Scotland
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    These are my favourite plants for shade. Lamium Maculatum, the Spotted Nettle. Bergenia Cordifolia, Ajuga Reptans. Tradescantia Andersoniana in shade of deep purples to pale mauves. Liriope Muscari, flowers right to late autumn. They perform and they are undemanding which is a bonus.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,120

    Hellebores , Astrantias , Epimedium , Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' , Cyclamen , numerous Ferns , Violas ,

    Astilbes , Heucheras , Hostas............The list is endless !image

  • GrazieGrazie Posts: 4

    Thank you very much  for your advice - much appreciated

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