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I have a 6ft by 6ft area at the bottom of my garden which is always wet.  What is the best plants or shrubs to plant in this kind of soil?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,272

    How big is the whole garden? ... if it's large then there are some big plants that would be happy there, but if it's a smaller garden we'd need to suggest something more to scale. 

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  • Thank you for the help.  I will look into a pulmomaria.  The wet patch is 6ft by 6ft.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,272

    Youll be able to fit several pulmoniaria into that space. Have a look at astilbe too 

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,627

    It depends on how damp and if you have a bit of sun there. I think Iris Ensata would be ideal. More delicate looking Thalictrums can also do well. Plant them in drifts, this will create a nice soft vertical statement.

    Shrubs like Hydrangea Paniculata and Abelia Grandiflora can also work if given a bit of sun. Both will add colour during the summer months and Abelia can be pruned down very easily.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,555

    Hostas, hostas and more hostas. image

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