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Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
edited April 2018 in Plants
Will grape hyacinth, narcissus and hyacinth be happy to be replanted under a decidious tree?  They are almost finished flowering in the pots.   What summer flowering plants will be happy under the umbrella of a decidious tree?  Thanks 

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,663
    It rather depends on the type of tree and how big the tree is.
    eg Nothing /hardly anything will grow under Fagus sylvatica...beech trees.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,558
    I have crocus, grape hyacinth, narcissus, anemone blanda, acidanthera bulbs plus plants like hellebore, ajuga reptens, aquilegia, cyclamen at the base of the huge evergreen Spanish oak tress that line my drive, where they get dappled light. This is their second spring, all doing fine except the acidanthera do better at the sunnier end.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,532
    It rather depends on the type of tree and how big the tree is.
    eg Nothing /hardly anything will grow under Fagus sylvatica...beech trees.
    Quite true. Even stinging nettles only grow round the very outer edge of the canopy. Cyclamen will though. Some trees - walnut being the prime example - will suppress other plants growing nearby. 

    You really do need to tell us what the tree(s) is/are?
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
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