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Shady spot under a fir tree

Rose121Rose121 Posts: 132
I have a dry corner under the edge of a neighbour's fir tree. Little bit of sun, dry and probably a bit acid after years of needles. 

Any ideas on what might do well there? I was wondering if hellebore or euphorbia, in one of their variants? Would love recommendations. 


  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    I've planted Hellebores, bluebells (English) and ferns in just such a spot. And Geranium phaeum and Geranium nodosum. All doing well at the moment but I await a hot summer to see how they fare then!
  • Rose121Rose121 Posts: 132
    Thanks! Ferns could be good. I may have a couple needing moving too... 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,719
    Another vote here for Geranium phaeum ... ours are very happy in dry shade ... flowering most of the summer , and the one we have has lovely dark-blotched leaves which add to the interest. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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