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MrsFoxgloveMrsFoxglove SurreyPosts: 180
edited June 2018 in Problem solving
Morning all :)

I re-turfed the lawn last year and over winter, wally that I am, left a box of garden waste in this corner and not surprisingly killed that bit of grass off :s

Can't really be bothered turfing this little secfion as it's just be a waste of a roll of turf and I reckon it's too shady for grass to grow decently there so I was thinking I may as well put a planter there with some shade loving flowers. 

I love blues, pinks, lilacs and whites in my garden so if there are any you can think of that don't mind shade or indeed thrive in shade i'd be grateful for your input :)



Thanks kindly 
xXx

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  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,418
    How about making the leaves do all the work by planting ferns or hosta, flowers are hard to keep going all year round bit ferns never die back.😁
  • MrsFoxgloveMrsFoxglove SurreyPosts: 180
    I couldn't cope with Hostas as the slugs would annihilate them and then they'd be holey hostas, I do like ferns and have some out the back but I was hoping for a bit of colour in this corner- won't let me upload a pic annoyingly. 

    Is there any sort of dwarf tree that wouldn't mind shade or being in a container? 
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,418
    Maple or twisted hazel maybe. Could even plant a Flamingo Willow . Look it up its new leaf growth comes though pink but then turns white, there is a picture of it on my post about lovely roses, its in the background.😁
  • MrsFoxgloveMrsFoxglove SurreyPosts: 180
    edited June 2018
    Maple or twisted hazel maybe. Could even plant a Flamingo kWillow . Look it up its new leaf growth comes though pink but then turns white, there is a picture of it on my post about lovely roses, its in the background.😁
    This sounds lovely, i'll have a look now...

    ...looks really pretty but very big, this shady corner i have is small and has a Laurel tree aa a canopy... i wish i could get rid of the tree! Can't stand it!
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,418
    Just cut back what you want even if it's your neighbours as long as you offer the cuttings to them it's allowed. The Flamingo Willow takes time to grow and is easy to keep to the size you want.
  • MrsFoxgloveMrsFoxglove SurreyPosts: 180
    The tree is ours, I could do with calling in the professionals to cut it now as it's too tall  :s
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,418
    Give it a go,even if you only take it down bit by bit unless it's over ten foot you could manage it. Next doors lilac is taller than our conservatory but I have a cutter on a long pole with a rope that pulls it to cut. As most things are out of my reach (Im five foot nothing) it gets lots of use.
  • MrsFoxgloveMrsFoxglove SurreyPosts: 180
    Oh gosh this Laurel is taller than our house- Laurel Cottage  :dizzy:

    Birds love it so i'd feel bad cutting it down completely but it definitely needs shaping and cutting back lots.

    Love your rope idea though  :D

  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,418
    Just found it in a garden centre, best thing ever as hubby has a bad shoulder too at the moment so neither of us can reach.lol.
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