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Raised bed in shaded area.

I have built this raised bed out of old crates it's in the shade for most of the day with direct sunlight in the morning and evening. The soil will only be about 6 inches deep in most places but will have two towers in the centre which will have a depth of about 12 inches. Im after advise on what to plant. 
Thanks in advance for the help.


  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,508
    I am assuming it's lined with landscape fabric not plastic for drainage.
    6 ins depth isn't enough for perennial plants so annual bedding would be best. Fibrous begonia and busy lizzies do well in shade, they cone in pinks,reds, whites,  vioilas in the winter months. There are grasses and hardy geraniums that don't mind shade for your towers. Google plants for shade and there is a company listed that would give you more ideas,
    You would need to feed and water with such shallow soil and renew the top few inches annually. 

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