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Evergreen ground cover for shade suggestions

guttiesgutties Posts: 224
Morning all,
I would appreciate some suggestions for ground cover in a shady part of my clay soil garden?
It's not particularly wet as it's partially covered by trees (hence the shade), but it would certainly be a heavy soil.

Anything bee friendly or having a nice scent would be a bonus.

Thanks in advance


  • B3B3 Posts: 25,155
    Sweet woodruff is growing well in a similar spot in my garden. Some hardy geraniums do well too.
    Don't be tempted by vinca. It's a thug .
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Posts: 955
    Hardy geraniums in mine are doing well. They get no sun all day bit still flower
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,649
    Enrich and lighten the clay with compost and there are many plants for your shade. I have Brunnera "Jack Frost", Heucheras, hostas, epimediums, lamium (be careful of the invasive yellow one) tiarellas, euphorbia Robbiae, Dryopteris ferns, Liriope, geranium Macrorrhizum. 
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,323
    Polystichum ferns do okay on ours, with a little water. Also they are wintergreen.
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