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Hi. Just lurched my first house and it has no garden so I have done a flower wall on my kitchen extension wall. So in total I can but 130 plant pots into it. The problem that wall is always in the shade so what plants do you recommend.

I was thinking or large plants that will fill out the flower wall and different colours. I don't have much knowledge of plants or gardening but was thinking of maybe different types of fern plants as I know they grow well in shade, all year round green and can add colour. 

What are your suggestions? 

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  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 553
    Sarcococcoca is a good evergreen shrub, ideal in shade, and bears fragrant flowers in winter. https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/16452/sarcococca-confusa/details
    If you plant into Ericaceous  compost, try Pieris, evergreen, with colourful new growth and white Spring flowers.
    Camellia, Dwarf Rhododendron, Japanese azaleas, these also prefer shade and Ericaceous Compost.

    Does everything have to be evergreen?  If not, add hostas, campanulas, Epimedium,
    Pulmonaria, some of the hardy Geraniums prefer shade too.
    There are many more which I am sure forum members will add for you.

    Look around for  Spring flowering bulbs, many will survive in shade.






    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,862
    What size pots does your flower wall take?
  • They take 13cm pots. I was going to go to garden centre and buy from there but since it's over a 100 I have managed to get the plant pots on offer. So just needs the compost adn seed to grow the plants.

    I prefer evergreen so it looks nice in winter too. 
  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,862
    "yorkshirerose" has recommended a lot of shrubs but the size of pot you mention is more suited to perennials. You could use ivy, heuchera, ferns, possibly some shorter grasses as well as the "hostas, campanulas, Epimedium, Pulmonaria, some of the hardy Geraniums" previously mentioned by "yorkshirerose" . If you are going to grow geraniums (these are the perennial variety also known as cranesbills) you could plump for one of the evergreen varieties such as cantabrigiensis or macrorrhizum then you wouldn't be faced with bare patches in winter.
    The RHS has a page on living walls with some plant recommendations. https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=547




  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 553
    @Ceres . I should have asked what size pot before mentioning shrubs as a suggestion. I, wrongly, assumed they would be pots of different sizes.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,862

    @Ceres . I should have asked what size pot before mentioning shrubs as a suggestion. I, wrongly, assumed they would be pots of different sizes.
    It's such a pity that the pots won't be big enough for Sarcococca. It brightens up a winter's day.
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