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OlivedogOlivedog Posts: 43

I would like some ideas for what to plant under a row of smallish trees (apple tree, and a few large shrubs). Currently there are 2 slug eaten hostas and daffs in spring, would like some ferns I think but about red some colour. It's shady and I would like low maintenance image thanks 


  • Ooooo I have found a lovely lovely red stemmed fern it's a ATHYRIUM FILIX-FEMINA LADY IN RED just google it some suppliers in the uk. Just watched toby buckland on a-z of gardening plant a woodland garden( plus I'm planning one and everyone here have been soooo helpful I now have more plant ideas than room. tiarella would look good and are evergreen, and heuchera. Clematis golden tiara is a stunner that likes shade if you fancy a climber growing up them and of course a dicentra..... Lol all this shady knowledge from researching my woodland plot and excellent peeps here......

  • -- Posts: 88

    Commelina (day flower) or Tradescantia for the warmer months (both spread like

    crazy and do not need a pinch of care); hardy geraniums; bugle.

    Doodia is a fern from Oceania with new red fronds.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    aquilegias, astrantias, aconitum, cyclamen

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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