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Hello. I have a very bare border along the fence. The lower 3/4 is shaded all day. Any ideas for shade loving plants to fill this area. 


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,611
    Lots of shade loving plants but a lot depends on what kind of sol you have - loamy, sandy, chalky, clay, moist, well-drained, dry - and roughly where you are as that will point to temperature ranges and exposure to wind and rain.
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  • Caroline-19Caroline-19 Posts: 23
    Probably more dry and well drained as it slopes 
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,485
    Hosta, Brunnera, Heuchera, Dryopteris fern should all be OK. Some hardy geraniums grow in shade, such as geranium phaeum. If the soil is moist and never dries out you can grow astilbes.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 1,733
    A garrya elliptica would work well.
  • Caroline-19Caroline-19 Posts: 23
    Thank you all. Lots to look forward to. The garrya look interesting. 😊👍🏻
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,324
    IMO, Garrya looks really boring for at least 11 months of the year.
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  • Japanese anemone, heuchera, geraniums, ferns, dogs tooth violets, aquilegia, clematis (love their feet in shade) all grow in my shady areas. If dry and free draining look at alpines as well. 
  • HazybHazyb Posts: 329
    edited May 2021

    Post removed. Wrong thread sorry. 

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