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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 Posts: 29,150
    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.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
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  • Caroline-19Caroline-19 Posts: 23
    Probably more dry and well drained as it slopes 
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,740
    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. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • didywdidyw Posts: 2,928
    A garrya elliptica would work well.
  • Caroline-19Caroline-19 Posts: 23
    Thank you all. Lots to look forward to. The garrya look interesting. 😊👍🏻
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,727
    IMO, Garrya looks really boring for at least 11 months of the year.
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    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • 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: 336
    edited May 2021

    Post removed. Wrong thread sorry. 

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