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Am looking for any good shade loving shrubs and flowers... thanks


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,346
    Is it dry shade or wet @darren hansen 134? Also - what size is the space you want to fill?
    That will affect the suggestions  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,501
    Where are you and what's your soil like. What is causing the shade? 😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Am in Cambridge. Soil is a bit heavy..clay almost but not quite.. space is about 40-50 cm wide and against a fence
  • And about 2-3 m long
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,688
    If it's 2-3 metres long, I would include something like Sarcococca Hookeriana Var. Humulis. They are not fast growing and keep quite compact. Polemonium Caeruleum which has interesting leaf form when not in flower. Epimediums and Heucheras offer good foliage form too.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 3,629
    @darren hansen 134 I would take a look at Hellebores for early spring interest. All the plants mentioned by @Borderline would work well and are lovely.
     Asarum europaeum, anemone nemerosa, fritillara meleagris, Galanthus, Pulmonaria  Diana Clare, Polystichum setiferum, Geranuim phaum album all grow in my garden same aspect and soil. This border will be at it's best in winter and then into spring. In autumn White Japanese Anemones and Solidago fireworks would work together .  


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    Dan Pearson
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