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Sizeyuk1Sizeyuk1 Posts: 125

Well we have finally given up trying to grow a lawn in our side garden it is so wet and gets no sun, yesterday we covered it with a membrane and gravel. I need to know now what to plant in it that will cope with the conditions, something for the spring, summer and possibly something that will look good in the winter.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,232

    Hello. The woods round here are full of wild garlic, with its lovely white flowers, and edible leaves and bluebells.

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  • Sizeyuk1Sizeyuk1 Posts: 125

    Thank you I will think about bluebells and wild garlic. but don't thay both spread a lot, I would likesomething a bit more compact

     

  • Sizeyuk1Sizeyuk1 Posts: 125

    Thanks Patsy, thats given me a good selection

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Sizeyuk1, I grow the wild garlic in holes in a membrane and covered in pea shingle so it doesn't spread; also Vinca, white and blue/purple. Foxgloves, forget-me-nots (I pull them up as they finish flowering - enough seeds have dropped by then for next year and compost the rest)image

  • Sizeyuk1Sizeyuk1 Posts: 125

    Thanks Artjak thats given me some more to think aboutimage

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 21,852

    Astilbe, chelone, aquilegia, Japanese anemone, dicentra, hostas, ligularia, lily of the valley, fritillaria meleagris, cornus alba sibirica, ferns (not sure which), hakonechloa, primulas, snowdrops and tête à tête daffs all in a damp, shaded bed that gets sun after 3:30pm between the spring and autumn équinoxes and can be flooded or frozen solid in winter

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,616
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Sizeyuk1Sizeyuk1 Posts: 125

    Thanks to  everyone who replied to my post, lots of ideas now, just going to have a few weeks holiday and then the work will begin image

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