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just call me Genius!

I have been struggling with an area of my garden for a couple of years. Its sheltered by conifers, gets NO light and NO rain. Its not too bad from the front but it has bare earth under and behind the conifers, which has really been bugging me! My light bulb moment today was to trim the trees BEHIND! Pure genius, even if i do say so myself, and no amount of rain could stop me rushing out to do this job right away! (not so genius). You cant tell from the front but what a difference it has made, light streams in and its all getting a good drenching ready for planting! It looks fine from over next doors fence as well, phew, no complaints there!


  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951
    Simplest things Phillipa!

    I've been planting...and loosing...all sorts there for 'dry shade'.
  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 17,043

    Well done MrsG!    Hope you didn't get too wet!! 

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951
    yep, a genius indeed!

    I was soaked lily but water never stops a genius.
  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951
    Thanks for passing it on Verdun image
  • Scott EdwardsScott Edwards Posts: 227

    Once  I was big headed, but now I'm perfect.


  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Will be interesting to see what you can grow there now.  Do us a picture when you get it how you want it - will be helpful for anyone else suffering similar conditions.

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Ok, here are some pictures, mainly to show how I have hacked off the back of the conifers.  To the right the 'trimmings' are piled up, there is a wall there as well. Some early planting consists of both golden (centre) and silver (to further brighten at the back) lamina, some berginias (which was dying here), bulbs (also not previously doing well), newly housed primulas, also trying some euonymus and alchemilla mollis which wouldn't grow before. Once established I will decide what stays and what goes etc.



     Just look at all that light streaming in, really pleased.image




  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    I was going to suggest you do that image

    Good thinking batman. image

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