Dry, shady area advice
laarobbins Posts: 50
I have an area of my garden sheltered by two or three small trees which has very poor, dry soil in semi to full shade.
Currently have a shrub which seems to be a michaelmas daisy or something similar - I don't like it, but not sure what to replace it that will thrive in such a poor area!?!
Any ideas welcome!! My local garden centre is not particularly well stocked but has all the basics...
Anything's better than a michaelmas daisy.
Some of the hardy geraniums, G macrorrhizum, G nodosum and G, phaeum would do OK.
Woodruff is a lovely native woodland ground cover.
In the sticks near Peterborough
Ferns particularly Dryopteris do well in dry shade, some grasses eg Bowles golden grass, Hachonechloa, some Euphorbia eg. Euphorbia amygdaloides Purpurea, Aquilegia, Tellima and Lamium to name but a few.
Shade is not to be feared, there are many wonderful plants to be grown.
I would attempt to improve the soil a bit first
for the fag ends of the aristocracy.
Thanks for the advice!