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Hi image I have an odd shaped bed, which currently has some fruit, but will have to be turned in to a permenent fruit bed as im running out of space! Right out of the things below what will take the shadier end of the bed? Not full shade. Rhubarb Gooseberries Raspberries Tayberry Blueberries Thanks image

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,625

    Haven't grown all of them in semi shade but I know that rasps, tayberries and gooseberries will be fine there. Also blackcurrants and blackberries.image

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  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Thanks Pansyface, ive got a feeling the rhubarb might be ok too, so might do a row of each going from the shadier bit to full sun, then just keep the blueberries in full sun image
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 6,989

    Sounds good Bekkie.  I've got raspberries on NE facing slope, at the bottom of a 15ft retaining wall - so pretty shady.  15lb of raspberry jam this year - nuf said?  image

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Thanks Liri, some of the rasps were already in the dodgy bit and have done well, im planning to get 3 polka canes to add to the autumn bliss, really need more room! image
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 6,989

    Don't we all...  image

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    For some years I tried to grow rhubarb; only had success when I put it in dappled shadeimage

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    I have gooseberries and rhubarb in a shady part of my allotment - shaded by an apple tree growing growing in 'no mans land'.

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