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Hi folks

any idea what colourful plants that I can buy for over the winter period for a dry and shaded area?


  • chickychicky Posts: 10,400

    Are you thinking about pots or in the ground Nick?

  • In the ground

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,400

    Only things i can think of need sun to keep flowering in winter (pansies etc) - if you were using pots you could rotate them from sun to shade to keep them going.

    something with berries might be your best bet.  Some of the cotoneasters self seed in our patio/paving, so i assume they don't need much moisture.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    It also depends what sort of space you have Nick. Euphorbias will grow in that kind of situation and can be quite bright over winter followed by colourful bracts in spring. If you added something like a Phormium for contrasting shape,  that would give you a backdrop for other things. Phormiums prefer sun but will cope with quite a bit of shade if the soil's light. You can get some good bright or variegated ones, although you may lose a bit of the variegation in the shade. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Heucheras are always a safe and colourful bet for the winter months, but you may need to supplement some water if it is very dry.
  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,605

    Snowdrops, Bowles golden grass, Stipa arundicea, snowy woodrush

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

    Welsh onion had suggested Cyclamen , have a go Nick. Another member had these on the lawn and was trying to get rid of them.

    Can't remember who , but

    You could always be cheeky and ask for them  be got rid of by sending them............

    " YOUR WAY " 

    I'm sure you wouldn't mind  paying the postage image!!!!!!

    Try anything once  image


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