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What exactly is full sun/part shade?

My new garden is south facing, 4m wide x 10 m long and has a 5 or 6 foot solid fence all the way round. I've got E - W beds running down both sides, c. 1 m wide (not much in them yet).

At the moment, I'd say the beds get direct sun for about 5 hours each, but have not measured this, admittedly.

Is that a decent amount of sun? All the flowers I've started off seem to say full sun or full sun/part shade - are they likely to flower?




  • Thanks for your reply Verdun

    Oh good news - that's made my day! At the moment it seems to me that the west facing bed is warmer, but possibly this is because of the cold east winds we have been having - is there likely to be much difference between the east and west sides once spring gets properly underway?

  • Yeah you're right - I tend to over-worry when it comes to the garden...

  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 498

    Part shade means that the plant is in the line of sight of the sun for roughly half the day in summer, I think. 

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