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Shade loving plants

I have a shady area underneath my bamboo, for which I would like some planting.  However, I don't want the same old boring choices that books and magazines come up with.  Is there anything of interest I can choose?  Ideally I would like something with colour and interest, maybe even with a flower.  Any ideas??


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    Not a lot would grow under my bamboo. Even the weeds have given up

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I have just dug a new bed on the north side of some large shrubs, and which is more or less in permanent shade. I have planted up with a mix of pulmonarias, erythroniums( dog tooth violets) and trilliums. I have mulched with leaf mould compost and it looks both natural and colourful. Right plants, right place  and I shall be buying some more trilliums at the Malvern Show this week to complete my new bed.imageimage

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