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hi.we have a corner in the garden which is 90% of the time always wet and doesnt get loads of sun.We want to cover this corner in stones and make a bit of a rockery but desperately need advice on which plants to use.We have planted some but im assuming beacause of the wetness of the soil they have died.Any help would be great.Thanks


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,570

    rockery plants usually like sharp drainage, so if I was you, I would go with the flow, and accept its wet, and make a bog garden.  You can plant moisture lovers such as candelabra primulas and astilbes,hostas, and zantedeschias.  or even a huge gunnera.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,779

    I would do as fidgetbones says. I would love to grow astilbes, but I don't have a wet shade place.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,836

    I agree - that area is crying out to be a gorgeous bog garden - so many wonderful plants you can grow in damp shade image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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