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Bulbs for under the fir trees

I have planted a row of firs at the bottom of the garden in a completely shaded area. I want to put some colourful bulbs under the firs to come up in the spring and summer. Can anybody recommend some and when to plant them please?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    bright colours and shade don't go together well either in appearance or in plant survival

  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    Not spring or summer, but autumn - you may get away with colchicums - also called naked ladies. They don't mind dry soil, but you would have to check on shade.

  • Thanks both. Appreciate you taking the time to advise.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    could try some cyclmen as well, usually seen in deciduous shade but worth a try

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