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What would you plant here?

hi there,

looking for some inspiration on what to plant in this area?

 I had dug up a load of carex pendula which was taking over the area.

it is beneath an apple tree, gets good sunlight morning to mid afternoon, then it's shaded.

A trip to the garden centre this afternoon, so some ideas would be appreciated.


Last edited: 02 April 2017 13:11:27


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,087

    I'd go for hardy geraniums image

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

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 5,101

    I have spring bulbs followed by Astilbes, hardy geraniums and hostas under my Apple tree. They all flourish in the shade of the canopy and look fab. 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 5,101

    Oh - and some aquilegias. 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • GraysGrays Posts: 167

    Many thanks, looks like Geraniums it is then!

  • KatfishKatfish Posts: 56

    I'd add in some Spring bulbs too. Attract the pollinators early so they come back for the apple blossom.

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