east yorkshire, United Kingdom
A new planting opportunity. Ideas required but here is the background to the 'problem'.
I have had to have 2 very old crab apples removed as they have died but unfortunately the stumps are still in [not what I asked for but ony paid for the felling and they took the smaller bits away free of charge. i wanted the logs]. The Deutzia looks dead too so that will be taken out. So I am looking at a 6-10ft long by 5ft deep border. It faces south but the 6ft fence and neighbouring trees means it is in mid/deep shade.
I already have Aconitum, Anenome japonica, hellebores and a range of ferns and ground cover plants suitable for shade.
I am reluctant to plant shrubs/trees as there is honey fungus in the border and whilst I have a list of resistant trees from the RHS I want to reduce the impact of it. I should be greatful as according to the RHS it is the least thugish of the 7 species of honey fungus. Only finishing off dieing trees rather than killing them.
What I would like is suggestions for mid - tall 50cm -150cm shade loving herbaceaous plants that will be happy on chalky soil. Personal recomendations are so much better than just reading a book. So come on GoYers do your stuff please. Thanks in advance.
- 14 Nov, 2012