There is a large leylandii cypress tree in a neighbour's garden which overhangs mine. Although it has been cut back I am continuing to find, as I found before it was cut, that nothing I plant survives in the part of my garden that lies in its shade. This year I planted peas from seed and although at first they appeared to grow quite vigorously, they have now shrivelled almost to nothing. Have the leylandii needles effectively poisoned this section of the garden so nothing will grow? Is there anything that I can plant there that has a reasonable chance of success?
- 19 Jun, 2010