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I would like to try and add more autumn colour to my garden. Do you have any suggestions for flowering shrubs in semi shaded position. Am also keen to try tropaeolum speciosum I heard they can be hard to establish when dried out at any point. However, have seen them bare rooted for sale can I safely buy these?



Mahonias, Skimmia, Viburnum tinus and other Viburnums. They all provide interest. How about Hamamelis? They are wonderful shrubs - they colour up in the autumn, then you get late winter/ early spring flowers. Try growing Clematis cirrhosa theought them, too -they flower through from November and are a wonderful boost to the garden.

Other colourful shrubs are Euonymus,(a choice!) Itea virginica, and Pseudowintera colorata - no flowers, but great foliage!

I've been struggling with Tropaeolum speciosum for 4 years - and finally, it has flowered this year and seems to be established. I planted mine as potted plants, so I can't tell you if the bare-rooted ones would survive, though. I don't think I'd risk it.

16 Sep, 2010


Hydrangea, hypericum androsaemum, anemone x hybrida, evergreen ferns. Phil J

16 Sep, 2010

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