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By Bernard

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

We have inherited a small rockery with the property. It is probably not in the ideal position as it is quite heavily shaded and the only open aspect is to the east. The following plants seem to be doing quite well but there are some empty spaces which we have tried to fill, but without success.
Surviving plants are Primroses, Ladies Mantle, Lamb's Ears, Heather, Mini Daffodils, Sedum, Heuchera, Brunerra 'Jack Frost' and Liriope Muscari.
Can anyone suggest a few possibilities to augment this planting that stand a better chance of surviving than the ones we have tried?



Pulmonaria, Omphalodes verna and O. cappadocica all thrive in shade and are small plants. Is there room for a Tiarella? They're very pretty, as are Heucherellas.

18 Sep, 2010


Chiastophyllum always does well in positions out of full sun. Ramonda, Soldanella, Cylamen species and a host of Primula's will be quite happy there too.

18 Sep, 2010


Ta ever so - looking forward to a ravishing rockery!

18 Sep, 2010


ooh, yes, I second cyclamens.

18 Sep, 2010

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