Staffordshire, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Hi all, seasons greetings. I'm in the process of making plans for the garden next year. Has anyone got any suggestions for plants for the shady border? I have a west facing garden and am looking for plants for the north facing fence, in well drained neutral soil. Complicated part, we have a very large orange blossom and a fairly big lilac growing in the border so it tends to be quite dry and a little full of tree roots. I've included a couple of photos of the border (well almost a border lol). Its not had much work done on it for several years so is a little grassy, but you can see the general outline. It is quite narrow at the moment but I think I'm going to widen it, make it easier to plant. The side of the border closest to the house, is pretty much permanently in the shade, thanks to the trees in the garden. The far side of the orange blossom (farthest away from the house) gets afternoon sun in the summer, but is full shade in winter.
I am more than happy to grow my own from seed (new greenhouse begging to be used lol). Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
- 28 Dec, 2011