Essex, United Kingdom
Plant ideas for a shady spot?
Hi, I've got a narrow raised border that runs along a north facing wall which has a huge ivy (30 year old) growing above it. I'm struggling to get much to grow in this bed, particularly in the north east facing corner. I think that the ivy is stopping the rain getting to it.
Can anyone suggest anything, preferably shrubs or perrenials that would like those conditions? Also there seem to be a lot of snails in that bed, so anything tasty doesn't last long, I lost a phlox (& many other new plants) to snails last year.
Any ideas welcome!
P.S. I've got a portugal laurel & a viburnum tinus that I'm thinking of moving from somewhere else in the garden - would they grow in these conditions?
- 22 Apr, 2012