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trailing plants in hanging baskets for shaded area

durham, United Kingdom

i have a corner in my garden that is basically shaded for most part of the day and l have got three hanging baskets with compost in them, what l am looking for is an ideal trailing plant with some colour to put in them can anybody give me some good ideas back, l have posted a picture of the corner, to give you an idea of what l am up against



Summer bedding which survives well in shade is Fuchsia, Busy Lizzie, Begonia and Lobelia, plus pansies. you can get trailing fuchsias, trailing begonias and trailing lobelia - there is one called Lobelia colour cascade, which is a variety of different colour flowers, but the flowers are quite small. Think I'd try trailing begonias, or an upright fuchsia with a couple of trailing ones around and a bit of trailing lobelia thrown in. For contrast, a non flowering basket trailer for the summer could be lamium maculatum as this does well in shade. The variety White Nancy is very nice and you can pop it in a shady spot in the garden when the summer's over, as its a perennial.

9 Jun, 2009


i'd do a pale pink trailing fuchsia, the colour will 'glow' in the shade.

9 Jun, 2009

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