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Some of my shady ladies.

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As many of you will know I have lots of shady areas in my garden and over the years I have been ‘collecting’ the common and not so common to fill the borders.

The Erythroniums are doing very well and there have been one or another in flower from mid March. Purple King was the first followed by Joanna, Pagoda and White beauty. Kinfauns Pink is now opening. [Appologies if you have seen the photos before. In order of appearance]

I bought a little Hepatica nobilis from our HPS group and it seems happy going by the new leaves.


I have had this lovely plant now for 5+ yrs and the foliage is usually evergreen. The flower is pale green/creamy white. Beesia calthifolia


This Deiantha caerula is coming back nicely and I hope the blue flowers do well this year; the weather spoilt them in 2019

The Scopolia have been putting on a good show for weeks and appreciate the shade.
Scopolia carniolica Zwanenberg has maroon/aubergine coloured flowers.

Scoploia carniolica var brevifolia is a yellow form.

No shaded area should be without Dicentra, though some have been renamed as Lamprocapnos. I would like to get some others too.

Dicentra ‘Spring magic’ grows next to Lamprocapnos spectabilis.

D cucullaria is in a couple of places and L. spectabilis alba is a marker for a pet rabbit grave..

Pteridophylum racemosa is continuing to flower and I have them in 3 different palces to see where they will be happiest.


The last one I am going to show you in this blog is Blood root. Sanguinea canadenisis. This is a beautiful clean white flower but it is being overshadowed by other plants. I will move the other plants I think.

I hoped you enjoyed seeing some of my shady ladies.

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Some lovely shade lovers there. A beautiful range of Erythroniums.

18 Apr, 2020

 

I love Bloodroot! I had some in my last garden. It is not an easy plant to find, but as we moved in October, it was impossible to dig it out. I had no way of finding it. The nursery where I bought it has been closed down for years now too. Some very interesting plants there and most of them new to me. Sadly, I have very little shade here in summer. I miss all my shade lovers.

18 Apr, 2020

 

I love your Erythroniums lovely varieties of different assirtment of plants you have here you have also an unusual which I liked is your L. spectabilis alba never seen one before.

18 Apr, 2020

 

The shaded area of your garden must look a real picture at the moment. What a lovely collection of Erythroniums you have. I love the last photo too.

18 Apr, 2020

 

The shaded area of your garden must look a real picture at the moment. What a lovely collection of Erythroniums you have. I love the last photo too.mu

18 Apr, 2020

 

about 1/2 of the garden borders are shaded all the time with a remaining 1/4 in partial shade from about midday onwards. I was a bit despondent when hubby suggested we buy it as back then I just thought Hosta and ferns. it was a lovely learning curve.

19 Apr, 2020

 

Shady ladies look fabulous! I agree with the others, your erythroniums look amazing, very dainty, pretty ladies! The Blood Root is a really pure white beauty! Thanks for posting.

19 Apr, 2020

 

Your shady ladies are looking fab!

19 Apr, 2020

 

The white ones are especially pretty - such a shine to them.

19 Apr, 2020

 

What a fabulous collection. The Blood Root is particularly beautiful and I've not come across this before.

20 Apr, 2020

 

Well done seaburngirl, they look so nice, but not just the flowers but the foliage too.

20 Apr, 2020

 

Yes I do try to get interesting foliage as the flowers tend to be very fleeting.

20 Apr, 2020

 

Enjoyed seeing your shady ladies Seaburn, you have a lovely selection, as you say interesting foliage is a must in such places....

21 Apr, 2020

 

You are still as enthusiastic as ever, lovely to come back on line and see some other folks gardening. I seem to have lost the touch but feel my enthusiasm staring to come back.

21 Apr, 2020

 

Thanks Lincs I enjoy the different foiliage forms. It is lovely to see you back on line Thelma. The Hesperis you gave me years ago are still seeding around and doing beautifully.

21 Apr, 2020

 

I also have a Hepatica Maxima (white flowers), expensive to buy but worth it!

Do you have any 'dry' shade at all? I'm struggling to find suitable shrubs to plant a dry shade border out :( x

28 Apr, 2020

 

A lot of my garden is dry shade sadly. The shrubs I have are Euonymus japonicas [silver and green] and Sarcococca [sweet box] and that is about it for me . In a less dry area I have Acuba, Camellia, Spirea and Weigelia.

Go on the RHS website and they have lists of plants that would be suitable Traceylou.

28 Apr, 2020

 

You have some wonderful shady ladies....always exciting to see something different...
We have the Beesia....but it is so slow...thinking of moving it to a more suitable place...
Lovely photos......

28 Apr, 2020

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