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27/07/2013 at 15:07

I'm now addicted to this site so going to throw this out here for some ideas.... I have recently had a garden room built at the bottom of my garden which is in woodland. In the autum I will be moving my veg beds and planting it up..... So apart from the obvious foxgloves and ferns I am wondering what to plant. The area does get sun so am tviburnum of some astrantia and maybe anenome..... so ideas other ideas guys? Thanks in advance

27/07/2013 at 15:32

What's the soil like Stacey, dry and rooty? acid or alkaline. and how much sun

27/07/2013 at 15:39

The soil is fantastic!!! Great drainage due to it being the old crockery dump for a big house. No idea if its acid or alkaline although I wouldn't say too acidicThat's for the sun it is dappled all day the canopy isn't that heavy ( still manage to grow in the raised veg beds,) it's such a wonderful space 

27/07/2013 at 15:53
2 Wheel Gardener wrote (see)

A couple of my favourites Tiarella and Thalictrum.

Will check them out have never heard of them.... Thalictrum is stunning and I do have a thing for plants like that. It's on the list thank you

27/07/2013 at 16:02

Sounds great. 

Aconitum, aquilegia, actea, try other species of digitalis as well as purpurea. D.lutea and ferruginea are good and fit into woodland. Some cyclamen, hederifolium for late summer/autumn and coum for winter. Shrubs such as sarcococca and winter flowering honeysuckle. Arum maculatum for easy or some of the arisaemas for something a bit different. Hellebores, snowdrops and early crocuses. Grasses, pheasant grass and Mr Bowles' Golden grass go well in light shade

27/07/2013 at 16:18

Nut cutlet thank you for the fantastic ideas, when looking up the arisaemas and alum maculatum to my delight I already have these growing naturally although they are now at the back of the garden room. Aquilegia is a great idea I picked up some stunning ones for .99p at the last crocus sale!!!!! They are in a pot waiting to be put somewhere!!!!!!!

27/07/2013 at 17:27

I have an endless number of pots of things waiting to be put somewhere. Every year I'm not going to grow all those seeds. But then I see something interesting and I'm off again

27/07/2013 at 18:03

Lol nutcutlet it's an addiction!!!! I'm the same 

27/07/2013 at 20:19

is there a cure do you think?

27/07/2013 at 21:37

No I think we just have to be brave and admit it and continue to indulge it!!!! Lol doesn't help that I Calander all the crocus open days as they are close to me....

27/07/2013 at 22:32

That's a bit of a temptation Stacey. Nothing like that round here so I'm safe.

I do make an annual trip to West.Acre Gardens though, splendid nursery there.

27/07/2013 at 22:39

Dicentras do well for me in damp, partial shade.  My favourite is the white one - think its called Alba.

I pass crocus on my way to work - am now on first name terms with the receptionist!!!

27/07/2013 at 22:41

Persicariea, various as well. Red Dragon is impressive in leaf.

28/07/2013 at 07:02

Red dragon looks great! Chicky it's an addictive place and I love love love their open days better than the Harrods sale!!!! However I spend a lot on mistakes!!!! (Ammi majus this year!!) dicentras are most definitely on the list..... Just can't wait to get started!!!! 

28/07/2013 at 21:38

Woodland gardens can be so much more than just plants.


29/07/2013 at 18:59

Wow Eddie j that looks great the sculptures are amazing. We have just had a garden room built in the wooded part of our garden hence the question. I will post a pic later!

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