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We completely cleared the jungle that was there when we moved in but now need to figure out what to plant, and I have no idea where to start! This post is to ask for help with my shaded bark-covered edge, but I have other posts for the other edges.
This edge had got a layer of weed-net and is covered by bark. It is shaded almost all day. Last year I (optomistically) planted a couple of hydrangea which unsurprisingly haven't done well, although they are just about still alive. I was planning on planting in big pots to sit on the bark, but I don't know what will do well in medium sized pots in the shade. I guess a couple of hardy shrubs would be best, but would prefer flowering. Ideally evergreen and low maintenance, max 5ft tall. I don't want to spend too much money.
Here's a picture if it helps:
Any suggestions of plants much appreciated!
Laura, this link does not work, could you post a photo here? Then I am sure you will get lots of advice.
Sorry - here we go! Thanks.
Do you get sun further up the fence?
Maybe for about an hour a day (max) but most of it is perma-shade.
Here is a site with some easy shrubs to grow in shade.
Easier to find a bigger selection of hardy perennials, such as hostas, brunnera, dicentra, heuchera, tiarella, pulmonaria, violas, and several sorts of hardy geraniums.
Hi Laura. You can find some further suggestions here: http://www.rattangardenfurniture.co.uk/blog/plants-for-shade-10-plants-for-part-and-full-shade-areas/