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16/09/2012 at 22:12
In the far end of my south facing garden, the sun shines from late morning till about afternoon. Would that area be suitable for plants that needs full sun like lavender and thyme. From midafternoon till evening, that corner is fully shaded.
16/09/2012 at 22:36

I have a lavender that has done well with  shade in the afternoon but it is in very poor soil with great drainage, which I think has helped it.

17/09/2012 at 00:20

I have a garden which gets sun all day, providing there is some and grew thyme in the shade of a hedge, it also competed with shade from huge rubarb leaves this year, providing it gets some light and heat, thyme should be ok.  

17/09/2012 at 05:52

Kate is right  Lavender etc can cope with a bit of shade as long as their feet are not wet.  If your soil is not free draining add plenty of grit, and mound it up and plant the plants on the mounds so that water does not puddle around them.

Mediterranean plants need dryness, particularly when the temperatures are low.

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