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13 messages
02/04/2012 at 21:22

Has anyone got any suggestion for the  long narrow garden at the side of my house, it gets very little sun along the border next to a low fence. I want something that will grow  quite quickly to about 2 mtrs maximum , preferable with flowers or colour in the leaves.

03/04/2012 at 01:11

hi why dont you hebes they are good plants they are evergreen an they get purple or white flowers on in summer an if they get to big just trim them back. hope this helps.

03/04/2012 at 07:21
03/04/2012 at 07:31
Try RHS plant selector on their website http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector
03/04/2012 at 08:26
Hostas
03/04/2012 at 11:07

How about Azaleas or Rhodedendrons, or for smaller plants try ferns or Heucheras.

03/04/2012 at 12:38
Yep azealas iv got some o them aswell all they get is a wee bit of morning sun and they do fine
03/04/2012 at 15:29

Thanks for the replies, I will certainly try Hebes, I had them in my previouse garden and they were lovely, but as they had full sun I never thought to use them in shade, I will also try Rhodedendrons, not so sure about Azaleas.

05/04/2012 at 16:47

Hi fairly new to all this but don't lily of the valley do ok in shade?

05/04/2012 at 20:24

Hostas do well in shade.

05/04/2012 at 21:45

I have a similar space and I grow hellebores, ferns, cyclamens, Japanese anemones ( these need staking but they flower well), erythroniums, geranium phaeum 'Lily Lovage', geranium endressii, pulmonaria, sarcococcus and variegated euonymus and at the back a clematis montana that I keep well pruned after flowering so I get good leaves through the summer as well as low flowers in the spring.

05/04/2012 at 22:08

Thank you that's a good selection for me to try and I will enjoy looking around the garden centres for them.

05/04/2012 at 22:10
I have a lovely fatsia growing in a shady border and it can easily be pruned back if it grows too big. Does anyone know if Grasses can be grown in the shade. I have been given 3 clumps and don't know whether to risk them or not.
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