Posted: 13/05/2017 at 08:06
Love that brunnera Cloggie, I've just bought another one, Alexander's great, and have high hopes for it. Funny how some plants such as that lychnis thrive where they are'nt supposed to, I guess they don't read the rule books 😁
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That's the problem with only sticking to books, Brickman
Always good to experiment. As has been said - a bit of variation in height, shape and texture is necessary to stop a border looking 'flat'. Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum) and white Dicentras are perfect for a shady border. Acteas for later in the year. All of those will give a bit of a glow at different times, although they do best in damper soil.
Gaultherias are also happy in quite a bit of shade. Evergreen, so useful if you don't want lots of gaps over winter.