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Plants needed for heavily shaded area under fir trees

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 17:42

Is the white one 'White-Ness'? Looks pretty. Will keep an eye out when next at the garden centre 

Plants needed for heavily shaded area under fir trees

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 17:41

WillDB that patch looks lovely. G. macrorrhizum still looks a bit weed-like to me but I guess that means it will spread easily which is what I need! Macrorrhizum is a long word nut!! 

 

Plants needed for heavily shaded area under fir trees

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 12:21

Thanks WillDB. Excellent ideas. I never thought of geraniums there, I love them. I also love Japanese anemones. Quite happy for them to become invasive!

MrsGarden, I like pulmonarias although they don't seem to have done very well anywhere in my garden! Lords and Ladies, I have some of those, they do ok but are quite delicate and susceptible to dog damage! No idea what Lamina is!

Nut, is Geranium macrorrhizum a weed?, then again Pentaglottis sempervirens could be called as one too but its very pretty.

Think I might get Mr Finch to cut back some of the lower tree branches to give the plants more of a chance 

Plants needed for heavily shaded area under fir trees

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 08:46

Thanks for the suggestions. Its not that dense, it does get some light but just minimal sun. The plants that are there look pretty ropey! I will try periwinkle, that's the kind of thing I'm after... any others similar?

Plants needed for heavily shaded area under fir trees

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 11:41

Oops, sorry its not new any more, been here 3 summers now! Sorry, will update profile.

Thanks for the ideas though... I don't really want any shrubs there but will look at the other ideas. 

 

Plants needed for heavily shaded area under fir trees

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 10:34

I have an area of about 5x5m at the back of the garden, under fir trees (so fairly dry), and pretty much never gets any sun. At the moment there are bluebells growing there, the odd ornamental grass (which I don't really like) and some sickly looking yellow iris things. Any idea of what plants I could put in that would spread and cover the ground, but also would not invade other areas of the garden, and if possible be robust enough for a dog to run through! 

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Petasites fragrans yes or no?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:40

what a shame.. oh well, I will go with your advice and admire from afar  x

Petasites fragrans yes or no?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:18

oh haha I see!

 

Petasites fragrans yes or no?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 09:07

Lately I have been noticing some lovely leaves growing low to the ground in peoples' gardens and along rivers. I'm pretty sure what I'm seeing in Petasites fragrans. I think they're such pretty leaves and they'd look lovely somewhere near our pond. However I have read that they can be a bit invasive. Can anyone give advice on whether I should put some in, or will I regret it? Are they really that bad? 

What (or who) is this in the pond?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:10

You got there first! Yes, I stand corrected. That is very cool... and slightly disgusting! 

 

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Plants needed for heavily shaded area under fir trees

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Petasites fragrans yes or no?

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What (or who) is this in the pond?

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Will a Lavatera work in partial shade?

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What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

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Anyone know the name of this?

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Drunk wasps all over my fallen apples - advice needed!

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help-identifying-these-plants-please-

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Callistemon only has a few flowers

 
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