Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:16
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!