Nice bit of detective workB-L
Not a hardy plant
What is it B_L?
I failed to get Dogs Mercury going here, what does it like?
Lots of perennials. I have a lot of shade and have tried many. Aquilegias, several hardy geraniums, campanulas, digitalis, corydalis, I'll try and think of a few more if nobody else does
It should be aym
Insects absolutely love it
so do the fruit eating birds when it ripens
It has to mature and get to the bushing out stage before it flowers. I don't like the smell of ivy flowers but others do
Hi Lorna, crocus don't open in shade, or on cloudy days. I think tulips might not either but I don't have much experience of tulips. snowdrops and daffs are fine
Hi aym, 2 acres here but not all 'gardened'
No bacon here
Unusual plants? probably unusual in that there are lots of species rather than fancy cultivars and hybrids. I like natives as well, to keep the other residents happy
on reflection, some of that astro turf and a plastic hedge might be labour saving