Posted: 21/11/2015 at 17:51
If you look up your favourite plants on the RHS site, you will be able to find out the specific conditions each needs because full light isn't the whole story. Some shrubs and perennials thrive in heavy, moist soil, some need light sandy soil to flourish, and so on. Ph. is important, too The more you can provide of their needs, the greater your hope of success. For example, catmint hates my heavy clay, sun or shade, and rots off over winter, penstemon is a non starter, too, but oriental poppies will grow anywhere in the garden. Have a good look at what you are offering your plants, not just the sun hours.