Posted: 30/08/2015 at 14:21
do you have any garden compost? Any turf left over or planning to cut out some of your lawn? This is great stuff for volume filling, stacked upside down.
can you get some too soil?
how big an area is this?
worthwhile getting the soil right though now......not a raised bed but a former smallish pond was converted into a border. I used stacked turves, rotted garden compost, dried manure and garden soil from elsewhere. The plants have been prolifiic. They include some plants you might consider for your shade area like astilbes. Astrantias, cimicifugas, ferns, rudbeckias, and hackonechloa grass.