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Will anything grow in full shade?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 13:20

I think one of the most common problems with shade under trees is that the trees will take up most of any moisture there is and so the soil will be very dry. As quite a few plants that tolerate shade seem to enjoy dampness too, keeping the area well mulched to retain moisture will not only benefit any under planting but the trees and wildlife too! If the trees are deciduous then the leaves will have been benefitting the soil but conifers do not! Always prepare the soil first before planting to give as much chance as possible to the survival of the plants. Ferns do really well almost anywhere so how about a fernery!  x

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