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,Iris foetidissima (left), wood spurge and various spring bulbs, like snowdrops and winter aconites.Extreme shadeMore on gardening in shadePot up a shade-loving display of begonias and fernsCreate spring pot display for shadeBrighten up a gloomy corner with a pot
Regular watering is essential for summer bedding, vegetables, pots and hanging baskets as well as newly-planted trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. Our tips show how to water your plants properly so that they can make best use of it and so that we don't waste this valuable resou...
A term used largely in floristry to describe blooms entirely of a single colour, ie, with no variegation, veining or shading.
in a cool, lightly shaded spot.AdamWhen it's flowered, cut back the begonia and move it indoors. The ferns can be repotted or enjoyed in the garden.More planting combinations for shadeGrowing shade-loving acer and ajuga.Grow plants for shade
. The fern can be replanted in the garden.More advice on growing shade-loving plantsGrowing shade-loving hostas.Creating a pot display of begonias and ferns.Potting up a shade-tolerant display of ferns, violets and hostas.Learn how to take begonia cuttings.
Tie greenhouse tomatoes to their supports as they growFeed plants with full-strength fertiliser solution once a week, or apply a more diluted feed every few daysApply shading paint or put up shade netting or blindsOpen doors and vents daily
Bring aeoniums and other tender succulents under cover for winter Empty begonia tubers from pots, clean off the compost and store somewhere dark and dryWater plants more sparingly now conditions are getting coolerWash off all shade paint and remove
in the winter to stop the phormium's roots freezing.More container ideas for shade-loving plantsGrowing shade-tolerant begonia and plectranthus in a container.Brightening a shady corner with begonia and pelargonium.Growing shade-loving hostas and ferns.
A shady garden might seem like a challenge, but in reality there's a huge range of plants suitable for growing in dark places. This container display is made using a boldselection of plants, combining different leaf forms, colours and textures
Run a 'seeping hose' - a hose with holes in - through dry shaded borders or along the base of hedges so they can be watered weekly in dry weatherTreat lawn weeds and moss if necessary