Five top tips – growing in shade

Flo Headlam shares her five top tips for growing in shade

Flo Headlam

Being confident about growing in shade comes with knowing what will grow well. Once you know the type of shade you are dealing with and what will give you success, your confidence as a gardener will lift off. Taking time to familiarise yourself with your situation and then doing some research will save you time and money in the long run and bring new interest into your garden.

Add organic matter

Whether dry or damp shade, adding organic matter is always of great benefit to your soil. Garden compost, well-rotted manure, peat-free compost – all are good soil improvers and your plants will love you for it. In the case of dry shade, the additional moisture is a massive win.

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