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Five plants to hide a garden shed

Conceal garden sheds and structures with plants chosen for their flowers, foliage and fragrance – we pick five of the best.

Most gardens have features that could be hidden so they don’t detract from the garden as a whole.

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Depending on their location, structures such as sheds can cast shade, so plants that can cope with partial shade are ideal.

Discover five gorgeous plants to hide a garden shed, below.

With dramatic sprays of foliage and flowers, miscanthus are brilliant plants for year round appeal.

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Star jasmine

Richly perfumed and easy to grow, star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) will provide blooms throughout summer and evergreen colour all year. Take a look at some of the best climbers for wildlife you could grow, too.

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Pittosporum

These gorgeous shrubs flower in the summer, giving off an intense aroma like that of orange blossom. Evergreen foliage will help to conceal the base of the shed. Take a look at some of the pittosporums to grow.

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Yew

If you’re creating a border around the shed, a low, evergreen hedge is perfect for edging it. Yew (Taxus baccata) is native and easy to plant, but you could also try box-leaved holly, Ilex crenata. Here’s Monty Don’s advice on how to plant a yew hedge.

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Miscanthus sinensis

With dramatic sprays of foliage and flowers, miscanthus are brilliant plants for year round appeal. Lush green leaves and pink-red flower plumes turn rich shades of yellow and gold in the winter months. Take a look at this expert advice on caring for grasses.

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Clematis

There are plenty of clematis that will happily grow in partial shade. Pictured are the sumptuous, deep-purple blooms of ‘Warszawska Nike’, which will look beautiful when it’s allowed to scramble up and over a shed roof.

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